EMA Board of Directors


As the National Cx Director, Tim oversees Cx services for building types ranging from data centers to hospitals, hotels, government buildings, higher education, and many more. With 42+ years in the mechanical engineering field and 18+ directly in Cx, he performs mechanical Retro-Cx projects drive to lower energy costs with 3 years or less payback.

Tim knows how to help make buildings energy efficient as a matter of pride and professionalism.

President - Elect

Emmillee brings specialized experience managing IDIQ relationships with the Intelligence Community, Executive Branch, and facility management programs. The nature of these sensitive, ongoing, and often classified missions requires both expertise and attention to detail.

Emmillee has been able to administer contracts and manage multifaceted project requirements including mechanical, electrical, structural, architectural, fire protection, controls, energy management, raised floor, ATFP, security and communications expertise for surveys, studies, analysis, planning charettes, cost development, demolition, design, design-assist, and design-build/bid requirements.


Kevin Brown is President at KBSquared. I still actively develop opportunities into self-funding solutions for our MUSH and Government clients but I also lead an excellent team of energy engineers and project developers scattered about the USA. I am a Licensed Professional Engineer concentrating on energy savings driven performance contracting.

Our focus is finding that “right” solution that balances a customer’s needs and wants with what can be funded through guaranteed energy savings. We are constantly looking for new energy conservation measures and better ways to bring value to our customers to help them fund their infrastructure needs.

Bob Knoedler is a Vice President at Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Springfield, IL, and serves as the principal-in-charge for building commissioning and energy services both nationally and internationally.

He holds degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. His expertise is in the analysis, design and commissioning of mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection) and electrical (lighting and power distribution) building systems. He is active in EMA training and is currently an EMP Seminar instructor.

Jim is president of Method Analytics Commissioning Process (MACx) in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. With 16 years of practical commissioning application experience, Jim is a Director and Past President of AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), and co-author of the ACG Commissioning Guideline for Building Owners, Design Professionals, and Commissioning Service Providers. He has 17 years of HVAC Test and Balance experienced and held a certified Test and Balance Engineer (TBE) with the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC).

Santu Nath, CxA, EMP

Santu is the founder and principal in-charge of the MEP engineering services for S&S Engineering, Inc. Santu has extensive computer modeling experience especially for HVAC systems energy analysis and life cycle cost analysis for various buildings and is familiar with simulation and modeling tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFO) to study the effect of air temperature, velocity static pressure, etc. distribution in critical environmentally controlled spaces. 

He has over 20 years varied design experience in educational, mixed-use, healthcare, commercial institutional and industrial projects.

With 42 years of professional experience, Al has worked on a broad range of building types, including educational, healthcare, and commercial facilities. He is well versed in the design and analysis of HVAC systems and providing engineering services, including planning, analysis and construction observation from project inception through construction administration. 

His engineering expertise focuses on systems commissioning, energy analysis and energy auditing. He is currently an instructor for EMA’s EMP Seminar and O&M Training course for facility managers and engineers.

Immediate Past President

Chris is a Principal in the Energy Solutions Group at Jacobs Engineering which focuses on commissioning and energy projects for clients across a diverse market. Chris has been with Jacobs since 2001 and has worked in commissioning & energy projects almost exclusively since 2002. Chris has expertise in energy and mechanical audit and design, as well as construction and commissioning for the industrial, institutional, commercial, educational, health & research and retail sectors. Prior to Jacobs, Chris worked as an owner’s representative in construction management & engineering for JCPenney.

Executive Director

Anna graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of West Florida and earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives.