2021 Conference Details
September 22 - 24
Waco Convention Center
Join us for the 2021 TEMA Conference in Waco, TX and online. We are excited to offer three days of learning sessions, networking opportunities, and Energy-focused exhibits. We hope that you will all join us in-person or online for TEMA Conference 2021.Sessions
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2021 Keynote Speaker
Erick Rheam is a speaker and published author. He communicates and educates on topics related to discovering significance and the art of
mastering human dynamics to achieve success. Erick spent the past nine years training and educating association staff and executives on how
to build programs and services that add value to customers. Erick partnered with leading software developer, Automated Energy, Inc., to help
municipally owned utilities deploy energy efficiency software to assist large commercial and Industrial companies become more energy efficient
and deploy green technology.
Prior to partnering with Automated Energy, Erick worked for a decade in the public power industry for two municipally owned utilities in Indiana and Colorado. He led a customer service division and served business communities to ensure local policy enhanced the business environment so that the business class could thrive, grow and create jobs. Erick earned his Key Public Power Account Executive designation through the American Public Power Association (APPA). He also served on several national boards and committees to promote green technology, energy efficiency, and customer service. He was vice-chair for the National Customer Services Section for APPA. He also served as the chair for the National Key Accounts Committee for APPA.
Erick graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He served as a Military Police Officer and special investigator in the United States Army in Bosnia Herzegovina and Europe.
Erick Currently resides in Southern Indiana with his wife, three children, Yellow Labrador Retriever, Stella and Doberman, Onyx.
2021 Keynote Speaker
Jeff Schiefelbein serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer in an energy advisory firm called 5. Jeff’s firm has received numerous accolades including 5 consecutive appearances on the Inc 5000 fasting growing companies list and various best place to work accolades including multiple listings on Texas Monthly’s Best Place to Work list and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in America list.
Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University with a focus on entrepreneurship. During college, Jeff turned a big mistake into a major positive by creating CARPOOL, the nation’s largest college safe-ride program to reduce drunk driving. In 21 years of operations, CARPOOL has provided over 290,000 free, safe, and nonjudgmental rides to students in need while expanding to dozens of other schools around the country. For his work on CARPOOL, Jeff was featured on ABC’s Volunteers Across America and has won numerous awards, including the National Daily Point of Light Award and the Texas Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.
Jeff serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for The Highlands School in Irving, Texas, and as a Trustees for The Catholic Foundation. He is also a motivational speaker and the host of a Catholic radio show on the Guadalupe Radio Network.
Jeff lives in Irving, Texas with his wife Amanda and their five children.