Our Team

David Steiner – President and CEO

David leads the company’s efforts to grow business aligned with its strategic direction and vision. He learned the lessons and benefits of improving efficiency and reusing resources early in his career through multiple positions at The Timken Company, and now seeks to spread the word that responsibility and sustainability are not just good for the environment, but also for businesses, organizations, families and life in general. Steiner envisions sustainable energy and data solutions that transcend the typical confines of business and ideology. Before becoming president of D+R, he served as program manager for the ENERGY STAR program, providing leadership for the team’s efforts to promote and qualify U.S. Department of Energy’s list of products. Prior to joining D+R, Steiner was vice president of government affairs for Maytag Corp., where he had primary responsibility for federal, state, and international government relations. He was a leading advocate for the company’s energy- and water-efficiency efforts. Steiner serves as Director Emeritus of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council having helped launch the group in 2012 and serving as its President of the Board in 2017-2018. Steiner earned his BA from Ashland University and his MBA at Case Western Reserve University.

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Lauren Bhaskar – Manager of Engineering Training

Lauren leads the Engineering Training division at D+R.  A former professional teacher and now engineer, she loves the challenge of crafting and delivering quality training and education in the arenas of engineering, emerging technology, electrification, and energy efficiency. Lauren enjoys walking, yoga, playing piano, and spending her free time with her husband and two sons doing anything outdoors.

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Brian Booher – Manager of Sales and Marketing

Brian is responsible for planning and implementing sales, marketing, and product development efforts targeting new and existing markets. His expertise includes energy efficiency, data analysis, wholesale distribution, windows, water heating, and electric vehicles. In his free time, Brian enjoys riding bicycles with his family and playing tabletop games.

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Delores Butler – Accountant

As D+R’s Accountant, Delores prepares financial statements and supporting schedules, facilitates and completes monthly close procedures, prepares monthly account reconciliations, and assists with financial and tax audits. She also handles all aspects of payroll and accounts payable, and assists with preparing tax returns and other required corporate reporting. A lifelong resident of Washington, DC, Delores enjoys spending time with family, traveling, going to concerts, and reading.

Shannon Christie – Senior Program Manager

Shannon oversees a portfolio of midstream and market intelligence projects for D+R. She works directly with clients to set the strategic direction of programs, leads the execution of programs in her portfolio, and oversees the day-to-day operations of project teams. Shannon’s projects include the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (NEEA) Midstream Commodity Lighting Initiatives and Distributor Platform, NEEA’s Heat Pump Water Heater Program, the National Association for Electrical Distributors (NAED) Market Data Program, the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC), the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR enforcement program, and the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Unitary Report. In her free time, Shannon loves to hike in Shenandoah, bike her way around DC, and search for the best cup of coffee.

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Peter Davi – Energy Engineer

Peter is a licensed professional engineer and is responsible for performing data analysis and evaluation for demand response and emerging technology projects with Southern California Edison. His expertise includes energy efficiency, energy audits, utility incentive applications, and data analysis. In his free time, Peter loves to play videogames, cook, and spend time with his wife and three daughters.

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Meredith Donate, PHR – Senior Human Resources Manager

Meredith is responsible for talent acquisition, employee lifecycle processing, performance management, professional development, employee relations, policies and compliance, and benefits. She is also a certified yoga instructor. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

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Therese Fisher – Senior Project Manager

Therese is responsible for managing projects and resources, SCE account management, and business development for the Engineering Services Team. Her expertise includes project management, energy efficiency, electrification, primary research, development and demonstration, clean fuel vehicles and infrastructure. In her free time, Therese enjoys hiking, dirt biking, cooking, making garden art and exploring new places with her family.

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Sheila Flick – Senior Director of Programs

Sheila leads D+R’s projects and programs including directing and expanding project work, ensuring delivery of high quality products and services, and managing staff resources. Sheila also manages Software Development and oversees D+R’s support of the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) program. Her curiosity keeps her moving forward, researching new technologies and collaborating with like-minded peers. When offline you will find Sheila enjoying the outdoors with her family and two dogs.

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Brandon Gilbertson – Senior Technology Resources Manager

Brandon is responsible for leading the development and management of sophisticated, data-driven web applications written in a variety of languages at D+R. He also oversees the design and management of SQL databases that support these applications. Brandon is passionate about his family, music, the outdoors, and all things tech.

