Energy services firm Conservation Services Group (CSG) has announced Christi Robinson as regional vice president for the Pacific Northwest. Based in CSG’s Portland, Ore., office, Robinson’s duties include overseeing key account and program management, new business development, contract compliance and operations.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Christi’s level of energy efficiency and operations management expertise,” said Adam Parker, executive vice president of regions for CSG. “Her talents will strengthen our scope of services for our clients in the Pacific Northwest, one of the fastest growing areas in the country for us.”
An award-winning professional, Robinson brings an extensive background in energy-efficient program design, commercial facilities maintenance and environmental management to CSG. Most recently, Robinson was vice president of professional services for Phoenix Energy Technologies in the Seattle office. There, she developed strategic client programs and raised revenue at the firm 34 percent. As director of facilities at national real estate firm Grubb & Ellis, Robinson oversaw utilities, waste management and sustainability program teams for Microsoft’s 15 million-square-foot campus in Redmond, Wash.
Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis, Robinson held senior positions with Starbuck’s Coffee Co., Hollywood Entertainment Corp. and Gap Inc., overseeing utilities, retail store maintenance, capital reinvestment and strategic planning for the Northwest region. While at Starbucks and Gap, Robinson received awards for facilities management and operations. Earlier in her career, she served as conservation program coordinator for the Pasadena Water and Power Department in California, where she won her first industry award for innovative consumer conservation initiatives. Robinson’s first energy services position was with Wisconsin Power & Light Co., where she served as commercial and residential marketing representative.
Robinson attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and St. Mary’s College and holds a Bachelor of Arts. She is certified in retail facility maintenance and a member of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association. A co-author of the 1993 California Energy Plan, Robinson speaks regularly at industry events and has appeared on national television to discuss energy topics. She is originally from Virginia and lives in Newcastle, Wash.
Founded in 1984, CSG provides energy-savings strategies, program design, management services and technologies to utilities, government agencies, energy services companies, public housing authorities and other groups. The firm employs more than 650 staffers nationwide and is headquartered in Westborough, Mass. For more information, visit www.csgrp.com.