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Our Team

Kat Donnelly, Ph.D., P.E.

Kat Donnelly, Ph.D., P.E.

CEO
"I love tackling big problems with our customers. We work together to develop profitable businesses, healthy people, and sustainable places. One of my founding goals for Empower Efficiency is to create technology and long-term cultural solutions for organizations and companies, buildings, and communities. We do this by combining our unique experience in behavior and social science with technology solutions, and by encouraging simple ways to improve how people use energy and other company resources. These simple changes add up to a big collective impact. It feels great to take personal responsibility in my own life and to make a big difference through our efforts with our customers and partners." - Kat
Jennifer Cundiff

Jennifer Cundiff

CFO
"It is a blessing to work to help residential and business communities improve their quality of life and benefit neighbors, other communities, and our country in the process. I am part of the team because we are working to make people's lives better by helping them reduce waste, save money, and live smarter.” – Jennifer
Kirstin Pinit

Kirstin Pinit

Managing Partner
“If we want to continue to live in abundance on this planet, we will need to change the way we use our resources. I believe the solution is a combination of individual choices, super-efficient technologies, and policy solutions that support and enable responsible energy use. Empower Efficiency works in that intersection of behavior, technology, and policy, and that is why I am part of this company.” - Kirstin
Richard DiSanto

Richard DiSanto

Director of Operations
“I am extremely excited being part of a company dedicated to becoming a champion of the world by creating, implementing and driving energy efficiency and sustainability programs through behavioral and cultural change, to such a point that it becomes second nature to all.” - Richard
Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Managing Director
"I like working in the energy efficiency sector because it's one of the few areas where you can satisfy both the CFO's and the green team leaders. Energy efficiency helps customers save money AND improve their environmental footprint. Better still, behavior-based energy efficiency initiatives help to do those things with minimal investment." - Greg
Michaela Ballek

Michaela Ballek

Program Manager
"I am a strong believer in leaving our children a world worth living in. Working at Empower Efficiency gives me the opportunity to use my skills and experience to support this cause." – Michaela