Energy Services Association announces new officers

JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 10, 2003 — The Association of Energy Services Professionals International has recently installed its newly elected officers for the 2003 term of office.

These officers, drawn from the membership of the association, are as follows:

President: Meg Matt, the Matt Group
Executive Vice President: Brad Kates, Opinion Dynamics
Senior Vice President, Business Development: Paul DeCotis, New York Energy Research & Development Authority
Senior Vice President, Publications: Michael Townsley, Townsley Consulting Group
Senior Vice President, Topic Committees: Dan Violette, Summit Blue Consulting
Secretary: Charles Budd, Commonwealth Edison
Treasurer: Patrick McCarthy, Aspen Systems
Vice President, Chapters: Elizabeth Hicks, Xenergy
Vice President, Training: Rick Morgan, Morgan Marketing Partners

The AESP also inducted seven new members to its board of directors. These new board members are:

* Penni Connor, NSTAR Electric & Gas
* Kenneth Keating, Bonneville Power Administration
* Bill LeBlanc, Independent Consultant
* Michael Mernick, ICF Consulting
* Harry Misuriello, Alliance to Save Energy
* David Zabetakis, Pepco Energy Services
* Jay Zarnikau, Frontier Associates

The new directors were elected from a slate of nominees presented to the general membership of the association. The officers were elected by the newly constituted board of directors at the recent annual member meeting of the association in Tucson, Arizona.

The year 2003 promises to be an exciting one for the Association. AESP International is organizing and managing one of the industry’s largest conferences and trade show, the 14th National Energy Services Conference and Exposition, December 8-10, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AESP is also planning to continue its highly successful “Brown Bag Seminars,” a series of telephone and web-based workshops dealing with important topics in the energy services industry.

“The Association is also expanding its informational capabilities by investing in improved electronic communications,” said Elliot Boardman, executive director of the Association. “We are also increasing the frequency of our renowned newsletter, Strategies. We are expanding our network of local chapters and are planning to add two additional chapters in 2003. Our conferences have been strengthened by the efforts of our Board of Directors in the program planning function, and our member benefits are constantly being improved.”

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