After receiving his Nuclear Engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983, Jim served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer aboard U.S. fast attack submarines until 1988. He was licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland in 1989. Jim worked for Booz-Allen as a Nuclear Engineering Consultant, and then for the US Government Naval Sea Systems Command, managing the US Navy’s Trident Submarine new construction program until 1991.
Jim Co-Founded CASA, Inc. and Consumer Energy Solutions, Inc. (CES) in 1999, and helped build one of the most respected and successful energy consulting companies, with over 200,000 commercial energy customers across the United States and Canada. On July 1, 2014, Jim acquired sole ownership of CASA, Inc. Today, CASA, doing business as North American Energy Advisory (NAEA), and its team of outstanding commercial energy consultants are known as one of the top energy consulting firms in North America. NAEA’s Retail Energy Suppliers include Direct Energy, Constellation New Energy, NEXTera Energy Services, Engie (Suez GDF), Source Power & Gas, Hudson Energy, and other fortune 500 retail energy corporations.
Jim has utilized his experience in energy efficiency, alternative energy choices, energy portfolio management, manufacturing, government, leadership, customer service, and mechanical engineering to create a team of professional energy consultants who understand the unique needs of commercial, industrial, and governmental energy customers, and who provide our customers with the exact information needed to give them control over their energy usage and costs.