Speakers

RICHARD YEAGLEY
OWNER & PRODUCER – DICKIE BRUCE PRODUCTIONS

Richard Yeagley creates handcrafted stories using an approach to visual storytelling that’s dictated by unexpected and unplanned experiences. It’s what he calls a “process of discovery.” This unique approach to storytelling inspired Yeagley to write and direct his first documentary, The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work.

 

BRUCE CHRISTOPHER
OWNER, PSYCHOLOGIST, & HUMORIST – BRUCE CHRISTOPHER SEMINARS

At the heart of what separates Bruce Christopher from the rest of the pack is his outrageously funny and dynamic delivery of today’s hot topics. He has captivated audiences internationally by giving them real and practical solutions for success, without fluff and hype. As a credentialed professional speaker, Christopher’s client list comprises some of the best organizations in the world.

 

DAVID M. KAROFSKY
PRESIDENT – TRANSITION CONSULTING GROUP

David M. Karofsky has over 20 years of experience of coaching and consulting to individuals, families, and companies to develop better cross team communication and build alignment among the senior management team. Karofsky’s client work is focused on executing the transition of ownership and leadership, professional development, conflict resolution, strategic planning and forming governance structures for family and closely-held businesses.

 

WADE HERRING
PARTNER – HUNTERMACLEAN

Wade Herring is a partner of the Savannah office of HunterMaclean, where he has practiced law since 1985. His law practice focuses on employment law, representing employers and management in all sectors, public and private, for profit and non-profit. Herring is a frequent speaker on employment topics for business and human resources audiences.

 

GERALD PALMER
PRESIDENT – SOUTHLAND INSULATORS

Gerald (Jerry) Palmer founded Southland Insulators in 1986 after selling his building supply business, Metro Building Supply. The company has grown from its original three employees to over 450 in five locations and eight different companies. Palmer is currently on the Board of Directors for both the National Insulation Contractors Exchange (NICE) and Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA).

 

STEVE BADEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – RESNET

Steve Baden has worked in the residential energy efficiency field for over 25 years, including 18 years with home energy ratings and energy mortgages on both the state and national levels, and 10 years administering a state energy office. Baden initiated the “Warm Homes for Alaskans Initiative”, which received the 1993 National Award for the Most Outstanding State Housing Program from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Baden was also awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy and RESNET.

 

JOSH COLLINS
SENIOR BUILDING ANALYST & ENERGY RATER – PRIME ENERGY GROUP

Josh Collins has been working in the retrofit market for the past 8 years. In that time, he has been in, under and above hundreds of houses that are anywhere from 20 years to still under construction. His time in the field working hands-on sealing crawlspaces, installing fiberglass and spray foam insulation along with his science background and certifications, give him a unique understanding of Building Science. One of his greatest passions is educating his clients on how their houses work as system and assisting them to create smart, energy efficient, comfortable spaces to call home.

 

JOE MEDOSCH
OWNER – ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING, LLC

Joe Medosch provides practical “universal” training and communication skills to professionals like yourself. He is a “Comfort Consultant” Trainer, providing solutions on home performance applications. He developed an energy management curriculum for Technical College System of Georgia and was the Energy Manager at University of Georgia, Tifton. Joe is also the marketing and training consultant to Retrotec, Inc. His certifications include: BPI Building Analyst & Envelope Professional, ICC Commercial & Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner and Residential Building Inspector, NABCEP PV Certified, Inactive HERS Rater and former IAQ Professional.

 

PETER TROAST
FOUNDER & CEO – ENERGY CIRCLE

Peter Troast is a passionate advocate for the home performance industry. He drives innovation suite of web and marketing tools built exclusively for companies in the home performance, HVAC, insulation, energy auditing and lower energy building sector. He contributes to the popular Energy Circle blog for home performance professionals nationally and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics of energy efficiency, marketing and communication, use of social media and energy monitoring.

 

DEAN MOODY
PRESIDENT – INTERMOUNTAIN WEST INSULATION

Dean Moody worked as Production Manager at Intermountain West, Inc. 1996-1997 and became President in 2003. The company now has over 100 employees in four locations, covering Eastern and Central Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Moody holds a JD degree from California Western School of Law. He has served on the Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Board of Directors for Owens Corning Certified Energy Expert Association, the Washington State Energy Code Task Force TAG Committee, and as President of the High Performance Insulation Professionals.

 

BILL LIPPY
PRESIDENT/CEO – FI-FOIL COMPANY, INC.

Bill Lippy has over 25 years of experience in the energy efficiency and solar energy industries.   Mr. Lippy has an equity position with Fi-Foil Company, Inc. which is a Florida based manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of high performance reflective insulation and radiant barriers for residential, commercial, and agricultural applications. Mr. Lippy’s experience in the solar industry included owning and operating a solar contractor business; technical sales and support for a national solar energy distributor, and a consultant to a utility for the development of a solar domestic hot water program.