Meet our Panel of Experts

Posie Constable (panelist)
Director, Business Development

Posie heads business development at NYCEEC, a non-profit dedicated to providing financing and guidance for clean energy building projects. She works with building owners to finance efficient lighting retrofits, cogeneration, conversion of heating systems to cleaner fuels, renewables and demand response and other measures in multifamily properties. With over 28 years of experience at various Wall Street firms, Posie has served as trading manager, business development manager for new products, and acted as industry spokesperson in operations, accounting and regulatory matters. She holds an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and earned a degree in Asian Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received a Certificate in Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Garden. You may find her harnessing wind energy on a kiteboard or harnessing solar while cultivating salad greens on her New York City terrace.

Samuel Man (panelist)
NYC Carbon Challenge Coordinator

Sam is a member of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability team who works on the NYC Carbon Challenge program. His role is focused on program operations for the multifamily sector. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Sam worked at Solar One, an environmental education organization where he coordinated outreach to promote programming and initiatives on behalf of NYSERDA. Sam earned an MS in Sustainability in the Urban Environment from City College of New York and a BA in Urban Planning from the State University of New York at Albany.

Neil Quinn (panelist)
Neil is the Subcontractor Manager for Con Edison’s Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program (MFEEP) where he is responsible for educating and assisting subcontractors installing energy efficiency upgrades in multifamily properties across Con Edison’s territory. He has six years’ experience in energy efficiency and direct installation, which started with a lifelong passion for sustainability and the environment. In addition to MFEEP, Neil has managed multiple energy efficiency direct installation programs including the Small Business Direct Install program for Con Edison, the Business Energy Solutions Program for San Diego Gas & Electric and the Schools Program for Southern California Edison. Neil holds a BA in Communications from Saint Vincent College in Pennsylvania.

Jenna Tatum (panelist)
Senior Policy Advisor

Jenna is a Senior Policy Advisor in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. She oversees the implementation of programs to improve energy efficiency in the city’s privately-owned buildings, including the NYC Retrofit Accelerator, Community Retrofit NYC, and the NYC Carbon Challenge. Jenna also oversees technical analysis for the building sector for the city’s 80 x 50 planning process. She previously served as the NYC Carbon Challenge Coordinator in the Mayor’s Office, where she managed a voluntary program for more than 50 private and institutional organizations to reduce their GHG emissions by 30% or more in ten years. Jenna holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dean Zias (panelist)
Project Manager

As a Project Manager for NYSERDA’s Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio (MEPP), Dean helps multifamily building owners and condo and co-op boards tackle the challenges of reducing their energy use through the Multifamily Performance Program and advanced submetering technology. He helps owners and boards participate in energy efficiency programs that provide incentives to make the installation of measures—and other energy efficiency upgrades—more affordable. Dean has served hundreds of buildings that have benefited from MEPP’s suite of New Construction and Existing Buildings Programs. Prior to joining NYSERDA, Dean was the first Energy$mart Communities Outreach Coordinator for New York City and also worked as an urban planner and professor at Pratt Institute.

Kelly Dougherty (moderator)
Director of Energy Management
Kelly develops and implements long-term efficiency strategies for properties managed by FirstService Residential with the goal of reducing energy use, emissions, and costs. She works with industry leaders and government agencies to keep the company’s clients informed on the latest technologies, regulatory requirements, and incentive programs. She also develops educational seminars for FirstService Residential property managers and building staff on best practices for operating their buildings in an efficient manner. Kelly has over 12 years of facilities support, HVAC system operation, energy efficiency retrofits, and project management expertise which she amassed during previous roles at Air Ideal Inc. and Insight Civil Engineering. She earned an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University’s Earth Institute with a focus on corporate sustainability strategies, infrastructure resiliency development, and energy reduction planning. She also holds a BS in Management and Labor Relations from Rutgers University.