Our Presenters

Susan Gilbert Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Apogee Interactive, Inc.

Susan’s life-long interest and passion is energy stewardship through education about wise energy use and energy efficiency — through utility and educational channels.

Her career is a natural progression of this passion, trained as a physics teacher, Susan’s first job out of college was teaching in Atlanta. She moved on to work for an energy-engineering firm, A&C Enercom, where she trained energy auditors from coast to coast and helped launch energy audit programs for businesses across Georgia under a newly established State Energy Office initiative. Over the next 17 years, she led A&C Enercom’s sales and marketing operations, where she was part of a team building the business from a staff of five in Atlanta to more than 600 employees in 40 offices across the country.

In the early ’90s, Susan co-founded Apogee Interactive, Inc. with the vision of leveraging technology to more effectively deliver energy information. Today, she leads the company in delivering best-in-class Internet-based energy analysis and data presentment applications including Energy Advisor Enterprise, Envoy Outbound Communication, EPIC (Energy Platform for Information and Communications), Field Audit Tools, Eco-Stewards, Energy Libraries and a Kid’s Korner energy education website. Through her leadership, the firm, its people and its products, have achieved national recognition for analytical superiority, cutting-edge innovation, and excellence in performance and customer service.

Susan earned her bachelors of science with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics at the University of Kentucky and her masters in curriculum and instruction from the same institution. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Smoke Rise Country Club, LLC and is active in Smoke Rise Baptist Church as a deacon and member of the finance committee. Serving her community, she writes for and is secretary of The Smoke Signal, a local newspaper. In 2017, Susan began a 5-year term as Trustees of Georgia’s Developmental Disabilities Ministries (DDM), a nonprofit, charitable corporation serving adults with developmental disabilities and their families.



Jim Hunter, Director of Customer Engagement, Apogee Interactive, Inc.

Jim brings over thirty years of energy industry experience to the Apogee team. He served in leadership positions in Georgia for 17 years as Vice President Marketing & Member Service at GreyStone Power Corporation and 5 years as Manager Marketing & Member Service at Colquitt EMC. Also 10 years at Florida Power and Light in roles of Commercial Marketing Programs Coordinator, District Customer Services & Sales Manager and Corporate and External Affairs Manager.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Tennessee Technological University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Jim served as Missile Launch Officer, Missile Combat Crew Commander, and Instructor for Strategic Air Command Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) systems in Minot, North Dakota.



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