Steve Baden Executive Director Email: email@example.com Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over twenty five years, including eighteen years with home energy ratings and energy mortgages on both the state and national levels, and ten years administering a state energy office. Mr. Baden initiated the “Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative” which received the “”1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program”” from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Steve was also awarded “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET. Cardice Howard Deputy Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cardice Howard brings 27 years of operations management experience as an insulation contractor in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas market along with her passion as an insulation Industry advocate to the RESNET team. Cardice has worked as an insulation contractor, developing and maintaining cohesive relationships with builders, code officials, sales and operations staff. Ms. Howard built teams to support over $2 million in sales per month in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, focusing on business development and strategic planning. Laurel Elam Director of Quality Assurance Administration and Standards Email: email@example.com Laurel Elam has been with RESNET since 2010. She started as RESNET’s Conference Coordinator and it 2013 began also serving as Quality Assurance Manager. She is now RESNET’s Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance. Ms. Elam graduated from Appalachian State University, with a degree in Appropriate Technology and a minor in Sustainable Development and began her career in the industry in 2004 working in at the Appalachian State University Energy Center. Ryan Meres Programs Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan has 10 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy policy and building energy codes and has published more than two dozen case studies, reports and resources on those topics. Valerie Briggs Communications Director Email: email@example.com Valerie served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at North American Technician Excellence (NATE), overseeing business development, advertising, marketing, and public relations activities for the organization. Prior to joining NATE, Ms. Briggs worked as Senior Director of External Communications and Marketing Outreach for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), a national health care trade association representing the interests of the owners of over 23,000 independent retail pharmacies. She was previously responsible for marketing and training for the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program, a healthcare and employment program for people with disabilities. Scott Doyle RESNET Technical Director, Quality Assurance and Training Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Doyle joined the HERS industry as a HERS Rater in 2003. Since being certified as a rater Scott has inspected and tested the energy performance of thousands of homes across a variety of construction types and climate zones. In 2007 he became a RESNET certified Quality Assurance Designee and Trainer. Mr. Doyle oversaw quality assurance activities for EnergyLogic and five other RESNET HERS Rating Providers. This involved quality assurance oversight of nearly 10,000 homes annually that were HERS rated. From 2008-2014, as a Rater Trainer, Scott trained hundreds of energy professionals across the U.S. using a variety of formats including field, classroom, and e-learning Billy Giblin Quality Assurance Field Specialist Email: email@example.com Billy Giblin has worked in the high performance building and energy efficiency industry for over ten years. He started this work with a general contractor performing new and retrofit construction. Billy later earned a degree in Energy Management, an energy efficiency engineering program. He went to work with Nexant in 2010, providing quality assurance for utility new home programs and state existing home programs. Billy has been an active HERS Rater since 2011 and is both a LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee and a RESNET Quality Assurance Designee. He has completed over a thousand QA field inspections and performance tests of HERS rated new homes, as well as QA review of thousands of energy models. Billy played a prominent role in Utah in HERS Rater training, mentoring and technical support, as well as providing QA, training, and technical support to builders and trade contractors. His previous outdoor education and guiding experience has given him the skills to mentor and motivate people of all ages and abilities, and he utilizes these skills to train and mentor professionals in the high performance home industry. Rick Dixon RESNET ANSI Standards Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Professional background: Chief Engineer, Fenestrations Test Lab, University of Florida, Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratories; Florida Energy Code Program Manager; Florida Energy Code, Appliance Efficiency, Building Energy Rating System, Radon Standards, Florida Accessibility Code, Modular Building Codes, and State Minimum Building Codes Office Programs Administrator; Executive Director of the Florida Building Commission, State of Florida; Standards Manager, RESNET. Florida Registered Professional Engineer, retired; Florida Certified Building Code Administrator, retired. National Codes and Standards activities: ASHRAE Standard 90; ASHRAE Standard 62; Council of American Building Officials (CABO) Model Energy Code; International Codes Council (ICC) International Energy Conservation Code. Faye Berriman Controller Email: email@example.com Faye Berriman is a professional accountant, holding degrees from California State University, Northridge in Accountancy and in Business Management. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Keenly interested in the nonprofit community both professionally and as a volunteer, with over 35 years experience, she has served on many nonprofit boards and currently serves as a Board Member of Family Hope Center, Inc. and Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research. As an accountant Faye has been responsible for planning, budgeting, executing, supervising, and concluding all areas of audits for nonprofit organizations as well as compilation, consulting, and tax services. Faye also has performed internal audits, internal control, operating efficiency, and expense reduction reviews, and has researched and implemented programs for resource development. Faye has also lectured professionally on nonprofit financial accounting and reporting requirements. Emma Bennett Standards Development and Events Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emma is a South Dakota native educated at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA where she currently lives. She has worked with various associations in the energy efficiency field since 2014. Her work included providing secretariat support to these organizations. Neal Kruis RESNET Energy Modeling Director Email: Neal Kruis has been developing building energy modeling software since 2007. He is the Vice President of Big Ladder Software and has been contracted as RESNET’s Energy Modeling Director since 2018. He has a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Neal is a core developer of the Department of Energy’s EnergyPlus simulation engine and the California Simulation Engine (CSE) used for residential Title 24 compliance calculations. He is an active member of ASHRAE Technical and Standards committees (TC 4.7 “Energy Calculations”, SPC 140 “Method of Test for Evaluating Building Performance Simulation Software”, SPC 205 “Representation of Performance Data for HVAC&R and Other Facility Equipment”, SPC 229 “Protocols for Evaluating Ruleset Implementation in Building Performance Modeling Software”). Neal also serves on the board of the U.S. affiliation of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA-USA). Christine Do Administrative Assistant Email: email@example.com Christine is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Political Science and Neuroscience. With a well-versed background in nonprofits and policy work, Christine has well-rounded experience representing strong analytical skills and administrative support. Her past experiences with corporations and nonprofits alike has strengthened her skills to support professionals in the industry in all aspects. As a California native, she is a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, surfing, and truly believes that you can never spend too much at the beach.