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  • Cliff Majersik Executive Director

    A respected industry leader, Cliff is the primary spokesperson for IMT’s mission and priorities. Under his guidance, IMT is a recognized trailblazer in the energy efficiency field across the globe for igniting greater investment in energy-efficient buildings through hands-on guidance, technical and market research, policy and program development, and promotion of best practices.

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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 Senior Advisor

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

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    Christine Cahn
  • Mark Chao Senior Advisor, Founding Staff Member

    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
  • 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
  • Audi Banny Interim Director, Market Engagement

    Audi Banny is the Interim 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Cohan Director of Technical and Policy Analysis

    David contributes to IMT’s strategic direction, priorities, and programmatic approaches, with an eye to what will result in the greatest increase in building energy performance.

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    David Cohan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kimberly Cheslak Energy Codes Specialist

    Kim leads IMT's efforts to reduce carbon emissions and improve the energy efficiency of buildings through ambitious adoption and enforcement of energy codes.

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    Kimberly Cheslak
  • Kelly Crandall Manager, State and Local Policy

    Kelly integrates experience in project management and stakeholder engagement with background on diverse financial, IT, data analysis, and energy regulatory issues.

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    Kelly Crandall
  • 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 Program Manager, Market Engagement

    Alex builds working relationships with market leaders to spark energy efficiency transformations.

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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 Program Manager

    As the Program Manager for Multifamily Finance & DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) projects, Megan leads IMT’s multifamily finance work, focusing on capturing the value of—and building the market for—multifamily high-performance building attributes. 

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    Megan Houston
  • Amy Jewel City Energy Project City Advisor, City of Chicago

    Amy supports ongoing work with the Chicago Office of the Mayor to increase energy efficiency through efforts such as the Chicago Benchmarking & Transparency Ordinance and ongoing energy code compliance improvements.

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    Amy Jewel
  • Hae-Young Kang Manager, Accounting Services

    Hae-Young oversees IMT’s accounting and ensures nonprofit audit and accounting compliance.

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    Hae-Young Kang
  • Caroline Keicher Manager of City Engagement, City Energy Project

    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 Associate Director, Strategic Services

    Betsy leads all internal operations and oversees the strategic growth of IMT.

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    Betsy Law
  • Wendy Lee City Energy Project City Advisor, Salt Lake City

    Wendy supports Salt Lake City as it works to advance building energy efficiency initiatives. 

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    Wendy Lee
  • Emily McLaughlin Senior Associate, Market Engagement

    Emily focuses on energy efficiency financing and market-based programs such as the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership to incentivize energy efficiency and green leasing.

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    Emily McLaughlin
  • Annette Meredith City Advisor, City of Fort Collins

    As a City Energy Project City Advisor, Annette (‘Net’) supports the City of Fort Collins, Colorado across its Sustainability and Utilities units in the city's efforts to reduce carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020.

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    Annette Meredith
  • Chris Potter Communications Manager

    Chris provides communications support for IMT initiatives that break down barriers to more energy-efficient buildings in the private sector, such as the Small Business Energy Initiative and Green Lease Leaders. He also plays a strong role in IMT's digital + social media efforts and manages the organization's blog and newsletter.


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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
  • Mike Towler Senior Associate, Strategic Services

    Mike supports the day-to-day operations of IMT, working closely with the program, finance, and development teams.

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    Mike Towler
  • 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