Energy and Environmental Advisory Council


The EEAC provides guidance to the M.S. in Energy Management and M.S. in Environmental Technology programs, and promotes a continuing relationship between NYIT students, faculty, alumni and industry experts.


  • advise and assist the two programs on academic and professional matters
  • provide input on current trends in industry
  • identify necessary skills and areas of interest for curriculum development
  • promote and enhance the quality of the programs
  • identify projects and funding sources

Energy and Environmental Advisory Council Members

John J. Eff, Jr., DGCP (B.S., ’73), Co-Chair
JJ Energy Associates

Gloria G. Russo (M.S., ’04), Co-Chair
Manager, Environmental Planning & Compliance
Long Island Rail Road

Robert Allgor CEM, CDSM, CEA (M.S., '97)
Lead Program Manager
National Grid

Thelma Arceo (M.S., ’87)
Director of Technical Services
Community Environmental Center, Inc.

Anthony Cacioppo, P.E.
Consulting Engineer
Professional Engineering Services

Peter M. Curtis (B.T., ’83; M.S., ’94)
Power Management Concepts

Mary Frost Distler (Adv. Cert., ’09)
National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences

Fredric Goldner, CEM. (M.S., ’87)
Energy Mgmt. & Research Assoc.

Milana Kononenko (M.S., ’03)
Associate Engineer, Certified Opacity Observer
Shapiro Engineering, P.C.

Peter Krumdieck, P.E., CEM (M.S., ’05)
Senior Project Manager
WENDEL Companies

Thomas Lanzilotta, CEM (M.S., ’10)
Campus Energy Manager
Stony Brook University

Joseph S. Lopes
Senior Principal Consultant
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability

Kent McCord (M.S., ’10)
Applications Engineering Manager
UTC Power

David W. Nadler, Ph.D. (M.S., ’01)
Director, Quality Assurance
NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection

Robert M. Pellegrino
Region 1 Southern Area Chair
IEEE Region 1 Board of Governors

Marcus Salva, Esq., LEED AP BD+C
(B.Arch., '06, M.S., '08)
Sustainable Development Attorney
Town of Babylon

David Schieren, (M.S., ’06)
Chief Executive Officer
EmPower Solar

Joseph Schroeder (M.S., ’95)
Energy Specialist
Suffolk County Legislature

Andrew N. Vourlos (M.S., ’05)
Program Quality Manager, Energy Efficiency
UL Verification Services

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