Four Business and Industry Leaders Elected to Alliance to Save Energy’s Board of Directors | Alliance to Save Energy

Four Business and Industry Leaders Elected to Alliance to Save Energy’s Board of Directors

Release Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Washington, D.C., December 29, 2015 – The Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) Board of Directors has elected four individuals who will help support the Alliance’s mission of achieving a more energy-efficient future. We are confident that with their added expertise and support, the Alliance will soar to new heights in the year ahead. The newly elected Directors, who represent top business, utility and industry entities, include:

·        Jeff Hohn, VP & General Manager, Renewable Energy Division, 3M

·        Randy Leslie, VP of Marketing, Distribution & Product Support, Building Efficiencies Group, Johnson Controls, Inc.

·        Terence Sobolewski, SVP, CCO, Customer Organization, National Grid

·        Tom Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute

Alliance President Kateri Callahan, elated to welcome the newest additions to the board, said, “It is the diversity of voices and perspectives that has continually set the Alliance’s board apart. We look forward with great anticipation to these four new stellar voices joining the team, and are confident that our mission to advance energy efficiency will be strengthened by their contributions.”

Honorary chair Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said, “The combined experience of the Alliance’s new board members will surely help us move towards common sense, bipartisan energy policies that will in turn create jobs, lower pollution, and save consumers and taxpayers money.”

Jane Palmieri, Dow Chemical Company’s business president for Building & Construction and Alliance board co-chair said, “I am eager to work closely with Jeff, Randy, Terence and Tom in 2016 and beyond. I am certain that their leadership will bring a great deal of added value to the Alliance, and that their contributions will be invaluable as we continue to advance energy efficiency policy throughout the coming year.”

Jeff Hohn, vice president and general manager of the Renewable Energy Division at 3M, brings vast leadership experience with global technology companies in the electronics, solar, display (LED and OLED) and data storage industries. Hohn said, “Working with the Alliance presents a great opportunity to encourage enhanced energy efficiency including strategies within the manufacturing sector. I am privileged to join this capable board to advance our shared goal of pushing forward energy efficiency.”

Randy Leslie, vice president of Marketing, Distribution & Product Support in the Building Efficiencies Group at Johnson Controls, Inc. brings broad experience in strategic marketing, engineering services, learning and development, commercial operations and government and partnership relationships. Leslie said, “Johnson Controls continues to explore strategies that expand our energy efficiency initiatives in order to benefit the consumer, and to contribute positively to the environment. I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues on the board to advance the cause of energy efficiency.”

Terence Sobolewski, chief customer officer of National Grid U.S., is responsible for the company's strategy on customer engagement and development, sales of gas conversion and energy efficiency programs, gas and electric procurement and supply, and customer analytics. Sobolewski said, “As one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, we see incredible opportunity in the inextricable link between energy efficiency, demand-side management programs, and customer engagement. Looking ahead to what we hope will be a productive year for energy efficiency, I am grateful to have the opportunity to join a board that brings so much value to the clean energy discussion.” 

Tom Kuhn, president of Edison Electric Institute, has rejoined the board after recent term limitation. Kuhn brings a wealth of energy knowledge gained during his more than thirty years in the industry. Kuhn said, “Throughout my years in the energy sector, I have seen time and time again that energy efficiency is a key to saving money for consumers and for businesses. I am eager for the opportunity to renew collaboration with the Alliance’s diverse board and to help our country continue to reap the benefits of energy efficiency.”