Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency

Emerging Professionals Workshop

Calling all Emerging Professionals!

Join your colleagues and classmates for a workshop focused on supporting emerging professionals who are seeking careers in energy efficiency or adjacent industries. This workshop is open to industry professionals of all experience levels – whether you’re new to energy efficiency, new to Iowa, or have been in the field a long time and have hard earned experience to share. Whether you are a student, work for a utility, are an architect, engineer, or contractor, or work in development or real estate, all allied fields are welcome. See how a focus on efficiency can grow your business and expand your career opportunities. Meet new folks and network with familiar faces. Presentations will be led by local professionals and your friends at IAEE.

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When:  Tuesday, November 7th, 1pm - 5pm
The Meadows Events & Conference Center: 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA
Fee:  $25

Refreshments and snacks will be provided during the networking break. If you would like to join us for the Reception following the Emerging Professionals Workshop, please purchase the "Reception Only" Ticket.


  1. 1:00-2:00 – Energy Efficiency 202 – Panel
    A panel discussion on what energy efficiency is, and why it matters
    • Isaiah Borel – Linn County REC
    • Erin Rassumussen – MidAmerican Energy
    • Alliant Energy
    • CLEAResult
    • Jeff Geerts – Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Julie Blackwell – Michaels Energy
  2. 2-2:15 – Networking Break
  3. 2:15-3:00 – How will the IRA and IIJA Affect the Workforce
    A new golden era for energy efficiency: The Inflation Reduction Act, The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and other funding opportunities
    • Amber Buckingham – Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Jeff Geerts – Iowa Economic Development Authority
  4. 3:00-3:15 – Networking Break
  5. 3:15-4 – Career Roundtable – Panel Join a panel of Iowa energy professionals for career insights, energy career pathways, tips, and advice
    1. CLEAResult
    2. Anna English – Willdan
    3. Jeff Gorrie – Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
    4. Corbin Shy – Ideal Energy
    5. Amber Buckingham – Iowa Economic Development Authority
    6. JP Jones – Indian Hills Community College


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