Speakers

Below is the speaker list from Bright Business 2017. Check back Summer 2018 for the 2018 speaker list.

President, OmStout Consulting
Mike Rogers is the President of OmStout Consulting, LLC.  An expert in energy-efficiency, he works with contractors to strengthen their businesses and profitability. From providing one-on-one support for contractors to delivering business development training at national conferences to helping programs better understand how to work with contractors to deliver efficiency, Mike brings real-world experience and perspective from growing a contracting business and with hundreds of contractors to do the same. ... Read More
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Alberta
Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in March 2017.  As CEO, she is charged with leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents and businesses save money and increase comfort and productivity; and that foster development of an energy efficiency services industry in Alberta. ... Read More
Managing Director, Global Energy Practice, Navigant
Benjamin Grunfeld is a Managing Director in the Global Energy Practice at Navigant and the Canadian Power and Utilities Sector Lead.  He is a trusted advisor to senior leaders across the energy sector value chain in Canada, including electricity and natural gas utilities, independent power companies, manufacturers, regulators, end-users, and governments. ... Read More
President and CEO, Summerhill Group
Ersilia is the President and CEO of Summerhill, a leading energy efficiency and demand response implementation services company. She has served as the Vice-Chair of the IESO’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee and was appointed to the IESO Board of Directors in March, 2017. ... Read More
President, Econoler
Pierre Langlois is a mechanical engineer graduated from Laval University. He has 30 years of experience in the clean energy sector, namely in the design, financing, implementation and evaluation of energy efficiency and demand side renewable energy projects and programs, in Canada and at the international level.... Read More
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Energy, Immigration, Telecommunications and Invest Barbados
Sen. The Hon. Darcy Boyce graduated in 1974 from the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies with a first class honours degree in Economics.  After gaining the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Toronto in 1979, he qualified as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 1984. ... Read More
Senior Analyst, Technology Assessment Service, E Source
Monali Mujumdar, a senior analyst for the Technology Assessment practice at E Source, conducts research in lighting and other technology areas. She previously worked for ABB, India in its Medium Voltage Switchgear Division, where her focus was designing protection systems for heavy machinery. Monali has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming. ... Read More
Chief at Millbrook First Nation
Bob Gloade was elected into position as Chief for the Millbrook First Nation for the term of March 6, 2012 until Current term. Chief Gloade has served for 12 consecutive years as a council member until being elected into his current position and resides in Millbrook with his wife and two sons. ... Read More
CHIEF AT Glooscap First Nation
Chief Sidney Peters is the fourth Chief from the Peters family.   Elected in early 2012, Chief Peters is proud to carry on the family tradition and represent Glooscap First Nation. Chief Peters has dedicated his entire career to the betterment of First Nations people working in the fields of social, housing and natural resources with various First Nation organizations and government. ... Read More
President, Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc.
Peter Bassett has 35 years of specialized energy efficiency and energy management experience in Canada and internationally. Peter is President of Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc.a Canadian firm which has specialized in specialized in energy efficiency project services, energy management information systems (EMIS) and energy management systems such as ISO 50001 for over 25 years. ... Read More
Licensed Real Estate Agent, Press Realty
James Dwyer got involved in real estate because he wants to make a change to an industry that is at a crossroad. A change that is needed for the betterment of the consumer who expects a higher level of service, a connection to the community and a combined effort of reaching the mutual goals of success. ... Read More
Regional Director, Atlantic Chapter Canada Green Building Council
Lara Ryan is the Regional Director – Atlantic Chapter, of the Canada Green Building Council. In this role she works with the organization’s senior management team and the local leadership board to advance the adoption of green building practices in Atlantic Canada though networking, education and advocacy. ... Read More
Lead Nova Scotia Services, QUEST
In her role as Lead Nova Scotia Services, Samantha provides strong coordination and support to the QUEST Nova Scotia Caucus. Her contributions include research, visioning, communications and engagement with Caucus stakeholders. ... Read More
Certified Passive House Consultant & Founding Partner, Passive Design Solutions
The first Certified Passive House Consultant and Certified Passive House Builder in Canada, Natalie leads the Passive Design Solutions (PDS) team with a depth of experience in creating cost-effective, beautiful, super-efficient homes for the future. ... Read More
Coordinator of Operations, South Shore Regional School Board
Andy Selig is the Coordinator of Operations for the South Shore Regional School Board. In his role with the board he looks after the day to day operations of close to 30 facilities across Lunenburg and Queens County. ... Read More
Director of Energy Programs & Director of the Lighting Energy Alliance, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’ Lighting Research Center, Jeremy Snyder leads projects related to energy efficiency. He directs the Lighting Energy Alliance, which conducts research and outreach on behalf of member utilities and efficiency agencies. He also leads the National Lighting Information Program, which ... Read More
Director of Client Service and Innovation, Thinkwell Shift
A passionate consumer behaviour specialist with a strong appreciation for the importance of client relationships and customer service. Carrie has been with Thinkwell from the beginning and oversees all operations and customer service. She is responsible for driving innovation at Shift, ... Read More
Owner, Director of Operations, RJ Roy Energy Management Services
RJ Roy is an Electrical Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Entrepreneur and Business Owner with over 10 years of experience in energy modeling, energy audits, energy planning, energy policy development, and energy training. ... Read More
President, Tate Engineering Inc.
Roxanne is an accomplished and well-respected Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager who holds a Master’s of Applied Science from Dalhousie University for her work with Biodiesel fuels.  Mrs. Tate’s experience spans the academic, industrial and commercial sectors.  She began her career in manufacturing where she lead automation and process improvement projects.  ... Read More
Principal, Stillwater Energy
Chad directs Stillwater’s efforts to integrate energy into commercial and industrial (C&I) business practices using Strategic Energy Management (SEM). He has over 20 years of experience in organizational facilitation and coaching as a consultant and project manager. ... Read More
President, ThermalWise
Jordan is president and founding director of ThermalWise. He is passionate about improving the built environment in Atlantic Canada. Jordan has worked in the energy-efficiency sector for over nine years and has extensive experience with building labelling, performance testing and energy auditing. ... Read More