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Meet the Team - State Facility Utility Management

Rick Kumar-Rathor, Energy Consultant

As an Energy Consultant with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs (OEP), Rick guides the strategic efforts of the Office’s State Facility Utility Management (SFUM) team and oversees SFUM’s continued support and maintenance of the State’s Utility Data Management (UDM) platform, which centralizes utility consumption and cost data for all State-owned and managed facilities.

Prior to joining TDEC, Rick worked as a planner, mechanical engineering project manager, procurement executive, and consultant within the manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, rail, industrial, and construction sectors. Rick holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Westminster, London; an M.B.A. with Finance from Sheffield University, Sheffield; and an MSc in Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy from Brunel University, London.  He is also certified as a PRINCE2 practitioner project manager and an accredited member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Chartered Institute for Building Service Engineers, and Project Management Institute. 

Greg Jones, Data Entry & Platform Maintenance Specialist

Greg is a Data Entry and Platform Maintenance Specialist for the TDEC SFUM team. His current focus is on utility data collection, UDM platform maintenance, and customer support. Prior to joining the TDEC SFUM team, Greg served sixteen years as a statistical analyst with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; there, Greg oversaw the review and compilation of Tennessee’s employment and wage census data for publication and submission to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. His focus was on data quality, timely deliverables, training staff, and process improvement. Greg holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Jeremy McBride, Senior Data Analyst

Jeremy is a Senior Data Analyst for the TDEC SFUM team. He leads accounts payable integration, technical support, and statistical analysis for SFUM’s UDM platform. He also provides support for General Government capital projects and other programs tied to software integration, benchmarking, data analysis, project identification, and annual reporting of utility costs, usage, and savings. Prior to joining TDEC, Jeremy worked for the Department of General Services in Energy and Sustainability, within the State of Tennessee Real Estate Asset Management Division (STREAM). While with STREAM, he managed several energy initiatives for State-owned and managed facilities. Jeremy holds a B.S. in Housing Design and Resource Property Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is also certified as a PEM with the Institute of Energy Professionals.

Natalie Dallriva, Energy Analyst 

As an Energy Analyst for TDEC OEP, Natalie manages the SFUM budget and assists with related fiscal and compliance items. With regard to the UDM platform, Natalie supports vendor maintenance for utility providers and contributes to ongoing platform maintenance and utility data collection. She also provides support for General Government accounts payable functions  through the UDM platform.  Prior to joining TDEC, Natalie worked in both the financial industry as well as in civil engineering. Natalie holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Christopher Newport University and an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida. She has also earned her Business Energy Professional certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.

Ryan Stanton, Senior Consultant for Strategic Energy Initiatives

Ryan is a Senior Consultant for Strategic Energy Initiatives for TDEC OEP. He supports the SFUM team on projects related to energy savings performance contracting, energy efficiency, and electric utility metering. He also provides support to the UDM project, assisting with facility benchmarking, accounts payable integration, and end-user training. Prior to joining TDEC, Ryan worked on software development, smart cities design, energy efficiency, advanced metering, and microgrid projects in the private sector. Ryan earned his B.S. in General Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Gonzaga University.