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Business Development Task Force

NECA developed the Business Development Task Force in 2011 as a response to the evolving electrical construction industry. The goal of NECA’s business and market development program is to prepare NECA contractors for new forms of electrical work and provide the tools and knowledge they need to add these important services to their company. We need to transition into this new market and maintain the high standard of quality electrical work that NECA contractors are known for.


To maintain and grow NECA member's market share by providing the knowledge, tools, resources and conditions for success.

The Business Development Task Force provides a framework where non-proprietary information on best practices and successful initiatives are shared. It addresses not only traditional lines of business but also emerging technologies in design and construction, energy efficiency, wind, solar, EV, data centers, smart grid, and energy storage. The Task Force also explores opportunities related to topics like financing, tax incentives, advocacy, education, research, tools, training, and collaboration with federal agencies, state or local governments, universities, other associations or industry groups. 

2022 Business Development Task Force Roster


Stephen Gianotti, Chair
New York City Chapter
Arcadia Electrical Company Inc.
Ridgewood, NY
John Brunia
Arizona Chapter
Spectra Electrical Services Inc
Tempe, AZ

Eric Carlson
Mahoning Valley Chapter
"Joe" Dickey Electric Inc
North Lima, OH
John Desens
Wisconsin Chapter
Westphal & Company Inc
Madison, WI

Jennifer Fothergill
Northern California Chapter
Pleasanton, CA
Richard A Jamerson
Chicago & Cook County Chapter
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors Inc
Northbrook, IL

Brad Keatley
Western NY State Chapter
O'Connell Electric Company
Victor, NY
Cindi Krippendorf
Los Angeles County Chapter
Fielding Electric Inc
Torrance, CA

Ryan M Landon
Oregon Columbia Chapter
McCoy Electric Company
Beaverton, OR
Nancy Lindsay
Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Pittsburgh, PA

Kenneth R MacDougall
Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
King of Prussia, PA
Karen Prescott-Loeffler
San Diego Chapter
San Diego, CA

Carson Rogers
Atlantic Coast Chapter
Chewning & Wilmer
Richmond, VA
Joshua D Wheeler
Idaho Chapter
Wheeler Electric Inc.
Idaho Falls, ID

Thomas Pedergnana II (Future Leader)
Chicago & Cook County Chapter
Malko Communications
Skokie, IL
Elise Baker, Secretary
Director, Marketing and Brand Strategy
Washington, DC