AEE SoCal Chapter Leadership
AEE SoCal Officers / Board of Directors / Committees

The AEE SoCal Chapter is led by volunteers that serve as elected Officers and members of the AEE SoCal Chapter Board of Directors.

Board of Directors members also serve as Committee Chairs, with various Standing Committees overseeing key Chapter activities such as Memberships, Scholarships and the Chapter's Annual Conference. Ad Hoc Committees are formed on an as-needed basis to address emerging issues and opportunities not covered by the various Standing Committees.

AEE SoCal is a dynamic organization focused on the hot topics of energy efficiency and energy security in Southern California. Volunteering to assist the Chapter is fun and rewarding on personal and professional levels. It can also greatly enhance your efforts to network with other Chapter members.

Chapter members are encouraged to be active participants in helping lead, manage, staff and promote the wide variety of ongoing Chapter activities and events.

The easiest way to volunteer to determine which Committee help is to contact the Committee Chair, who is a Board of Directors member that has been appointed by the Chapter President to lead a particular Standing Committee.

Current Committees include:

Officer and Board member profiles below include current Committee Chair assignments.

AEE SoCal Chapter Officer Profiles
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AEE SoCal Chapter President
John McCabe
MEHS Consulting
John McCabe, Managing Principal with MEHS Consulting, has over 30 years’ experience in national and international environmental management and safety risk working in industry and consulting. Mr. McCabe started his career in 1979 with large oil and gas exploration and production companies and transitioned to global pharmaceutical/medical device organizations (Baxter Healthcare and Grifols Biologicals) where he managed Corporate and Division EHS programs and teams. He joined AECOM (Retec) in 2005 where he supported Fortune 50 oil and gas organizations in their risk reduction and regulatory compliance assurance for downstream, midstream, and upstream sectors. In 2009, he formed GHG Climate Team LLC, a partnership that focused on implementing California’s new climate change programs and requirements for oil and gas, manufacturing, and utility clients. He holds degrees in biological sciences and environmental engineering from SDSU and USC and holds accreditations in energy management (CEM), safety (CSP), and environmental areas (QSP).
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AEE SoCal Vice President, Annual Conference Co-Chair
Cynthia Martin
Southern California Edison
Over 37 years of marketing and Business development experience, Ms. Martin began her career in the rapidly moving computer industry from 1980 to 1992. She held the position of Regional Manager at Enable Software, Albany New York, as well as Senior Account Manager at Ashton Tate in Torrance, CA. While working on a Master’s in Business from the University of Phoenix, Ms. Martin was asked to join the Southern California Edison Company in 1995. Cynthia took the position and then graduated in 2001, achieving her MBA degree. During her 26 years of experience with Southern California Edison, Ms. Martin has driven attainment of individual, team and company goals, deliverance of excellent customer satisfaction, and successful resolution to complex regulatory customer impacts and projects.