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Rachel Goff – Program Manager

Rachel is responsible for supporting DesignLights Consortium® program implementation, reviewing manufacturer-supplied test data that describes product performance to confirm validity and accuracy, and communicating with manufacturers about the DesignLights Consortium® program. Rachel is a certified SCUBA diver, and in her free time likes to travel and read.

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Lois Gordon – Vice President of Business Development and Engineering Services

Lois joined D+R in 2019 with the acquisition of ASWB Engineering. She leads D+R’s business development teams, combining seasoned executive experience, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and deep technical expertise in the areas of engineering services, energy programs, and emerging technology. Lois lives in Portland, OR.

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Rosemary Jojić – Project Manager

Rosemary is responsible for project management and implementation, specification development, stakeholder engagement, market research, and business development at D+R.  Her energy efficiency project portfolio spans across residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors including lighting, HVAC, advanced power strips, and heat pump water heaters technologies. Outside of work, Rosemary is likely planning her next camping trip with her husband or exploring DC’s best restaurants.

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Bryan Lockwood – Contracts and Invoicing Manager

Bryan manages contracts and invoicing for projects across D+R. He also oversees project work for the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA), U.S. and Canadian Set-Top Box and Small Networking Equipment Voluntary Agreements, and the DesignLights Consortium®. His duties include negotiating contract details and reporting to clients; organizing staff and resources; and leading key quality control efforts. He specializes in research, organizing data, and leading key teams/initiatives across the company. Outside of business hours, you can find him sharing his culture in the form of music, movies, and sports with his protégés as a mentor for at-risk youth in the community.

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Haibi Lu, LC  – Manager of Data Intelligence

Haibi supports technical review of lighting product data, applies numerical analysis to resolve complex technical issues and applies data visualization to support data tool conceptualization and development. His expertise includes market data analysis and visualization, utility energy efficiency program implementation, and LED lighting qualification. He enjoys strategic games and good food in his free time.

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John Morris – Senior Director Electric Transportation

John is responsible for oversight on product development, strategic planning and sales for all electric vehicle services across the United States and Canada. John manages an agile sales and account management team to ensure utility clients can rapidly deploy EV programs. His expertise includes energy efficiency, energy policy, electric vehicles and grid edge planning. In his free time, John is out surfing, mixed martial arts training and spending time with his family.

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Margaret Rivera – Contracts and System Administrator

Ms. Rivera has been responsible for managing D+R’s contract administration team and its portfolio of government and private sector contracts for over 20 years. She also is the systems administrator for D+R’s accounting and timesheet systems. Living in Santa Fe, NM, she spends her free time hiking the many mountains surrounding the city.

Dave Ryan – Senior Technical Manager

Dave is technical lead for the team that provides guidance and support to clients for promoting energy-efficient lighting, primarily for the DesignLights Consortium’s SSL and Horticultural Qualified Products Lists (QPLs). In his free time, he stays busy with his two young kids, and plays and coaches ultimate frisbee.

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Toby Swope – Senior Director of DRIVE Solutions

Toby leads the application of D+R’s DRIVE framework to help solve D+R’s clients’ most pressing problems. Toby brings over a decade of experience in developing and deploying strategic solutions, with a specialization in supply chains, market intelligence, data harmonization, and software and product development. Originally from San Francisco, Toby enjoys travelling, hiking and spending time with his wife and kids.

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Saniya Syed – Engineer

Saniya is a member of D+R’s Engineering Services team. Her expertise includes demand response, electrification, energy efficiency, energy management, measurement and verification and field audits, data analysis, training development and instruction, and project management. In her free time she loves hiking, yoga, volunteering, eating dessert and spending time with family and friends.

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Dan Vida – Senior Director of Operations

Dan leads a team that provides project planning, communications, contract, and client support services to all D+R teams and provides expert data intelligence advice to our project teams. When Dan’s not in the office, you can find him hiking or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors, usually with camera in hand.

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Jenna Winer – Senior Program Manager

Jenna oversees a portfolio of market research and engagement projects for D+R International, including D+R’s DRIVE EV Market Services projects, and helps set direction and management of the Program Team. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys skiing and searching for the best IPA.

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