At The Building People we take great pride in our employees and their contributions to our success. Please join us by welcoming, and getting to know, some of our recent additions who help make our company culture and workplace exceptional!
Mike Atsbaha, Senior Financial Analyst
Mike Atsbaha is a Senior Financial Analyst with The Building People where he brings more than 13 years of experience in budget formulation, renewable energy analysis, and financial modeling. Mike currently supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office (BTO), to coordinate spending plans, budget formulation, and execution duties for $200 Million in projects. This has allowed Mike the opportunity to work with national laboratories to meet their financial needs, as well as providing analysis in response to both DOE front office and congressional budget requests. Prior to that, Mike was responsible for all project tracking and financial analysis for the $4 Billion Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge in addition to preparing the management and budgetary reports for the EPA’s Energy Star program.
Amanda Chiu, Senior Project Analyst
Amanda Chiu is a Senior Project Management Analyst at The Building People with over 10 years of experience working in clean energy and climate change. Amanda supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office where she focuses on capturing and sharing lessons learned related to the adoption of energy efficient technologies through residential energy efficiency programs. Her research areas included renewable energy technologies and climate policies at the state, national, and international levels.
Ben Murray, Senior Financial/Budget Analyst and Project Manager
Ben Murray is a Senior Financial/Budget Analyst and Project Manager at The Building People, with more than 14 years of experience providing financial and managerial oversight in a technical environment. Ben has provided service at the Department of Defense and the Department of State. For the past 3 years, Ben has served at the Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supporting the Wind Energy Technology Office. In his position as a Senior Budget Analyst, his responsibilities included managing daily budget operations, formulations, execution, and funds control. Recently, Ben has advanced into an additional role as a Project Manager supporting the Technological Development team– leveraging his experience working in the tech environment to further push The Building People along our road of success.
Stacey Young, Senior Conference Manager
Stacey Young is a Senior Conference Manager at The Building People where she brings 21 years of experience as a meeting planner, communications expert, and outreach coordinator. Her experience includes 19 years as a Senior Meeting Planner/Manager for government contractors and 2 years working in Conference Services for clients in high-end hospitality services. Stacy helps clients plan, develop, and implement meetings, conferences, workshops, and expos that range in size from 10 attendees to 3,000 attendees. She works primarily with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on all of the organization’s logistic needs, such as creating and monitoring budgets; conducting site selections; negotiating contracts with hotels and other vendors; creating, operating, and maintaining invitational and registration databases and websites; designing, preparing, planning, and man powering exhibit halls and poster sessions; planning receptions and tours outside of the meetings; and handling travel for attendees.
Ken Slattery, Senior Project Management Analyst
Ken Slattery is a Senior Project Management Analyst at The Building People, has extensive experience in administering home energy efficiency initiatives across several sectors and in a range of capacities. In addition to his work for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score Program, he has managed residential energy efficiency programs for utilities, for both private contractors and state governments. He has assisted in the development of energy audit software programs for industry-leading suppliers, and has logged several hundred home energy audits in the national HERS structure. He was a key team member in the design of home performance programs at the utility and state government level, and has implemented pioneering low-income weatherization programs. Ken developed a home performance business approach for a large HVAC firm in Kentucky, and has worked in the commercial application of LED lighting and solar PV. His experience encompasses the entire spectrum of energy efficiency improvements for the built environment, in crafting policy for the adoption of energy efficiency in the private sector, in technical training for contractors, and in project management.