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Get To Know Kelly Hopkins Dodd

By 5 on September 23, 2020

Some of the best personal decisions are often made at family gatherings over a glass of wine. About 5 years ago, Kelly Dodd was having a conversation with 5’s head of operations, Cady Thomas, at a Thanksgiving dinner. Cady, who is related to Kelly by marriage, knew that Kelly had experience in sales and told her that 5 was expanding its team in Texas. And after a series of interviews and a lot of soul searching, Kelly decided to make a career change into the energy industry and move from Colorado to Dallas.

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Former Hudson Energy President Joins 5’s Executive Team

By 5 on August 24, 2020

Irving, TX - August 24, 2020

Accomplished industry executive and veteran sales leader Jeff Shoaf has joined the North American energy advisory firm 5. As a Vice President at 5, Shoaf will leverage his vast leadership experience with the industry’s top suppliers and brokers, including his most recent role as President of Hudson Energy.

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Catherine Luthin to Serve on NYPSC Strategic Advisory Group

By 5 on August 14, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - August 14, 2020

Catherine Luthin, President of Luthin Associates, has been selected to serve on a Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) as part of the New York State Public Service Commission’s (NYPSC) Energy Efficiency & Building Electrification Performance Management and Improvement Process Plan (PM&IP Plan). The SAG members include a broad cross-section of knowledgeable representatives from critical customer and market groups and leading solution providers. Peggie Neville, Deputy Directory of Efficiency & Innovation at the NYPSC, will service as Chair of the SAG.

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Rockwell Cooley Bio

By 5 on August 3, 2020

As an Energy Advisor at 5, Rockwell Cooley is a powerful part of the company’s presence throughout the Northeast region. Rockwell’s ability to help clients stems from her long-standing industry experience, dating back to 2003. Furthermore, having served clients from both the supplier side and the consultant side, Rockwell serves clients with a well-rounded approach and a robust set of tools. 

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Get to Know Caroline Duncan

By 5 on July 27, 2020

Caroline Duncan started her career at 5 as a college summer intern in May of 2013. At first, she thought her internship might involve some filing, making copies and helping with ordinary office-related tasks. However, after two weeks she was on the front lines answering phones, processing price requests and interacting with 5’s energy advisors and supply partners. Many would have crumbled under the pressure and non-stop demands of serving both internal and external customers, but Caroline rose to the occasion and handled her work with great composure and an amazing attitude. Caroline became such a pivotal part of 5 that her supervisor promised to name her next child after her if Caroline promised to come back to 5 after she graduated from college. Caroline Duncan became a full-time employee in May 2014 and Caroline Thomas, her supervisor’s daughter, was born shortly thereafter.

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Sean Ewart Bio

By 5 on July 13, 2020

Sean Ewart joined Luthin Associates in July 2020. As Regulatory Director, Sean works with our clients, prospects, and members of Consumer Power Advocates (CPA) on utility rate cases and regional reliability issues.

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Catherine Luthin to Serve on NYC's LL97 Energy Grid Working Group

By 5 on July 2, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - July 2, 2020

Catherine Luthin, President of Luthin Associates, has been appointed to serve on a working group that will advise the City of New York on the implementation of Local Law 97 of 2019 (LL97). LL97 is the centerpiece of the city’s Climate Mobilization Act which seeks to limit carbon emissions from existing buildings. This legislation impacts over 57,000 buildings across the city with the goal of reducing building-based carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 using 2005 and the baseline year. As part of Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal, the passage of LL97 is an unprecedented commitment to increase the sustainability of buildings in New York City.

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Rakesh Parasuraman to Serve on NYC’s LL97 Commercial Building Working Group

By 5 on July 2, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - July 2, 2020

Rakesh Parasuraman, Vice President of Luthin Associates, has been appointed to serve on a working group that will advise the City of New York on the implementation of Local Law 97 of 2019 (LL97). LL97 is the centerpiece of the city’s Climate Mobilization Act which seeks to limit carbon emissions from existing buildings. This legislation impacts over 57,000 buildings across the city with the goal of reducing building-based carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 using 2005 as the baseline year. As part of Mayor de Blasio’s Green New Deal, the passage of LL97 is an unprecedented commitment to increase the sustainability of buildings in New York City.

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Senior Energy Analyst, Brendan Boyle, Joins 5/Luthin Associates

By 5 on April 20, 2020

Allenhurst, NJ - April 20, 2020

Brendan Boyle has joined the national energy advisory firm 5 as a Senior Analyst for the company’s New York/Tri-State brand, Luthin Associates.Boyle brings his broad knowledge in the industry having extensive experience working at some of the largest energy brokers and suppliers for the past 14 years.

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Get to Know Eric Bratcher

By 5 on March 19, 2020

5’s Senior Zoltar, Eric Bratcher, sits down with the 5 by 5 Editor-in-Chief, Steve Kass.

SK: Did you always want to be a Zoltar?If not, what did your career path initially look like?

EB: No. In fact, when I started college at Texas A&M, my plan was to be an Air Force pilot.I joined the ROTC as a freshman, lived in Corps dorms and joined the Civil Air Patrol.  I learned to fly Cessna aircraft but soon realized that the altitude and pressure changes were giving me headaches.  And to be honest, flying wasn’t as much fun as I thought it would be.  I stayed with ROTC through my senior year, but by the end of my sophomore year at A&M, I realized that there were probably better ways for me personally to make a living.

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