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Premier Energy Group

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS WITH PREMIER ENERGY

Deregulation of the natural gas and electricity markets has created energy procurement opportunities for many companies. However, taking full advantage of these opportunities requires an in-depth knowledge of utility tariffs and rules, as well as an understanding of the potential risks and rewards.

Premier Energy has the expertise to help your company identify opportunities for energy rate savings created by energy deregulation – including efficient new green energy solutions. We have extensive experience in the utility and deregulated energy industry and a proven track record of successfully guiding hundreds of industrial and commercial customers through the complexities of the energy procurement process.

Premier Energy can provide you with the insight you need to help better manage your energy needs. Our services range from in-depth energy consulting services to brokering your energy supply. We will work with you to understand your specific energy requirements and budgeting concerns, and help you identify the energy procurement options that best suit your needs.

Contact us today to find out how you can put our experience and knowledge to work for your company.

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Scott K. Fawcett

Principal and Director Business Development

Scott is a member of Premier Energy Group and has more than 20 years of energy industry experience. In the deregulated arena, he has been focused on supporting industrial and commercial end users of natural gas and electricity in the development and execution of risk management and purchasing strategies. Prior to deregulation, Scott spent six years with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) managing the energy needs of some of the largest commercial and industrial end users in New Jersey. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Scott is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and past president of the NJ Chapter of the NJ Association of Energy Engineers.

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Joseph L. Santo

Principal and Director Business Development

Joe is a founding member of Premier Energy Group and has more than 18 years of experience in the energy industry, with over a decade in the deregulated retail market. Prior to joining Premier Energy Group, Joe was a director for several companies including Enron Energy Services, AllEnergy Marketing Company and Energis Resources. He spent seven years working with Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) in marketing and business development. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University.

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Adam Acevedo

Marketing / Business Development Manager

Adam is responsible for managing all marketing efforts, as well as evaluating new business opportunities. Adam has been working in the energy industry since 2006. He is skilled in sales, marketing and training & development. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in International Business/Business Management from Kean University.

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Leigh-Ann Barrett

Manager, Office Operations

Leigh-Ann is responsible for supporting both the accounting functions as well as the office operations for Premier Energy Group. Leigh-Ann joined the Premier Energy Group team in 2011. Prior to joining the team, Leigh-Ann spent 10 years at AT&T where she was responsible for marketing promotion analysis and development of new product offerings for small business customers. Leigh-Ann received her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University or Rhode Island and her MBA from Northeastern University.

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Joanne Comune

Director, Office Operations

Joanne is responsible for the accounting functions for Premier Energy Group as well as coordinating the office operations. Joanne joined Premier Energy Group in 2011 and brings more than 25 years experience in accounting. Prior to joining the team Joanne worked for a global material handling company for 13 years as the accounting/office manager where she was responsible for the daily activities of the accounting department and human resources. Joanne attended Kean University and majored in accounting.

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Patricia Prugh

Senior Sales Coordinator

Patty Joined Premier Energy Group in 2013, and is responsible for supporting the Premier Energy Group sales team. Prior to joining Premier Energy Group, Patty worked as Account Support Manager for a regional distribution company for nine years. Patty attended Raritan Valley Community College and holds a certificate in Project Management.

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Stephanie Santo

Sales Associate

Stephanie is currently a student at the University of Connecticut; her anticipated graduation date is May, 2018. She is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Professional Sales Leadership. Stephanie currently is aspiring for a career in professional sales. She is interning with Premier Energy Group as a Sales Associate. Stephanie has been tasked with establishing new business opportunities and relationships. On her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time at the Jersey Shore with friends and family. Upon graduating, Stephanie would like to travel to Italy and Greece.

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Richard A. Haynal

Principal and Director Business Development

Rich is a founding member of Premier Energy Group with more than 19 years of experience in the energy industry. He has held positions in sales, engineering, and operations management for companies including Shell Oil Company and Enron Energy Services. Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business.

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Charles S. Wilk

Principal and Director Business Development

Chuck is a founding member of Premier Energy Group and has more than 14 years of retail energy marketing experience. Chuck is responsible for management, growth, and retention of business as one of the company’s principal owners. Prior to joining Premier Energy, Chuck worked as a mid-market sales manager with Enron Energy Services, where he was responsible for the regional gas sales team covering New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. He also served as the account manager responsible for key NJ accounts and helped launch Enron Energy Service's power marketing campaign

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Laurie A. Albee

Business Development Manager

Laurie has more than 20 years of experience in the deregulated energy industry. Her extensive experience in the natural gas, electricity and energy efficiency markets enables her to help industrial and commercial customers develop customized strategies for procuring and managing their energy needs. Laurie has held positions with PSEG Energy Technologies, UGI Energy Services and CCI Energy Solutions.

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Nicholas Brown

Business Development Manager

Nicholas has several years of experience helping customers manage the cost and environmental impact of the energy they use. Nick joined the Premier Energy Group team in 2008. Through a combination of demand side reduction initiatives, on-site renewable development and energy procurement strategies he is able to offer customers a variety of ways to manage energy expenses. Nick graduated from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in business studies and is a Certified Energy Procurement Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers.

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Thomas Pennimpede

Business Development Manager

Tom has more than 17 years of experience in the deregulated energy industry. He has spent the majority of this time helping industrial and commercial customers procure energy. Tom has held positions with PSEG Energy Technologies and NUI energy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ramapo College in New Jersey.

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James Haynal

Sales Associate

James “Jimmy” is currently a student at Sacred Heart University; his anticipated graduation date is May 2018. He is currently majoring in Business Management. Jimmy currently is aspiring for a career in professional sales. He is interning with Premier Energy Group as a Sales Associate and has been tasked with establishing new business opportunities and relationships. On his free time, Jimmy is a sports enthusiast, but truly enjoys soccer, baseball, basketball, and Golf. As a child, Jimmy played on a youth soccer team in Italy.

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Greg Fawcett

Sales Associate

Greg is currently a student at Millersville University; his anticipated graduation date is May, 2020. Greg is currently majoring in Music Business Technology. As one his aspiring careers, Greg would like to run and/or own a studio. Greg is interning with Premier Energy Group as a Sales Associate and has been tasked with establishing new business opportunities and relationships. On his free time, Greg enjoys playing in his band, snowboarding, and karate. Greg is a third degree black belt and placed third place in a world tournament in Japan.