Meet our team of renowned industry veterans
Passionately committed to bettering the industry that they’ve worked in for decades, the EGIA Foundation Board of Trustees has varied and extensive experience in the home services and energy industries. Our Board, with professional backgrounds ranging from education and marketing to HVAC manufacturing, industry publishing and more, is uniquely qualified and truly invested in improving the industry from the ground up.
Bruce is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of leadership experience in association management, utility operations and emerging technology marketing. He has served as: Executive Vice President at MainStreet Networks, an energy services company delivering automatic meter reading (AMR), online energy management & control and customized e-services to utilities energy services throughout North America; Chief Operating Officer for Energy Innovation Group, an energy services company delivering integrated energy efficiency solutions to local government and community based organizations; Marketing Director at CellNet Data Systems, a provider of wireless data communications, control and automation applications for the energy industry; and Director, Energy Efficiency Services at Pacific Gas & Electric, responsible for managing the utility residential, commercial and institutional energy efficiency and demand response programs.
Bruce holds degrees in Business Administration/Marketing and Industrial Technology from San Jose State University.
In over four decades in the industry, Drew has worked in all facets of running a residential contracting business. He now helps contractors build their own multimillion-dollar profit-generating home services companies. Drew is a renowned author, educator, coach, consultant, inspirational/educational/“irritational” speaker, software developer, industry philanthropist, a board member, a foundation board trustee, and a Contractor University Founder & Faculty member for Electric & Gas industries Association (EGIA); and an Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) member, as well as a Tom McCart International Consultant Award Winner.
Charlie serves as president of the Utah Association of Financial Services and vice president of the National Association of Industrial Banks. Both organizations have a mission to advocate for policies that expand access to credit, guarantee consumer choice, and provide unique banking services.
Charlie has donated his time and expertise to NeighborWorks Salt Lake for over five years, serving on their finance committee and board of directors. NeighborWorks Salt Lake works to revitalize neighborhoods, creating opportunities through housing and resident leadership, and contributing to the development of the youth and local economy.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Charlie earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and MBA from the University of Utah.
Today, Weldon Long is one of the nation’s most powerful speakers and a driven motivator who teaches others the Sales and Prosperity Mindset philosophies that catapulted him from desperation and poverty to a life of wealth and prosperity. Weldon has been featured on numerous national and regional television programs, including Fox News Network, First Business Network and Chicago’s own WGN.
Mr. Long has successfully used his signature program, The Power of Consistency, to help hundreds of companies and thousands of sales professionals radically improve their sales results.
Dr. Rowe has been professor of Energy Management and Renewable Energies for over 35 years at Oakland Community College near Detroit, Michigan. She also teaches Campus Sustainability and taught Corporate Sustainability for the University of Vermont. Dr. Rowe chaired the Technical Advisory Group and the Community of Action to Grow Green Jobs through Policy and Civic Engagement for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). In these roles, she convenes energy and sustainability experts, reviews and selects resources, and co-authors overarching documents for AACC’s Sustainability Education and Economic Development Resource Center (www.theSeedCenter.org). This Resource Center is designed to share curricula, partnership and civic engagement models, skills and competencies, quality criteria, promising practices and funding resources. Dr. Rowe has helped hundreds of colleges start their own sustainable energy programs and has also been staff consultant for a U.S. Department of Education funded project entitled “Sustainability Improves Student Learning” (http://serc.carleton.edu/sisl), working with thirteen STEM academic societies.
Debra Rowe is often a keynote speaker at national and international conferences. She is the author or editor of numerous publications, including the encyclopedia, Achieving Sustainability: Vision, Principles and Practices.