Our Experts

The DCSEU Account Management team offers building owners and design teams business guidance, technical support, and rebates to meet the needs of all types of commercial and multifamily facilities. Our team of experts is here to help you find cost-effective solutions for your business with standard rebates, custom energy savings calculations with cash flow analyses, strategic stakeholder engagement, and workforce development. Contact one of our Account Managers to get started on saving energy and money at your facility today.

Cory Chimka

Account Manager, Educational Facilities

Cory is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for DC public, charter, and private schools. Prior to joining the DCSEU, he worked for more than 10 years as an award-winning District of Columbia Public School teacher before transitioning to a role with Columbia University focusing on teacher development, followed by scaling up after school programs at DC schools.

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Brandon Conheim, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Account Manager, Commercial Real Estate

Brandon is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for Commercial Real Estate. Prior to joining the DCSEU, Brandon spent over a decade working both with contractors and directly with owners/end-users developing and implementing mechanical HVAC and energy solutions across the DC Metropolitan Region. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in addition to having Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and LEED-AP credentials.

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Bridget French, LEED AP+

Account Manager, Federal Buildings

Bridget is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for federal facilities and Department of Defense buildings. Bridget can help facilitate rebates and technical assistance for federal energy efficiency projects, including Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC). Before joining DCSEU in 2012, Bridget worked in the green building industry and is accredited in LEED Operations and Maintenance (O+M) and Building Design and Construction (BD+C).

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Shannon Gallagher

Account Manager, Hospitals and Medical Facilities

Shannon Gallagher is DCSEU’s Account Manager for DC hospitals and medical facilities. Prior to joining the DCSEU, she worked with the federal government to bolster economic stability internationally. She has also spent time in Tombstone, Arizona, with AmeriCorps, helping to improve food program capacity at the Tombstone Food Bank.

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Leigh Harrold

Account Manager, Retail and Local Business

Leigh is a DCSEU account manager for retail and local businesses to help them find energy solutions and rebates. She also handles the retail stores efficient products to make sure all of the rebated lighting and appliances are being regulated. She facilities and maintains the relationship with business and store owners to make sure DCSEU projects with us are correctly handled. Leigh has over 2 years’ experience working in the local business sector with an internet start-up company.

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Giuliana Kunkel, LEED AP O+M

Account Manager, Colleges and Universities, Multifamily, and Low-Income Communities

Giuliana (Giuls) is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for Colleges and Universities and for the Multifamily Market, including Affordable Housing Communities. In the multifamily market, Giuls works with existing buildings to determine energy efficiency solutions for residents, owners, and property managers, and advises project teams for new development and extensive renovation projects. She also works closely with universities towards reaching campus sustainability goals, planning for capital projects, and improving existing facilities. Giuls’ background includes working as a Sustainability Analyst for The Tower Companies and working in customer engagement and marketing at a local renewable energy supplier. Giuls serves on the US Green Building Council NCR’s Market Leadership Advisory Board and is accredited as a LEED AP O+M.

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