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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. 

2024 Business Development Task Force Roster


Stephen Gianotti, Chair
Vice President, District 1
Arcadia Electrical Company Inc
Ridgewood, NY

Eric Carlson
Mahoning Valley Chapter
'Joe' Dickey Electric Inc
North Lima, OH

John Desens
Wisconsin Chapter
Westphal & Company Inc
Madison, WI

Jennifer Fothergill
Division Representative
Northern California Chapter
Pleasanton, CA

Jesse M Hale
Alaska Chapter
Alcan Electrical & Eng Inc
Anchorage, AK

Richard Jamerson
Chicago & Cook County Chapter
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors Inc
Northbrook, IL

Brad Keatley
Western New York State Chapter
O'Connell Electric Company
Victor, NY

Cindi Krippendorf
Los Angeles County Chapter
Fielding Electric Inc
Torrance, CA

Kenneth MacDougall
Director of Business Development
Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
King of Prussia, PA

Rick Osbakken
Twin Ports Arrowhead Chapter
Holden Electric Co
Duluth, MN

Karen Prescott-Loeffler
Chapter Executive
Orange County Chapter
Orange, CA

Carson Rogers Jr
Atlantic Coast Chapter
Chewning & Wilmer Inc
Richmond, VA

Joshua Wheeler
Idaho Chapter
Wheeler Electric Inc
Idaho Falls, ID

Ben Wilson
Kansas Chapter
Decker Electric
Wichita, KS

Thomas Pedergnana, Future Leader
Chicago & Cook County Chapter
Malko Communications Services LLC
Skokie, IL

Elise Baker, Secretary
Executive Director, Public Relations
Washington, DC