Committee Facilitation

IQ-S Committee Facilitation

Annette Beitel, Founder and President of Future Energy Enterprises, LLC (FutEE), an Illinois-based, woman-owned business, has been selected by the joint committee LT to facilitate the IQ-S Committee as Senior Facilitator. She is assisted by staff, including Nelson May and Deondre Rutues.

Senior Facilitator

Annette Beitel

Annette BeitelEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (847) 920-0367
Bio: Annette Beitel is founder and President of Future Energy Enterprises, LLC, a woman-owned and led clean energy consulting practice based in Illinois. Annette has worked in the energy efficiency/clean energy field for nearly thirty years, first as an attorney at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, then later as a consultant at the firm she founded and has grown for the past 15 years. Her work and firm practice includes regulatory and policy consulting, clean energy portfolio consulting and optimization, and providing technical and engineering analysis on a wide range of clean energy measures and matters. Annette has over twenty years’ experience establishing and leading large clean energy collaboratives in California, Illinois and internationally. Annette graduated from Wellesley College with honors, has an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Environmental Technology and Policy, and has a law degree though studies and New York University and Harvard Law Schools.
Future Energy Enterprises:

Sr. Policy Analyst

Deondre Rutues

Deondre RutuesEmail: [email protected]
(773) 543-5968
Deondre is a PhD candidate in Business Psychology-Consulting at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he has two master’s degrees from Roosevelt University in Business Administration and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. His dissertation is understanding how to help residents in impoverished communities develop internal resources and capacity to help them forge a better future. He is a Research Scholar/Community Engagement Specialist and works with neighborhoods and the police to help develop community-based approaches to combatting crime. He has extensive experience working on campaigns for Chicago alderman and looks forward to having a career in politics himself. Deondre grew up in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, and is deeply committed to helping disadvantaged communities and their residents improve their lives.  Deondre was just elected as Police District Councilman for the 15th District in Chicago.  The Chicago Police District Councils work with district commanders and community members to develop and implement community policing initiatives, and the councils are specifically tasked with developing and expanding restorative justice and similar programs.  In his role, Deondre will gather input from the public about public safety and policing in their communities.

Project Administrator

Nelson May

Alberto RinconEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (847) 830-0198
Bio: Nelson is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received degrees in Natural Resource Economics and Spanish. He is passionate about sustainability with a focus on environmental protection. Nelson is fluent in Spanish, and has lived both in Mexico, where he worked on community water projects, and Spain where he interned with a Renewable Energy Consulting Firm. During his time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was a member of the Badger Consulting professional development club during which he has advised small businesses of Madison in the Cheese and Dairy, Sustainable Textile, and General Contracting industries. He is an avid Triathlete.