Jason McGrade, Deputy Director of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative,
Jason McGrade plays a key role in producing SECC’s research reports and consumer education materials.
Jason has been helping energy utilities for nearly 15 years better connect with their consumers with a focus on brand messaging and digital outreach as well as building customer loyalty programs and improving satisfaction strategies.
He considers himself a lifelong learner and is always on the lookout for delicious local specialties when traveling.
Joel Gilbert, P.E., President and Chief Software Architect, Apogee
Joel Gilbert personally directs the design and development of energy analysis applications utilizing the highest standards in building science, engineering, operational patterns, weather data and pricing to ensure analytical integrity.
Every Apogee application undergoes the rigors of his mathematical and engineering training, strategic management evaluation, and bottom-line business pragmatism having worked with energy companies and large energy consumers directly for nearly three decades.
Prior to co-founding Apogee, he built his career in energy consulting, being retained by over 200 gas and electric utilities and over 100 industrial and commercial firms across the United States to help them clarify and implement successful customer energy programs. His client roster included virtually every major investor-owned utility in the US and their key trade associations including the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electric Power Institute (EPRI), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and the American Public Power Association (APPA).
At Apogee, Joel continues to consult with such companies and serve as a thought leader and speaker in energy master planning, online energy efficiency program implementation, energy marketing, and demand side management for US utilities and large industrial enterprises.
Joel holds both bachelor and master degrees in chemical engineering and a masters in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He is also a licensed professional engineer in New York State.
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