Contributing Authors

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Service and Maintenance Contributor

Andrew McCoy

Andrew McCoy is professor in the Dept. of Building Construction, associate director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction and director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech. Contact him at apmccoy@vt.edu.

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Annabel Rocha

Annabel Rocha is a freelance writer and copywriter for various publications, as well as a multimedia journalist for Illinois Latino News and Latino News Network. A native Chicagoan, she specializes in broadcast production, news writing and interviewing, with hopes of...

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Brian Ensign

Brian Ensign, RCDD, NTS, OSP, RTPM, is vice president of marketing for Superior Essex Communications, where he leads the marketing and product management teams to focus on engagement in the industry to promote and position Superior Essex’s solutions to support...

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Code Contributor

Charles R. Miller

Charles R. Miller, owner of Lighthouse Educational Services, teaches custom-tailored seminars on the National Electrical Code and NFPA 70E. He is the author of “Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code” and “Electrician's Exam Prep Manual.” He can be reached...

Freelance Writer

Chuck Ross

Chuck Ross has covered building and energy technologies and electric-utility business issues for a range of industry publications and websites for more than 25 years. Contact him at chuck@chuck-ross.com.

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NECA CEO

David Long

David Long is the current CEO of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). From January 2018 through March 2019, he served as NECA's president.

Freelance Writer

Deborah L. O'Mara

O’MARA writes about security, life safety and systems integration and is managing director of DLO Communications. She can be reached at dlocommunications@gmail.com or 773.414.3573.

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Service and Maintenance Contributor

Fred Sargent

Fred Sargent is president of Great Service Forums, a network of electrical contractors focused on business development and profitable growth of their service & maintenance business. fred@greatserviceforums.com.

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Gordon Feller

Gordon Feller

Gordon Feller has worked to bring new ideas into the electrical contracting world since 1979. His articles have been published in more than 30 magazines, and he has worked with dozens of utilities, associations, investors and regulators. Reach him at...

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Senior Editor

Hannah Fullmer

Hannah Fullmer is the former senior editor at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.

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Jeff Beavers

Jeff Beavers, RCDD, OSP, is the executive director of network integration and services for NECA and has over 30 years of experience in ICT and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining NECA, Jeff focused on design, engineering and integration for Black...

Freelance Writer

Jeff Gavin

Jeff Gavin, Gavo Communications, is a LEED Green Associate providing marketing services for the energy, construction, and urban planning industries. He can be reached at gavo7@comcast.net.

Construction Journalist

Jeff Griffin

Jeff Griffin, a construction and tools writer from Oklahoma City, can be reached at up-front@cox.net.

Code Columnist

Jim Dollard

Jim Dollard is the safety coordinator for IBEW Local 98 in Philadelphia. He is a member of the NEC Correlating Committee, NEC CMP-10, NEC CMP-13, NFPA 70E, NFPA 90A/B and the UL Electrical Council. He can be reached at codefaqs@gmail.com.

Fiber Optics Columnist and Contributing Editor

Jim Hayes

Jim Hayes is a VDV writer and trainer and the president of The Fiber Optic Association. Find him at www.JimHayes.com.

Arc Flash Columnist

Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips, P.E., is founder of brainfiller.com and is an international trainer.  He is Vice-Chair of IEEE 1584 Arc Flash Working Group, International Chair of IEC TC78 Live Working Standards and Technical Committee Member of NFPA 70E.  He can be reached at jphillips@brainfiller.com.

Freelance Writer

Jim Romeo

Jim Romeo is a freelance writer based in Chesapeake, Va. He focuses on business and technology topics. Find him at www.JimRomeo.net.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert has more than three decades of experience writing about the construction industry, and her articles have been featured in the Associated General Contractor’s Constructor magazine, the American Fence Association’s Fencepost, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s IE3...

Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews is a technology writer whose work has appeared on VentureBeat, Metering & Smart Energy International, VICE and The Huffington Post. To read more posts by Kayla, you can visit her blog, Productivity Bytes.

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President, NECA

Kirk Davis

Kirk Davis is the president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He took office in January 2022.

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Lori Lovely

Lori Lovely is an award-winning writer and editor in central Indiana. She writes on technical topics, heavy equipment, automotive, motorsports, energy, water and wastewater, animals, real estate, home improvement, gardening and more. Reach her at: Lori@MontroseFarms.com

 

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Fire/Life Safety, Residential and Code Contributor

Mark C. Ode

Mark C. Ode is a lead engineering associate for Energy & Power Technologies at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and can be reached at 919.949.2576 and Mark.C.Ode@ul.com.

Mark Earley

Mark Earley, P.E., is an electrical engineer. Retired from the National Fire Protection Association, he was secretary of the National Electrical Code Committee for 30 years and is president of Alumni Code Consulting Group.

Freelance Writer

Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock is a former editorial intern at Electrical Contractor magazine who now writes for the magazine as a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, NBC News, News21, WTOP and The Gazette. Contact her at...

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Matthew Kraus

Matthew Kraus is director of communications at NECA and previously was senior editor of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR for five years. He can be reached at mkraus@necanet.org.

Executive Director of Standards and Safety, NECA

Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston is NECA’s executive director of standards and safety. He is a member of the NEC Correlating Committee, NFPA Standards Council, IBEW, UL Electrical Council and NFPA’s Electrical Section. Reach him at mj@necanet.org.

Mike Mayer

Mike Mayer is the owner and CEO of Main Event Digital, a full-service boutique digital marketing agency. For more information, visit maineventdigital.com.

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Freelance Writer

Nick Sasso

Nick Sasso has worked as an electrician's helper, journeyman electrician, master electrician, electrical contractor, electrical inspector, electrical plans examiner, chief electrical inspector and building official. He is an electrical contractor in four states and has served in court cases as...

Nick Walker
Freelance Writer

Nick Walker

Nick Walker has worked in electrical construction since 2014. He has been estimating for 8 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in various sectors including commercial, retail, industrial, residential and mixed-use developments. Reach him at NickWEstimating@gmail.com

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Power Quality Columnist

Richard P. Bingham

Richard P. Bingham, a contributing editor for power quality, can be reached at 732.248.4393.

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who has been covering renewable power for more than 10 years. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

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Susan DeGrane

Susan DeGrane

Susan DeGrane is a Chicago-based freelance writer. She has covered electrical contracting, renewable energy, senior living and other industries with articles published in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times and trade publications. Reach her at sdegrane@att.net.

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Editor—Digital

Timothy Johnson

Timothy Johnson is the former digital editor for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine.

Safety Columnist

Tom O'Connor

Tom O'Connor is safety and regulatory affairs manager for Intec, a safety consulting, training and publishing firm that offers on-site assistance and produces manuals, training videos and software for contractors. Reach him at toconnor@intecweb.com.

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Fire/Life Safety Columnist

Wayne D. Moore

Wayne D. Moore, a licensed fire protection engineer, frequent speaker, writer and expert in the life safety field, has been a principal member and chair of NFPA 72, Chapter 24, as well as a former principal member of NFPA 909...

Executive Director of Safety, NECA

Wesley L. Wheeler

WHEELER, SMS, is NECA’s executive director of safety and is a committee member on NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, CMP-7 and a former technical committee member on NFPA 70E. He also serves as an employer representative on...