Meet the Team
Kendra A. McQuiltonCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kendra is responsible for all high-level management including setting and communicating the company’s strategic direction, balancing resources, ensuring the company’s values are applied from top to bottom, making decisions related to human resources, legal, and financial matters, and overseeing and delivering the company’s performance.
David M. Newman, PE, CEM, LEED-AP, CEAVICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING
With more than 20 years of diverse experience on the Energia Team, David is responsible for providing technical expertise and support to the sales, project development and engineering teams as well as Energia’s customers. His professional experience at Energia has spanned every aspect of Energy Performance Projects, from the very beginning of project development, creation of the final project, engineering design & permitting, construction and measurement and verification.
Rob Sullivent, PE, CEM, CMVP, CBCP, CDSMVICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
Rob is responsible for overseeing the management and execution for all Energia energy performance contracts and capital projects from project development through delivery. He has more than 35 years of experience in engineering design, facilities operations, and energy efficiency with an emphasis on public sector (K-12, state, city, county, healthcare and federal) clients.
Veronica NiterVice President of Business Development
Veronica is responsible for identifying strategic opportunities, forging key partnerships, and driving revenue growth through new business initiatives. She is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience developing and implementing tailored solutions within the K-16 market.
Matthew Kazubowski, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED-GAVICE PRESIDENT OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Matthew leads the architectural design process for Energia’s Energy Performance projects. With more than 25 years of experience in energy-efficient architectural design, including large scale solar PV, Matthew has an unparalleled portfolio of school related projects.
Harold FriedmanSENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Harold is responsible for overseeing the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) designs of Energia’s projects and serves as a primary client representative during the entire design phase and construction process. He has more than 30 years of experience with all aspects of the MEP engineering discipline as well as field investigation.
Renee FassanoBusiness Development Manager
As Business Development Manager for Energia, Renee is responsible for managing client relationships and business development. She is very active in local conferences and events, focusing her efforts on educating school district leadership on the impact energy-efficient facilities have in creating world-class learning environments.
Brandon TunnellBusiness Development Manager
With over 15 years in public education, Brandon, as a Business Development Manager at Energia, supports district leaders in advocating for equitable resources and implementing innovative facilities to elevate educational opportunities for all students. His expertise enables tailored solutions, aiming to empower school districts and improve outcomes.
Megan EddingtonBusiness Development Manager
Megan is responsible for identifying and targeting potential clients through comprehensive market research and lead generation efforts. She nurtures strong, trust-based relationships with clients while effectively presenting Energia’s services and showcasing how we address client-specific needs and deliver unique value.
Justin Benoit, CEMSENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Justin is responsible for aiding with technical aspects of projects from conception to completion including mechanical, electrical and plumbing design.
Michael Carlson, CEMPROJECT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Michael is responsible for energy benchmarking studies, analysis of RFP responses from ESCOs, and overseeing the development of Comprehensive Energy Audits.
Anthony OttavianoSTAFF ENGINEER
Anthony Ottaviano is a staff engineer for Energia, responsible for supporting MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) engineering design services for both Energy Performance Projects and Capital Projects.
Kim KirschDIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Kim provides executive-level support to Energia’s management team and oversees the firm’s day-to-day administrative operations.
Kris SulliventSenior Sales Coordinator
Kris Sullivent is responsible for the Sales Coordination at Energia. She has over 20 years experience in supporting sales and management teams and has previously worked for several companies including Johnson Controls and Clifford Power Systems.
Katie SullivanDirector of Marketing
Capitalizing on 17+ years experience serving as an Executive Assistant, coupled with a background in marketing, Katie excels at providing executive-level support to Energia’s CEO and leadership team in addition to coordinating the company’s presence at various events and conferences throughout the year.
Jason HoltMarketing Coordinator
Jason assists in the development and implementation of Energia’s marketing efforts through the conceptualization, execution, and analysis of our promotional campaigns.
Jackie MushornProject Administrator
Jackie provides turnkey administrative support for the Engineering Design and Construction Teams. She is responsible for the preparation, processing and submission of all New York State K-12 projects to the NY State Education Department (NYSED), including all required NYSED paperwork and filings throughout the entire project design and construction process.