Bruce Matulich has been the Chief Executive Officer at the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) since joining the company in 2003. As CEO, he manages day-to-day operations, represents the Association in key state and national industry forums and regulatory proceedings and provides oversight of EGIA strategic growth initiatives.
Bruce brings over 35 years of experience in leadership positions within the utility, energy services and home services industries and has been active in developing, managing and implementing some of the most extensive energy efficiency and demand response programs in the country. He has also been instrumental in transforming EGIA into a leading contractor education and training organization by founding EGIA Contractor University, guides EGIA’s industry leading financing solutions that have facilitated over $8 billion in home services and business energy efficiency upgrades and serves as Chairman of the EGIA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charitable organization committed to educating, researching and developing the next generation of qualified workers, helping drive more young adults, women and minorities into the trades, as a first career choice.
Bruce holds degrees in Business Administration/Marketing and Industrial Technology from San Jose State University.
Arturo Huerta, is EGIA’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for directing all of EGIA’s financial and accounting policies and strategy to ensure long-term organizational success and sustainability. Arturo is an accomplished finance professional with over 20 years of experience working within the construction & engineering, media & advertising, and manufacturing industries. At EGIA, Arturo is responsible for the preparation of all financial statements and regulatory filings, including final budgets, internal controls, and management of liquidity and investments.
Prior to joining EGIA, Arturo demonstrated significant experience with fast-growing and multi-national organizations as he was a Sr. Manager with Deloitte’s assurance & advisory group and the Director of Internal Audit for the McClatchy Company, previously one of the largest publicly traded, publishing and advertising organizations in the US. Most recently, he was the CFO and Director of Human Resources of a perimeter security construction firm based in Northern California.
Arturo graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in business administration and holds an active CPA license in California.
Eddie is EGIA’s CTO, and is responsible for the overall management of EGIAs Information Technology. Eddie has over 25 years of experience as a senior level information technology leader. He has led a number of major technology development programs for various fast paced Global Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle, Sony, and General Electric. Eddie has extensive experience creating Global Enterprise Applications, Oracle ERP, SAAS cloud based applications and building high availability systems. Prior to joining EGIA, Eddie held a Senior IT Management position at Sony PlayStation. Eddie is a graduate of the University of London (England) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Brighton (England).
As the Vice President of Marketing & Member Services, Jeff spearheads the strategy and directs the execution of EGIA’s overall member experience, external communications and membership growth initiatives.
Jeff leads the team responsible for identifying, planning and implementing EGIA’s various member benefit offerings including Contractor University training programs, Contractor Marketplace product and service discounts, Snapshot Survey industry wide research reports and more. He oversees the EGIA marketing department, as well as the teams responsible for events, membership sales, membership partnerships and member account management. He is the point-person tasked with building and maintaining EGIA as the largest and most successful contractor membership group in North America.
Prior to joining EGIA in 2007, Jeff worked at Liquid Agency, one of Silicon Valley’s leading brand marketing agencies, where he managed high-level marketing and branding initiatives for clients such as Intel, Logitech, LSI, Adidas and Visa. Jeff graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration.
As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within the EGIA Finance Clearinghouse. He works directly with lending partners and affiliates developing and creating the most up-to-date finance offerings for EGIA’s vast contractor base. In addition, Matthew leads EGIA’s business development strategy, as well as the design and implementation of finance training content.
Matthew has been an integral part of the home improvement finance industry for over 20 years, with stops at American General Finance, Greensky and Renovate America. Matthew attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a degree in Psychology.
As Vice President, Utility & Government Services, Eric is instrumental in guiding the strategic direction, growth and profitability of EGIA’s business with utility and government clients located throughout North America. His focus is on building relationships with clients and partners to successfully deliver client’s energy and water savings goals through EGIA’s suite of technology and program solutions.
