Our Team

David Steiner CEO - D+R International

David Steiner, President and CEO

Starting in the steel and bearing industry, David learned how high quality data can influence some of the most controversial and successful decisions in planning for the future. Later in the appliance industry, he applied many of the same thought processes to advocate for transformative changes in the areas of energy and water efficiency. Today, David leads D+R International as President and CEO looking to empower the team to transform tomorrow while opening eyes today. He envisions energy and data solutions that transcend the typical confines of business and ideology. He has managed parts of the ENERGY STAR program, served as vice president of government affairs for Maytag Corp, and progressed through many levels of business management at The Timken Company. David earned his BA from Ashland University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He loves vacations with his wife and son, enjoys watching his son play basketball and guitar, and thrives when playing the piano, reading historical biographies and leading people in their faith journeys. And, Jim Gaffigan is still the funniest comedian alive.

Sheila Flick – Director of Programs

As Director of Programs, Sheila is responsible for overseeing D+R’s projects and programs, including directing and expanding project work, working with clients to understand their needs, ensuring delivery of high quality service, and managing staff resources. Sheila also manages Software Development and oversees D+R’s support of the DesignLights Consortium® program. She oversees the program leads for data analytics and customer delivery. Sheila started her career in engineering and expanded into lean process improvement, supply chain design, big data analytics and business intelligence work at Hewlett Packard (HP). Sheila enjoys traveling with her family, playing with their dog, and, as an enthusiastic member of the DC tech community, attending tech meet-ups and data events in the DC area.

Dan Vide - D+R International

Dan Vida – Senior Director of Operations

As Senior Director of Operations, Dan leads a team that provides project planning, communications, contract, and client support services to all D+R teams and projects, to ensure smooth and efficient delivery. Dan also provides expert data intelligence advice to our project teams ensuring best practices are applied for analytic and visualization methods. Dan brings over a decade of experience working with distributors, manufacturers, contractors, utilities, and associations furthering their market data and building science analysis programs. Dan also frequently presents at industry association conferences, providing valuable insights into current product trends for electrical, HVAC, and buildings related equipment.  When Dan’s not in the office, you can find him hiking or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors, usually with camera in hand.

Meredith Donate, PHR – Senior Manager of Human Resources

As Senior Manager of Human Resources at D+R, Meredith is responsible for talent acquisition, employee lifecycle processing, performance management, professional development, employee relations, policies and compliance, and benefits. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware and an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Meredith was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Silver Spring in 2010. She is also a certified yoga instructor. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

John Morris – Senior Director of Electric Transportation

As Senior Director of Electric Transportation, John Morris leads electric vehicle program design and implementation services for utilities across the United States. John works closely with the D+R sales team and the program team to bring more utilities on to the DRIVE EV Market Services platform. From education and outreach to dealer recruitment and charger installations, John leads the team’s program designs for increased consumer adoption of electric vehicles. John has served on the board of Forth (Formerly Drive Oregon) for the past 5 years and helped the group develop the Utility Work Group. John was also a strategic advisor to the first EV Bulk Buy in the State of Oregon that increased EV sales by 300%. He has facilitated utility workshops on the mechanics of bulk buy promotions and consumer marketing for electric vehicles and has been a leader in understanding the impacts of home charging on residential new home construction. In his spare time, John enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.

Toby Swope - D+R International

Toby Swope – Senior Director of Industry Groups

As Senior Director of Industry Groups, Toby leads the application of D+R’s DRIVE framework, focusing on helping industry sectors and associations solve for their most pressing problems. Toby brings over a decade of experience in developing and deploying strategic solutions to a variety of industries, with a specialization in market intelligence, data harmonization, and software application development. He believes that building deep relationships and applying end-to-end solutions best helps his clients succeed.  Toby holds a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MA in Global Environmental Policy from the School of International Service at American University. Originally from San Francisco, Toby enjoys the spring and fall of Washington, DC. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling, and spending time with his wife and kids.

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. Brian’s expertise includes energy efficiency, data analysis, wholesale distribution, windows, water heating, and electric vehicles. Brian graduated from Dickinson College and has a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. In his free time, Brian loves to snowboard, eat good food, and play board games.

Delores Butler - D+R International

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

As a Senior Program Manager, Shannon oversees a portfolio of data-oriented projects for D+R and helps set the direction and management of the Program Team. She directly manages D+R’s support to the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (NEEA) Reduced Wattage Lamp Replacement (RWLR) and Seattle City Light initiatives aimed at transforming the commercial lighting market, as well as the National Electrical Distributors Association (NAED) Market Data program. As Program Manager, she works directly with clients to set the strategic direction of programs, directs the execution of programs in her portfolio, and oversees the day-to-day operations of project teams. Shannon also provides support to the EPA ENERGY STAR enforcement program, NEEA’s Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) initiative,  and the Attachments Energy Rating Council. A Philadelphia native, Shannon is perpetually in search of the best cup of coffee and planning her next adventure

Brandon Gilbertson – Technology Resources Manager

As Manager of Technology Resources, Brandon serves as lead web developer and is responsible for the oversight and planning of developer resources for D+R’s software and web development projects. He and his team develop and manage sophisticated, data-driven web applications in for internal and external projects. He also oversees the design and management of SQL databases that support these applications. In addition to his capabilities as a full-stack developer, Brandon provides expertise in web graphic and interface design with a focus on enhanced user experience. When he’s not hammering away at his keyboard, you’ll likely find Brandon engrossed in the numerous musical instruments he’s collected over the years or having some quality time with his wife and their charming daughter.

Peggy Riviera - D+R International

Peggy Rivera – Director of Contracts

For over 18 years, Peggy has overseen all contracts and subcontracts for the government, the private sector, and individual subcontractors. She ensures compliance with contract requirements, develops and maintains financial management control systems, and works with D+R’s project managers to create and manage budgets. Peggy also maintains the company’s Sam.gov and federal and state GSA listings and oversees reporting on the company’s status and contracting activities. A native of New Mexico, Peggy thinks Santa Fe is pretty close to heaven.

Dave Ryan - D+R International

Dave Ryan – Senior Technical Manager

Dave is technical lead for the team that provides guidance and support to clients for promoting energy-efficient lighting. His primary responsibilities include supporting the DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL) for the identification and promotion of high-performing solid-state lighting products intended for commercial, industrial, and outdoor applications. He and his team provide clients with technical and market analysis of lighting technologies, serve as liaisons with manufacturer partners, and analyze the performance of products under consideration for the QPL. Dave leads all technical analysis and outreach efforts, serves as account manager to major partners, and provides support and day-to-day direction for the growing team. He is a Lighting Certified professional and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Societies Testing Procedures Committee.

Jenna Winer – Senior Program Manager

As a Senior Program Manager, Jenna oversees a portfolio of market research and engagement projects for D+R International and helps set direction and management of the Program Team. In addition, she oversees D+R’s DRIVE EV Market Services projects by scoping and implementing programs to support new and existing clients in reaching their EV adoption goals. Jenna works with clients across her portfolio to provide strategic direction of projects, coordinate with project managers to guide the execution of projects, and oversees day-to-day operations of the project teams. Jenna’s current portfolio includes overseeing the implementation of three voluntary agreements focused on improving the energy efficiency of small network equipment and set-top boxes in the United States in Canada, D+R’s support of various U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR programs focused on lighting, electric vehicles, windows, appliances, and enforcement activities related to these programs, and lastly two of D+R’s development projects for the Air Movement Controls Association (AMCA) and Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA). Jenna holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Geography from the George Washington University. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys skiing and searching for the best IPA.