Our Speakers

Luke Gebhard, Senior Project Manager, Milepost Consulting

As a Senior Project Manager for Milepost Consulting, Luke Gebhard provides clients with servant leadership in project management, engagement strategy, and marketing and communications support. Prior to joining Milepost in 2015, Luke served as Senior Program Manager in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs and served as Energy Efficiency Program Director in Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s Office of Environment and Sustainability. Luke holds a BA from the University of the South and a Master’s from Vanderbilt University.



Elizabeth Burroughs, Engagement Manager, Apogee Interactive, Inc. 

Elizabeth’s professional background includes experience with strategic marketing campaigns. As Engagement Manager at  Apogee Interactive, her role includes creating and executing outbound communication plans for Apogee’s utility clients. Elizabeth specializes in digital communications strategies and is currently working with more than 20 utilities nationwide. She continues to help energy professionals meet and exceed their customer engagement goals with relevant, personalized, and proactive messaging regarding topics such as rate transformation, high bills, or utility program initiatives. Her proven campaign tactics include sophisticated digital applications that incorporate the utility customer’s bill analysis with or without AMI data. Once the customer’s data is analyzed the information is then selectively distributed to in the form of video, text, email, and where appropriate, utility social media.


Kate Panaousis, Marketing Analyst, Apogee Interactive Inc.

Kate’s responsibilities include coordinating with the Marketing Department in developing the company’s marketing plan and positioning strategy, while she also provides market research and sales team support. Kate is a graduate of Panteion University of Athens, Greece with a master’s degree in Applied Economics and Management and she loves geography, traveling and outdoor recreational activities.


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