Our Experts

The DCSEU Account Management team offers building owners and design teams business guidance, technical support, and rebates to meet the needs of all types of commercial and multifamily facilities. Our team of experts is here to help you find cost-effective solutions for your business with standard rebates, custom energy savings calculations with cash flow analyses, strategic stakeholder engagement, and workforce development. Contact one of our Account Managers to get started on saving energy and money at your facility today.

Crystal McDonald

Director, Account Management

Crystal has over 20 years of experience in the energy and utilities sector where she supports strategies and programs that develop sustainable communities, install clean energy technologies, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to joining the DCSEU, she served as a policy and programs advisor at the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Crystal earned a Masters in Energy and Environmental Management from The George Washington University, a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and completed the Partnership for Public Service Excellence in Government Fellows Program. During her personal time she enjoys serving her community, cheering on local sports teams, and exploring regional arts and culture events.

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Cory Chimka

Account Manager, Educational Facilities

Cory is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for DC public, charter, and private schools. Prior to joining the DCSEU, he worked for more than 10 years as an award-winning District of Columbia Public School teacher before transitioning to a role with Columbia University focusing on teacher development, followed by scaling up after school programs at DC schools.

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Howard Harris, Jr.

Account Manager, Affordable Multifamily Properties

Howard is an experienced sales professional who has worked for various Fortune 500 companies over the past 18 years (Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Toyota Motor Sales, Eli Lilly, and FedEx). Prior to joining the DCSEU, Howard worked as a Regional Manager for Clean Energy Fuels, the nation’s leader in providing sustainable, renewable natural gas solutions for transportation. Howard’s relationship-building skills helped to make him one of Clean Energy’s most effective and impactful members of the business development team. During his tenure, Howard assisted fleet operators throughout the East Coast region with an array of CNG projects including: CNG station construction/management, fleet acquisition, and conversions. Howard received his BS in Business Management and MBA from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Leigh Harrold

Account Manager, Hotels and Retail

Leigh is a DCSEU Account Manager for retail and local businesses to help them find energy solutions and rebates. She also handles the retail stores efficient products to make sure all of the rebated lighting and appliances are being regulated. She facilitates and maintains the relationship with business and store owners to make sure DCSEU projects with us are correctly handled. Leigh came to the DCSEU with more than 2 years’ experience working in the local business sector with an internet start-up company.

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Giuliana Kunkel, LEED AP O+M

Account Manager, Colleges and Universities, Federal Buildings, and DoD

Giuliana (Giuls) is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for Colleges and Universities and for the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense. Giuls works closely with universities towards reaching campus sustainability goals, planning capital projects, and improving existing facilities. She also assists project teams in the Federal Government to determine energy efficiency solutions for their buildings and provides third party assistance when working with Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC’s). Giuls’ background includes working as a Sustainability Analyst for The Tower Companies and working in customer engagement and marketing at a local renewable energy supplier. Giuls serves on the US Green Building Council NCR’s Market Leadership Advisory Board and is accredited as a Certified Energy Manager and as a LEED AP O+M.

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Frank LeBlanc

Account Manager, Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

Frank began his professional career in energy, focusing on business development for international upstream software at WellPoint Systems (now P2 Energy Solutions). Prior to joining the DCSEU, he worked as an Account Executive in Political Advertising for Cox Media Group and E.W. Scripps, brokering TV sales for candidates, committees, and PACs. Frank earned a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego. Personally he enjoys family time, U.S. History, live music & sporting events, and volunteering for AFAC.

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