Prior to joining EGIA, Eric spent over 12 years in senior leadership positions at Franklin Energy where he was responsible for the design and implementation of Demand Side Management programs for utility clients. During this time Eric led teams to achieve aggressive energy efficiency and demand response savings goals by maximizing the resources of personnel, technology, process and incentives to exceed client expectations. Eric has partnered with clients to deliver successful programs serving residential, multi-family, small business, commercial and industrial customers.
Additionally, Eric has served in variety of business development and operations leadership roles for companies including Schneider Electric, ABB and Emerson where he worked with a variety of contractors and customers to deliver critical power and distributed generation services. Eric graduated from Franklin University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing.
As General Manager of Contractor University, Jeff oversees and leads the day-to-day activities and overall strategic direction for EGIA Contractor University, the industry’s leading business training platform for contracting businesses. Jeff is responsible for identifying the training curriculum contractors need to make their business successful in today’s marketplace and managing the team of industry experts required to create it and deliver it to member contractors. Additionally, Jeff plays a key role in cultivating, developing and maintaining strategic partner relationships with the HVAC industry’s preeminent equipment manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for EGIA.
Prior to joining EGIA, Jeff spent nearly 3 decades working in virtually every facet of the HVAC industry. He has held management positions at Lennox, York, and Goodman, as well as senior management positions at two successful residential HVAC businesses. Along with that experience, Jeff also owned and operated Innovative Profit Solutions, an organization dedicated to helping distributors and contracting businesses reach their maximum potential through coaching and consulting services.
Jeff graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Business Management and went on to receive an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Miami.
Danny is an award-winning Creative Director with a proven track record for translating complex ideas into slick, successful campaigns. He specializes in clean, sharp, and memorable designs that help build brand identities. Danny is constantly looking for new ways to do his work, new programs, new sites and new methodologies. Danny has built and managed brands from the ground up and has worn every hat on the rack. His experience includes all facets of print, web development, brand identity and management, project management, pre-press, and post-production.
At EGIA, Danny leads the design and development team that is responsible for producing all branding, web presences, and marketing collateral for EGIA, as well as its subsidiaries and partners. Prior to joining EGIA, Danny held creative leadership positions at several marketing agencies based in Northern California including Crocker & Crocker, RR Advertising and Ross Campbell. Danny graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Graphic Design.
David Delgado is responsible for working with distributors to help them develop dealer development training programs with the EGIA Faculty. In addition, David also helps distributors by matching EGIA’s keynote speakers with the theme of their dealer meetings. Prior to joining the team at EGIA, David worked at LightSpeed VT and had to the opportunity to work with clients such as Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, Daymond John, and numerous associations. David was responsible for helping his clients grow their training business through training and speaking at industry events, online/offline marketing, and sales training. If you are a distributor that is looking for dealer development training program or keynote speaker for your dealer meeting, David is resource that can help you match EGIA’s resources with your needs.
Toviah Walton has over a decade of experience in event planning and association management. As the Director of Events, Toviah is responsible for overseeing and executing all EGIA and partner related events. These events range from webinars and workshops to larger scale events such as EGIA’s annual marquee events, EPIC and LEAD. In planning over 85 nationwide events a year, Toviah spends much of her time securing venues, handling event logistics and administration, working closely with EGIA Contractor University faculty and securing thought provoking and celebrity speakers for EGIA.
Prior to working at EGIA, Toviah held membership and event management roles at the California Restaurant Association. Toviah graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Sociology.
As the Director of Communications & Marketing Partnerships, Lucas oversees EGIA’s marketing and member communications, as well as strategic partnerships with vendor partners.
Lucas and his team are responsible for the planning and execution of EGIA digital marketing strategy as well as communications that help raise awareness of the myriad EGIA membership benefits that help contractors build better businesses. He is also Director of Communications for the EGIA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building a stronger industry workforce, and he spearheads marketing strategy and execution for some of EGIA’s utility partner programs.
Prior to joining EGIA in 2016, Lucas was a principal and managing editor of a popular lifestyle website, and before that the director of North American operations for an online advertising company. He holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon.
