About GCEN

Gulf Coast Energy Network was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of prominent business, government, and environmental leaders who promote the efficient use of energy and water resources to benefit consumers, the environment and economic growth. GCEN supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and promotes the use and expansion of alternative forms of energy. We advocate for energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to all sectors of the economy and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. The GCEN works with our industry partners to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency and alternative energy under market conditions. We encourage investment in the most cost-effective manner to expand these markets and conserve our natural resources. Our programs and activities focus along the Gulf Coast, from Texas to Florida.

GCEN brings a wealth of educational and technical experience to all aspects of energy and water efficiency, alternative energy, and sustainable design. We work to expand markets, strengthen research and development, and improve education and outreach for consumers and industry professionals. Our multi-disciplinary staff conducts research and develops education outreach programs to promote policies to strengthen energy and water conservation practices, and foster alternative forms of energy and sustainable construction in the United States.

Meet the Team

Dave Robau

Dave Robau


Emily Devore

Emily DeVore

Director of Operations

Sam Thomas

Marketing Manager

Steve Ganzer

Steve Ganzer

Special Events Coordinator