Energize Delaware is pleased to announce the promotions of Suzanne Sebastian to Deputy Director and Athena Bi, Ph.D. to Research, Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Manager.
Suzanne joined the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU), DBA Energize Delaware in 2015 as the Program Manager and has advanced her role through the years to take on more leadership responsibilities with our organization. Suzanne brings a wealth of experience through her career of more than 37 years in managing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in Delaware that provide incentives, financing options and technical assistance to a variety of clients across residential, commercial, government and non-profit sectors in Delaware. Prior to that position, Ms. Sebastian worked for the State of Delaware as a Program Planner for the Delaware Energy Office, located in the DNREC Division of Energy and Climate for thirty years. Suzanne has a BS in Business Administration from Delaware State University.
Athena Bi, joined the Energize Delaware team in 2019 as an Associate Program Manager. Athena earned her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, Doctor of Philosophy in Energy and Environmental Policy Athena was a Research Assistant to Professor John Byrne, Ph.D., (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) from 2013-2015. Athena was employed by Gartner of Arlington, VA as Sr. Principal, Audit & Risk and the Delaware State Senate as an Energy & Environmental Legislative Fellow where she worked closely with Senator Harris B. McDowell III, now retired, and Chairman of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) Board and other legislators on the Renewable Portfolio Standards and other energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation and committees.
Tony DePrima, Executive Director of Energize Delaware said, “Both of these promotions are well deserved, and position us to deliver more programs for more of Delaware. Suzanne and Athena in their new position will be key roles in our growth.”