Newsmaker: Ann Gerace
Noteworthy: Gerace will be honored Oct. 3 at Conservation Consultants Inc.'s Legacy Dinner recognizing her 25 years of service.
Residence: Mt. Washington
Family: Sons, Samuel, 50, and Tom, 41; daughters, Julie Doumont, 43, and Kristin Walton, 40
Occupation: Executive director of the nonprofit Conservation Consultants Inc., which advises homeowners and businesses on ways to make homes and facilities more sustainable.
Background: A former kindergarten teacher in the Baldwin Whitehall School District, Gerace started at CCI as an energy auditor in 1988.
Education: Gerace earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and elementary education from Allegheny College in Meadville in 1960 and a master's degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996.
Quote: “After 25 years, I would like to wish the organization much success in the future. It would be my greatest hope to see the middle income increase their involvement in energy conservation efforts and green energy.”