AEE SoCal Chapter Board of Directors Profiles
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AEE SoCal Board Member, Programs Director
Serge Adamian
SunChiller, Inc.
Serge Adamian is CEO of SunChiller, Inc., a firm that specializes in utilizing solar thermal technology for commercial and industrial applications.
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Annual Conference Co-Chair
Blaine Waymire
SoCal Gas
714.634.3249
Blaine Waymire is an Account Executive for SoCalGas. As an Account Executive, Blaine helps large Commercial and Industrial gas users to reduce their overall energy consumption in the North Orange County region. Blaine received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Long Beach. Blaine is also a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Energy Auditor.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Bruce Noble
Rio Hondo Community College District
Bruce Noble is the Deputy Sector Navigator for Energy Construction & Utilities- Los Angeles economic sectors working on an initiative from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy” (DWM). Responsibility includes aligning Community College and High School Career & Technical Education pathways to regional energy, construction and utilities industry workforce competencies, skills, abilities and knowledge needs. Prior to joining the DWM initiative, he served in a variety of executive and management roles in the transportation, energy and environmental technologies sectors. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Judy Kniss
Southern California Edison
Judy Kniss is a Senior Account Manager for Southern California Edison. Judy has 34 years of account management experience, serving Southern California Edison’s largest Commercial and Industrial customers. Judy has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, is a Certified Energy Manager and Business Energy Professional.
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AEE SoCal Board Member, Professional Development Programs Chair
Nataka White
Arup
310.578.4538
Nataka is an Energy Engineer in Arup's Los Angeles office specializing in energy cost savings analysis, field testing analysis, M&V, and sustainable energy solutions. Mr. White is Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.
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AEE SoCal Board Member,
Education Outreach & Internship Committee
Don Musser
Searles Valley Minerals
Mr. Musser is the Energy Manager for Searles Valley Minerals. He has over 40 years industrial experience in Operations, Instrumentation & Electrical Maintenance, Project Management, Engineering, Maintenance Management & Energy Project Development.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Lena Luna
LPA, Inc.
949.701.4276
Lena Luna, CEM, is the Energy Manager/Energy Engineer for LPA Inc. based in Irvine, California. LPA is an integrated design architecture firm dedicated to sustainability and design excellence. At LPA, Ms. Luna evaluates building energy performance and recommends measures for optimizing energy performance. In addition, she works with an interdisciplinary team of architects, designers, and engineers to perform post-occupancy measurement and verification to inform the design process. Prior to joining LPA, Ms. Luna worked with municipalities to provide a strategic results-oriented approach in energy management. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and completing an MBA program. In her free time, she enjoys learning the guitar, hiking, and exploring the backcountry of California.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Jasmine Jean
EMCOR Services/Mesa Energy Systems
949.460.0460
Jasmine plans, coordinates, and oversees the marketing vision and business development events for EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems’ California, Arizona, and Nevada markets. She is a collaborative team leader that interfaces with all levels of management and sales/operations staff throughout each stage of project development, cultivating prospective business and maximizing retention of the firm’s existing client base.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Nolan Sambrano
ADEPT Group, Inc.
Nolan Sambrano is a Director and Senior Project Engineer at the ADEPT Group, Inc. where he manages operations and business support functions. He consults on business development and strategy; and leads energy and engineering projects for public and private sector clients involving R&D, technology transfer and commercialization, and project management. His experience in the energy industry includes work in alternative fuels, geothermal power, high altitude wind, PV, and energy efficiency. Nolan is a Certified Energy Manager and has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from UCLA.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Wayne Bausman
President & Co-owner, Energy Design, Inc., Alta Loma, California
Wayne Bausman is the principal of Energy Design, Inc. He has been an active member of the chapter for over 20 years and is the co-chair of the Student Chapter Committee. He is retired from Southern California Edison and works extensively in LED street lighting with his clients.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Don Page
Energy consultant
Donald Page is a certified Energy Manager with a BS in Engineering and more than 30 years of total energy management experience with energy systems such as HVAC, cooling tower, lighting and compressed air. Identifying and supporting implementation of energy conservation efforts at both large and small scale commercial and industrial sites, including healthcare, schools and military sites of up to 17 million square feet. Expertise includes utility rate analysis and negotiations, life cycle cost analysis, performing site energy audits, evaluation of energy management systems (EMS), co-generation projects, and technical presentations to clients.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Chase Kadakia, PE, CEM
Nexant
Chase Kadakia is a Nexant Program Manager who is spearheading SCE’s Enhanced RCx (ERCx) Program and other local projects in Southern California. He has over 19 years of experience in engineering, project development, project management and program management with technical expertise in lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and compressed air. He has performed work in commercial buildings, hospitals, supermarkets, industrial and refrigeration facilities and other facility types. Chase holds a PE license in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Energy Manager.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Douglas Koehler
SoCalGas, a Sempra Utility
Doug Koehler, Senior Engineer, Customer Programs & Assistance with Southern California Gas Company. Experience includes 30 + years as Director of Facilities in the Healthcare environment. Doug received his Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy.
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AEE SoCal Board Member
Heather Gantner
Carrier Corp.
Heather Gantner is an Account Executive at Carrier Corporation. She manages customer accounts in the Orange County area for service, repair and replacement of existing HVAC systems and equipment. She has her LEED AP O&M credential and has been in the HVAC industry for 12 years.

AEE SoCal Chapter Chapter Administration
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AEE SoCal Executive Director, Chapter Treasurer, Past-President
Gene Beck
GreenNRG, Inc.
888-565-5632
Gene Beck is President of GreenNRG, Inc. in Orange, California. GreenNRG provides management consulting services. Mr. Beck is also President of EnviroTech Financial, a commercial lender that specializes in the financing of renewable energy projects. The company provides operating and capital lease financing, energy purchase contracts and direct corporate term debt on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Mr. Beck is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Lease Professional (CLP).
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AEE SoCal Chapter Administrator
Monika Cornelius
Cornelius Associates
877.483.6642
Monika Cornelius is President of Cornelius & Associates in Huntington Beach, CA. Cornelius & Associates provides association management services, meeting and exhibition management, and consulting services to associations. Ms. Cornelius has a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Convention Liaison Council and has been a member of the Professional Convention Management Association where she served on the international relations committee and membership committee. She has spoken at various industry events on customer service and international meeting management and is co-author of Program Planning Guide: A Manual for Successful Educational Meetings.
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