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As the energy industry continues to focus on DEI initiatives, SEEL is committed to sharing the stories of how diversity creates better outcomes. As a 100% minority business enterprise (MBE), SEEL focuses on developing a diverse workforce and partner network.  We understand the benefit of diversity and its positive impact – not just on the services we deliver but also on the community. 

For the third year in a row, SEEL was recognized as the National Minority Supplier of the Year (Class IV). This award recognizes companies for excellence in pursuit of providing supply chain solutions to their corporate partners. 

In 2020, SEEL spent $24 Million (or 33.46%) with diverse vendors, and 75% of the company’s workforce falls into a recognized diversity category.

Founder, Chairman and CEO of SEEL, LLC, Louis E. James is a prolific entrepreneur who started SEEL with a vision in mind, and that is to make sure that everyone has a clear path to energy efficiency. 

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Patrice Suggs
Vice President of Compliance

Patrice Suggs is the Vice President of Compliance with SEEL, LLC. In this role, she develops and implements startup strategies to support contractual and programmatic targets.

E'Lois Thomas, Ph.D., is the President of SEEL, LLC. She is responsible for implementing the vision and growth trajectory of the organization.  Her leadership has helped SEEL continue to soar as one of the largest African American owned implementation contractors as a force for growth in sustainability, energy justice and equality for all.

Adam has built a strong skill set consisting of Sales, Marketing, Project Management and Technical Energy expertise. His skillset is built on valuable relationships across the consulting, manufacture rep and manufacture OEM market segments.

Scott Alan Davis is the Vice President of Inclusion and Economic Development at SEEL, LLC. Scott's career has spanned throughout community development, specifically focusing on holistic community planning and development and capacity building. 

Tiffany E. Curry is the Vice President of Diversity Initiatives and Community Engagement at SEEL, LLC. She is responsible for leading the organization's Human Resource initiatives, focusing on developing policies that drive accountability and maintain a high-performance workforce. She also oversees all corporate community outreach for SEEL.

Charles Newborn is a proven operations leader with a 12-year track record of leading cross-functional teams in the execution of complex energy efficiency initiatives. He has demonstrated mastery of pilot-to-scale DSM program design and implementation and has notable expertise in developing and executing actionable strategic plans, engaging internal and external stakeholders, and maximizing operational efficiency.

Armed with an impressive background in finance, risk management and operations, Jeff is the Regional Director of Operations for SEEL's Illinois, Indiana and Northern Michigan territories.

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