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NECA Innovation Institute

The NECA Innovation Institute is a one-year professional training program for future executives to become visionary thinkers with the essential innovation skills for practical deployment.

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Invest in Yourself and
Elevate Your Organization

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Invigorate your career and sharpen your problem-solving toolkit.
    • This is a one-year professional training program that will empower you to become a visionary thinker with the essential innovation skills for practical deployment.
  • What do you get?
    • One-on-one coaching in strategic problem solving
    • Intimate peer group discussions
    • Individualized capstone project work
    • Recognition as an innovative pioneer and Innovation Institute Practitioner
  • Join an elite group of strategists poised to change the industry and take electrical construction to the next level.

Learn More

Contact the NECA Innovation Institute

Email the Institute at [email protected]

Tauhira Ali
Executive Director
of Industry Innovation
(404) 992-2248

Amanda Harbison
Director of Analytics
202-991-6255

EDISON COHORT ROSTER

August 2021 - August 2022

NECA is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Innovation Institute. Each of these recognized leaders within the electrical construction industry has already achieved considerable career impact within their organizations. Through the advocacy of their executive teams, they have been identified as the innovators of tomorrow. They are strategic, inquisitive, and capable of achieving the highest ranks as a pioneer and visionary for the future of construction.


Jeffry Fuentes
Executive Vice President of Integration
Aurora Electric
Jamaica, NY

Denise Devine
Director of Community Business Development
Pro Cal Lighting
Vista, CA


Kyle Witte
Project Executive
Lemberg Electric
Brookfield, WI

Mark Lotspeich
Research and Efficiency Manager
Dynalectric OR
Portland, OR


Joe Aikens
Vice President, Technology
Cannon & Wendt
Phoenix, AZ

Nick Rol
Service Director
Thompson Electric
Sioux City, IA


Kirk Wahlstrom
Manager
Egan Company
Champlin, MN

Paul Mendoza
Vice President, Austin
Alterman Electric
Austin, TX


Zack Scott
Special Projects Group Manager
Christenson
Portland, OR

Brian Russ
Project Manager
Allison-Smith
Smyrna, GA

CLARKE COHORT ROSTER

January - December 2022

NECA is proud to announce the Clarke Cohort of the Innovation Institute. Each of these recognized leaders within the electrical construction industry has already achieved considerable career impact within their organizations. Through the advocacy of their executive teams, they have been identified as the innovators of tomorrow. They are strategic, inquisitive, and capable of achieving the highest ranks as a pioneer and visionary for the future of construction.


Lance Beck
Project Manager
Chapel Electric Co.
Dayton, OH

Brian Swiatek
Director of Field Operations
Continental Electrical
Oak Brook, IL


Jack Stefanek
Project Manager
Shambaugh and Son
Fort Wayne, IN

Jarret Bergkamp
Executive Vice President
Decker Electric
Wichita, KS


Kevin Moses
Vice President
Big State Electric
San Antonio, TX

Dennis Harter
Vice President
Kaiser Electric
Fenton, MO


Eric Hintze
Executive Manager
Quality Electric
Boise, ID

Diya Peter
Operations Applications Lead
Rosendin Electric
San Jose, CA


Jeremy Spaulding
Superintendent
PAR Electrical
Canal Winchester, OH

Phillip Matthews
Project Manager
O'Connell Electric
Rochester, NY