AEEOK Board of Directors

    Jitendra Gautam

    President — Jitendra Gautam

    ICF International

    Jitendra Gautam has been with AEE for 5 years. He is a Technical Specialist for EE programs primarily working for ICF’s AEP/PSO C&I programs. Jitendra has an extensive background in energy efficiency, engineering design, energy service and renewable energy. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Oklahoma and Michigan. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and also LEED AP, Certified M&V professional. Recently he completed his Distribution Generation Certification Professional exam (DGCP). He has also been recognized by AEE for the 2016 Legends in Energy in Washington DC.

    Jitendra Gautam has completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Process from Southern Illinois University. GO Salukis! His thesis focused on getting liquid fuels from coal through FT synthesis. He completed his Bachelors from IOE Nepal. He served in many industries including renewable energy, Solar lamp, biomass gasification and Micro Hydro during his work career in Nepal.

    Jitendra Gautam wants to make this world a better place to live. He loves his job because it affords him the opportunity to impact the reduction of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. He sees the influence, technology is making in the energy efficiency industry, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT), of which he is interested in seeing how it accelerates all energy efficiency efforts in the United States and abroad. He believes Micro Grids, Distribution generation and Energy efficiency are primarily drivers for utility’s future.

    Tom Korpal

    Vice President — Tom Korpal

    Trane

    Tom Korpal has extensive knowledge of Building Automation Systems, Systems Integration, Energy Management applications and services. As a business developer and controls specialist with Trane, he is responsible for providing digital energy solutions to customers, architects, and the engineering and contracting community. These solutions center on business performance, operational improvements and utilities management. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Automation and has over 16 years of industry experience with installation, design engineering and business development. Tom is the vice president and an active member in the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

    Lyle Stogner

    Secretary — Lyle Stogner

    PSO

    Lyle Stogner has worked for PSO for 33 years. He began HVAC service after graduating from OSI-IT then joined PSO’s marketing and sales organization as technical coordinator, providing residential and commercial HVAC design for the Good Cents program. After the program’s end, Lyle earned a BS in Business Administration and has worked in the customer service side of the organization in high bill analysis, program development such as LED lighting and customer concerns.

    B. Ray Chambers

    Treasurer — B. Ray Chambers

    Central Electric Coop

    B. Ray Chambers is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, and Certified Energy Procurement Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers. Ray formerly obtained the North American Technical Expert (N. A. T. E.) accreditation through the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association. Ray is currently employed as the Commercial Energy Advisor/Building Intuitive Specialist for Central Electric Cooperative. Before coming to CEC (then CREC) in 2013, Ray was anEnergy Conservation Engineer at General Motors in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ray is a past president of the Association of Energy Engineers Oklahoma City Chapter and is currently the Treasurer of the Association of Energy Engineers Oklahoma. Ray graduated from Newcastle, OK public schools in 1975, was a long time licensed unlimited journeyman in HVAC/Refrigeration, and natural gas systems, received his CEM in 1996, his CEP in 2000, his CEA in 2009, and his N.A.T.E in 2014. Ray has one son, one step son, two daughters, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Ray currently resides in Perkins, Oklahoma with his wife, nine dogs, and 18 chickens. Ray can be contacted at RChambers@mycentral.coop

    Kerry Rowland

    Past President — Kerry Rowland

    PSO

    Kerry Rowland manages PSO’s C&I Energy Efficiency Program which provides education, financial incentives, and energy assessments for businesses (profit and non-profit), municipalities, and schools. The program promotes energy savings and aims to reduce customer’s electric bill. Since 2011, the program has achieved 288 million kWh savings and provided PSO customers with $25.5 million dollars for incentives. Before working for PSO Kerry worked for the City of Tulsa for 14 years in numerous environmental positions. As a Water Quality Specialist where she provided high level technical and managerial support on regulatory compliance, asset and energy management. Kerry holds a B.S. in Botany (1994) and M.S. in Engineering & Technology Management (2002) from Oklahoma State University. She is past president of the Oklahoma Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), member of ASHRAE and International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHP). She holds the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) certifications.

    Trent Marlett

    Executive Member — Trent Marlett

    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

    Trent Marlett began his career as a transmission lineman for WFEC. He served as an Energy Efficiency Coordinator for Cotton Electric Coop where he helped residential customers with their energy consumption by developed rebate programs, providing consulting services as HERs rater. Moving from residential energy to commercial, Trent now is the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Utility Coordinator. As Utility Coordinator, he coordinates all incentive opportunities for the Nation as well has help manage energy consumption among the Nation’s 200+ facilities spread out over 10.5 counties in South Eastern Oklahoma. Trent recently has obtained AEE’s CEM certification and looks to continue to help the Choctaw Nation and its Tribal members conserve and implement best practices towards energy usage.