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  • Cliff Majersik Executive Director

    Cliff directs IMT’s research on building performance policy, energy codes, energy efficiency finance, and green leasing. He leads IMT’s outreach to multiple stakeholder groups, including financial services, utilities, and real estate.

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    Cliff Majersik
  • Lotte Schlegel Managing Director

    As IMT's Managing Director, Lotte guides the organization's growth, leads the implementation of its multi-year strategic plan, and oversees internal operating systems and processes.

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    Lotte Schlegel
  • Christine Cahn Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

    Christine Cahn joined IMT in 2012, bringing ample experience in analytics and operations.

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    Christine Cahn
  • Julie Hughes Director, Building Energy Performance Policy

    Julie maintains IMT’s position at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges, and manages IMT’s public policy and regulatory work to improve the energy efficiency of America’s buildings.

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    Julie Hughes
  • Kris Pueschel Director, Development

    Kris leads IMT’s fundraising efforts to sustain and grow the organization’s philanthropic support to maintain its position at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate and energy challenges.

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    Kris Pueschel
  • Adam Sledd Director, Market Engagement

    Adam works to engage public- and private-sector stakeholders in energy efficiency strategies, including developing nationally recognized standards for green leasing practices.

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    Adam Sledd
  • Katie Weeks Director, Communications

    Katie Weeks leads IMT’s communications efforts, overseeing strategy, messaging, and branding across IMT’s core programs. She also coordinates communications programs with IMT’s key partners and joint initiatives, such as the City Energy Project, a collaboration of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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    Katie Weeks
  • Jayson Antonoff Associate Technical Director, Building Energy Performance Policy

    Jayson Antonoff oversees the development of technical resources and assists cities in implementing innovative and practical solutions to cut energy waste in buildings and reduce greenhosue gas emissions.

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    Jayson Antonoff
  • Audi Banny Associate Director, Market Engagement

    Audi Banny is the Associate Director for Market Engagement. As such, she leads IMT's work with national tenants, developing new programs such as the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership and continuing existing projects that help tenants, government agencies, property owners, and other real estate stakeholders establish the business case for more-efficient leased spaces.

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    Audi Banny
  • Jonathan Bauer Program Associate, Market Engagement

    Jonathan is a program associate with IMT's Market Engagement team. He promotes energy efficiency best practices to the private sector and works with several stakeholder groups including lenders, retailers, and multifamily building owners.

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    Jonathan Bauer
  • Erin Beddingfield Manager, Data Strategy and Application

    Erin Beddingfield is the Manager of Data Strategy and Application at IMT, and oversees service delivery on key projects involving data analytics and related policy issues, and contributes to defining IMT’s priorities and approaches to data-related projects.

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    Erin Beddingfield
  • Ufei Chan Energy Data Policy Advisor, City of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

    Ufei is an IMT employee working full-time in the City of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Sustainability as their Energy Data Policy Advisor.

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    Ufei Chan
  • Mark Chao Senior Advisor

    Mark is the founding staff member of IMT. Having served continuously in various capacities since 1996, he now works as senior advisor, providing technical and strategic support to IMT’s senior management and program staff.

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    Mark Chao
  • Valerie Crum Associate, Strategic Engagement

    Valerie creates new opportunities for IMT to impact building energy efficiency in cities and businesses across the country. 

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    Valerie Crum
  • Ryan Freed Manager of Operations, City Energy Project

    Ryan is the Manager of Operations for City Energy Project, a joint initiative of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


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    Ryan Freed
  • Alexandra Harry Senior Associate

    As a senior associate with IMT, Alexandra Harry works on the Commercial Real Estate Engagement team and closely with the Financial team. 

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    Alexandra Harry
  • Zachary Hart Manager, Building Performance Policy

    Zachary supports the efforts of City Energy Project cities as they work to adopt and implement policies and programs to reduce energy waste from their building stock. He is responsible for supplying CEP cities with resources, tools, and technical assistance.

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    Zachary Hart
  • Megan Houston Senior Program Associate

    Megan Houston is the Senior Program Associate for Multifamily Finance and DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) projects.

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    Megan Houston
  • Hae-Young Kang Accountant

    Hae-Young joined the IMT staff in 2014 as a part time accountant, and became a full time accountant handling bookkeeping and accounting for IMT in 2015. She assists the CFO with updating and maintaining personnel and financial records and transactions within the IMT accounting department.

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    Hae-Young Kang
  • Caroline Keicher Associate Director, Building Energy Performance Policy

    Caroline leads IMT’s outreach and advocacy activities related to the development of legislative and regulatory policy for building energy performance. She provides policy support and technical guidance to policymakers and government agencies, as well as outreach to stakeholders in the the real estate, utility, and energy services sectors.

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    Caroline Keicher
  • Betsy Law Foundation and Government Relations Manager

    Betsy Law works closely with IMT's program teams during the propoal, award, and project implementation phases for funders.

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    Betsy Law
  • Emily McLaughlin Associate, Market Engagement

    As an associate on IMT’s Market Engagement team, Emily engages with programs such as the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, green leasing, City Energy Project, and other market-based programs aiming to incentivize energy efficiency across commercial real estate, government agencies and property owners.

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  • Ryan Meres Senior Code Compliance Specialist

    Ryan works with the Global Buildings Performance Network to investigate best practices in energy code compliance in new and existing buildings.

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    Ryan Meres
  • Chris Potter Senior Communications Associate

    Chris works across all of IMT’s core programs and leads strategic communications efforts for the market engagement team.

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    Chris Potter
  • Robert Sahadi Senior Advisor

    Bob advises IMT on energy efficiency financing solutions for homes and commercial buildings. 

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    Robert Sahadi
  • Amberli Young Senior Program Associate

    Amberli is a senior program associate working with IMT's Building Energy Performance Policy program.

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    Amberli Young