Amy Curtis is an Athens State University student working toward her Accounting degree. Her interests include history, learning, and traveling. She’s excited to volunteer at ALCSE, where she can learn more about energy sustainability and share the knowledge she gains with the people in her community.
Amy plans to help citizens learn about tax benefits, subsidies, and lower costs of sustainable energy in our community. She aims to use sustainable energy to help those with energy concerns enrich their lives. In addition, she wants to help rural areas take the initiative in bringing sustainable energy to their community. Her hope is that by volunteering at ALCSE, she will have opportunities to increase awareness among the citizens in North Alabama.
Sheila King McFerran, President of McFerran Consulting, LLC and Co-Founder of Energy Alabama, has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit leadership, sales, marketing, and writing successful grant applications to federal, state and local agencies and foundations, with more than $200 million in grant awards for community programs.
McFerran serves as a federal grant reviewer for the US Department of Justice and reviews applications for several technical colleges and charities nationwide that focus on volunteer management, disaster mitigation, the homeless, veterans’ affairs, student retention, youth mentoring, family services, and energy efficiency.
In addition to offering comprehensive organizational development and grant development services, McFerran frequently provides private and group training on all aspects of board development, volunteer management, strategic planning, and disaster mitigation.
McFerran earned a Teaching Certificate in Business Management in Dublin, Ireland. She also received a Professional Continuity Practitioner (PCP) Certification from FEMA. McFerran is an alumna of Leadership Social Services and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, and has served on numerous boards in Madison County.
Daniel Tait leads Energy Alabama as Chief Executive Officer, guiding the organization’s mission of accelerating Alabama’s transition to sustainable energy. A member of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Energy Efficiency Information Exchange Council, Daniel has earned recognition as the Association of Energy Engineers’ International Young Energy Professional of the Year for 2015.
In addition to his duties with Energy Alabama, Daniel volunteers for Energy Huntsville and acts as Treasurer of the Association of Energy Engineers, Huntsville Chapter. He is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County’s Connect Program, Class 15 and the Alabama Leadership Initiative, class of 2016.
Daniel graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in International Trade and Foreign Language.