NEW YORK CITY – May 23, 2018The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) recently introduced the organization’s new Northeast Board President, Craig Wall of Patriot Energy Group and Northeast Board Vice President, Mike Payne of APPI Energy. The announcement was made during the 4th Annual Northeast TEPA Conference, which was held in New York City on Wed., May 16, 2018. Wall is replacing Jeff Lenetsky, who served as the President from 2016 to 2018. A 501 (c)(6) organization, all of TEPA’s Board and Committee members volunteer their time and expertise to advocate on behalf of their members and consumers in deregulated energy markets across the United States.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next president of the TEPA Northeast Board,” said Craig Wall, Northeast Board President and Director of Product and Supplier Management at Patriot Energy Group. “This chapter has been guided by some of the best leaders in our industry; and I appreciate the strides Jeff Lenetsky has made on behalf of TEPA. Over the next two years, I intend to continue our membership growth and education efforts. As we work together, I know our voice will be stronger and our impact will be greater.”

TEPA is composed of Aggregators, Brokers, and Consultants (A/B/Cs), Retail Energy Providers (REPs) and affiliate members. The organization specializes in providing market knowledge to help consumers make the best energy procurement choices and to uphold the integrity of deregulated retail energy markets across the country. TEPA is organized into regional chapters, led by the National Board President, Andrew Barth. It was originally founded in the Texas ERCOT market and has since expanded to include Northeast and Midwest chapters.

“I look forward to working closely with TEPA leadership and members to achieve several distinct goals over the next two years,” said Mike Payne, Vice President of TEPA Northeast and Executive Vice President and Corporate Counsel at APPI Energy. “One is to stimulate membership growth so TEPA can better advance competitive markets across the U.S. The other is to strive for increased professionalism in our industry. The reality is that energy customers need trusted energy advisors now more than ever. TEPA will be a leader in the advancement of the education of ABCs so that they can in turn, better serve customers.”

Additional TEPA Northeast Board and Committee members include:

About The Energy Professionals Association
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) is a 501(c)(6) organization whose community of energy professionals adhere to a  code of conduct, serve as an educational resource, and advocates  for  deregulated energy markets across the country. TEPA members include aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABCs), retail electricity providers (REPs) and affiliate members, and are the clear choice for consumers seeking to benefit from competitive energy markets.

TEPA members provide expertise, and exhibit ethical practices and a high level of professionalism as they assist consumers in the evaluation and purchasing of electricity, natural gas, and other energy services in the dynamically evolving energy marketplace.