As the Director of Member Services, Robin drives strategic initiatives and works with account managers to build their skill sets in supporting the Contractor University clients.
Robin has grown within her role since joining EGIA Contractor University in 2019, as an Account Manager, she worked with approximately 340 member accounts ensuring that they receive the full utilization of their benefits while delivering outstanding customer service and dramatically growing her membership base. Robin was promoted to Manager Member Services in 2021, playing a key role in the development of HVAC manufacturer relationships through joint projects with the EGIA Marketing Department and Contractor Services Division. As well as working with the Account Management team to create and implement processes to improve client satisfaction.
Robin has 17 years of HVAC Industry experience focused in the area of best practices support organizations such as Clockwork Home Services and the Pinnacle Corporation. Prior to her HVAC career she was Director of Member Support at MasterCard International. Robin also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Webster University.
Clayton oversees the delivery of our Utility and Government Services contracts. He coordinates with our deep bench of experts to ensure smooth operations, high customer satisfaction and delivery of our client goals. With over 12 years of experience in the energy and water efficiency program implementation industry, Clayton brings a wealth of knowledge and industry best practices to the organization.
Prior to EGIA, Clayton spent over 7 years at CLEAResult where he was responsible for the implementation of Demand Side Management programs for Utility clients. Clayton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Middlebury College and a Master of Science degree from Colorado University in Global Energy Management.
As the Director of Distributor & Contractor Engagement Donica oversees all distributor-related and trade ally/ contractor programs. The contractor programs range from utility and state- run contractor programs such as Trade Ally Networks or Contractor Networks. The distributor programs consist of upstream/ midstream program management as well as distributor/ manufacture instant and finance rebate programs. Donica and her team are responsible for program development, implementation, end-to-end management, engagement, and processing.
Prior to EGIA, Donica trained women and men in the military as an Under Water Egress instructor. Donica graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.
Clinton oversees technical program management in the Information Technology Department and brings over 30 years of experience in Call Center Telecommunication systems, IT infrastructure and Customer Service. Throughout his unique career journey, he has achieved senior staff level engineering status in telecommunications working in the Gaming industry and worked his way up to senior management in mortgage servicing.
Avaya recognized Clinton early on in his career for his testing ability and system knowledge. The results of which became an invitation to test alongside the Lucent Technologies test team several Avaya Call Management systems at the Bell labs facility in New Jersey for Y2K. Later becoming a twice-certified Avaya Associate.
Recruited and relocated from the Midwest by Sony PlayStation, he managed and maintained all aspects of their advanced telecommunications and contact center technology integrations for well over a decade.
Additionally recognized and awarded for a myriad of large successful enterprise project completions, disaster recovery implementations and process improvements throughout his career. By continuing to strive for excellence through higher learning and certification renewals, Clinton received lifetime certification status Telecommunications Industries Association as a TIA Convergence Technologies Professional.
Eric Started with EGIA as a Regional Director in Sept 2019. In his current position Eric manages the Contractor Services team that includes dealer and distributer training, dealer onboarding and customer service. Eric came to EGIA with over 25 years of Banking, business development and finance experience mostly at American General Finance/One Main where he held various positions of management.
Eric holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from The University of Maryland- Baltimore County, as well as a Masters of Business Leadership from William Penn University.
Darrel Yashinsky is an experienced professional, with specific expertise mentoring, coaching and advising HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical trade contractors. His experience is unique and varied, from a hands-on technician working on extremely varied mechanical systems to reading and dissecting a company’s financial statement identifying areas of concern for a business owner. His knowledge experience and skills are exceptional and rare. He has the unique ability to connect with technicians, call takers, sales people and owners on a personal level as he has walked many miles in their shoes.
Darrel has a passion for helping contractors grow, succeed and meet their personal objectives.
Darrel is a licensed 313A Refrigeration Mechanic, holds a Master Heating License, G1 gas fitter as well as oil burner certificate of qualification both are the highest level of achievement in the heating and cooling industry.