Stanley has an extensive background in energy production, safety compliance, and environmental regulation. Stanley hold a MS Degree in Business Analytics and Project Management from the University of Connecticut and an undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering. Stanley served in the United States Navy aboard nuclear fast attack submarines. As a civilian, Stanley has worked for international independent power producers in various roles from Operations & Maintenance to Environmental Compliance to Power Marketing. Stanley is currently the Director of Utility Operations and Energy Management at the University of Connecticut. Connecticut is a national leader in combing energy and environmental stakeholders to improve results for both sets of goals through synergy and conflict resolution. Connecticut has a Comprehensive Energy Strategy focusing on innovative approaches to energy efficiency—cost effective renewable power, smarter building management, and expanded use of low-cost natural gas. The University of Connecticut is a leading implementer of the Governor’s plan having implemented a Climate Action Plan calling for carbon neutrality by 2050 and multiple shorter-term energy and water conservation milestone goals. Stanley directs the operation of a black start capable distributed energy Combined Heat and Power Tri-generation Facility, Reclaimed Water Facility, and a campus wide conversion to LED lighting as some of the components of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Stanley is responsible for delivering technical, professional and leadership for the day-to-day oversight of utilities at the state flagship university. He is responsible for University-wide energy management, procurement of energy and cost stabilization of the energy budget. Stanley contributes to policy development and implementation meeting safety initiatives, regulatory requirements, and environmental and sustainability efforts. He serves as the University advocate in regard to all utility and energy services and serves as a University resource for planning, construction, operations, budget forecasting for department expenditures, evaluation of the services provided and performance enhancement of these services. The Utility systems portfolio includes managing approximately 40 personnel in four departments, associated maintenance spend, and energy spend of approximately $25 million for the Storrs and Regional campuses having over 12 million square feet of buildings, five miles of steam distribution systems, ten miles of water distribution and waste/storm water systems, over 6,000 acres, and a student population exceeding 18,000 persons. Stanley is a strategic thinker with a broad knowledge base of general practices and relevant technology needed to provide the comprehensive oversight of administrative, business, financial and personnel functions that complement the University’s goal of continuous operation, sustainability and environmental compliance, and stewardship of state resources. Stanley enjoys operating today’s cutting-edge technology in a facility that provides a classroom to transfer that knowledge to today’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students and then having the opportunity to network with those New Energy Professionals at conference events such as NEECE18.