The mission of the SAME Energy & Sustainability Community of Interest (E&S COI) is to engage COI members and support the Department of Defense on energy & sustainability (E&S) activities across the SAME enterprise in support of the 2025 SAME Strategic Plan – Securing America’s Future, Together. Specifically, the E&S COI will lead efforts to strengthen industry-government engagement by fostering a supportive environment to discuss E&S activities and advancements in support of the A/E/C community and our national energy security.


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Organization Structure

Community Chair
Michelle Sipe Exaros
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
(610) 392-2185

Vice Chair
Norm Campbell

Communications & Outreach
Lindsey Kennington
Mark Falasca

Programs & Webinars Lead: Vacant

Industry & NGO Outreach Lead
Dave Robau

Public Sector Lead: Vacant

Mike Geer

Andrea Andrews

Volunteer Engagement Lead
Marcellus de Rochon

Young Professional (YP) Liaison
Mitch Minotti

Strategic Alignment & Goals

Goal 1: Strengthen Industry-Government Engagement

  • The E&S COI provides a platform for industry and government members to grow professionally in a mutually supportive environment.

Goal 2: Build and Sustain Resilient Communities

  • Many advancements in E&S are incorporated into resilient designs. The COI provides multiple platforms to share these advancements and additional research needs through the E&S Track at JETC and regularly scheduled COI webinars.

Goal 3. Develop Leaders for the Profession

  • Through the development of the E&S Track at JETC, we provide focused themes to continue to drive the E&S conversation.

Goal 4: Enrich the STEM Pipeline for the Nation

  • The E&S COI asks members to volunteer for STEM competitions and encourages members to mentor at SAME STEM summer camps to encourage our next generation to pursue STEM careers.

Goal 5. Prepare Service members and Veterans for the A/E/C Industry

  • The E&S COI provides a platform to leverage the leadership of service members and veterans for them to address challenges in the A/E/C profession.
SAME Conferences & workshops
Power Up Expo
EEI Virtual Leadership
Energy Exchange
International Energy
Defense Leadership Forum

Upcoming Conferences

Power Up Energy Expo 2020

October 28-29th, 2020

The 11th annual Power Up will bring hundreds of experts in architecture, engineering, construction, and power generation together for 2 days of information sharing, networking, and business development. Power Up is the largest event for energy + sustainability professionals along the Gulf Coast.

2020 MILCON Contracting Summit

October 19-20, 2020, Washington, D.C. Area‚Äč

The 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit is designed as a hybrid event for in-person and virtual attendance. Downloading the event app and setting up your attendee profile will allow you to view Summit agenda, view speaker presentations, participate in Q&A, polls, and individually connect with other in-person and virtual attendees/exhibitors/sponsors - during live event and for the 3 months following the Summit.  


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