Energy Efficiency Advisory Board
Mr. Gustavson, age 63, joined the EEAB on December 14, 2010. Building on a foundation that included having sold hundreds of turnkey energy management projects for an energy management service provider during the 1980s, for the twenty years since, Dale Gustavson has worked as an energy efficiency programs and policy consultant to HVAC contractors, distributors and manufacturers, utilities, and government agencies. An oft-published writer, author, and speaker, his clients have included: Air Conditioning Contractors of America (“ACCA”), California Public Utilities Commission, Honeywell Incorporated, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, National Energy Management Institute, New York State Energy Research & Development Agency, and Southern California Edison. Among key volunteer posts, he has been serving as: Member of the Technical Advisory Committee to the California Board for Energy Efficiency, Advisory Board of the California Commissioning Collaborative, and National Board Member of the Association of Professional Energy Managers.
Robert Leebern, Jr.
Mr. Leebern, age 41, joined the EEAB on December 14, 2010. Mr. Leebern is a principal of Troutman Sanders Stratigies. He has more than a decade of public policymaking and political experience, as well as a breadth of federal legislative and regulatory knowledge and expertise. In 2003, Mr. Leebern launched the firm’s federal affairs division, building a successful, bipartisan governmental affairs practice. Currently, Mr. Leebern and the federal affairs team serve as Washington representatives to Fortune 500 companies, municipal and county governments, universities, and a number of other business interests. Mr. Leebern has been active on a wide array of issue areas including agribusiness, natural resources, energy, environment, immigration, health, education, technology, transportation, and infrastructure. Mr. Leebern has worked with the Executive Branch and various federal agencies advocating policy issues, infrastructure projects, and legislative priorities. Familiar with the federal and state legislative and regulatory processes, he has worked on a variety of projects with U.S. senators, congressmen, congressional committees, governors' staffs, state regulatory agencies, and members of the state legislature to produce significant results for clients. For ten years, he served as top political aide and Chief of Staff to former congressman, and current U.S. senator, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). Leebern has served on the Troutman Sanders Strategies’ Board of Directors since 2003, and is a Board member of the Troutman Sanders LLP Political Action Committee.