Radio Panel
Radio Panel

Radio Panel

In August 2012, Federal News Radio 1500 AM hosted a radio panel to discuss sustainability and efficiency in the federal government. Watch the video highlights to learn how installing more efficient light controls can increase efficiency and learn more about the panel participants, including Andrew Wakefield from Lutron.

The Panelists

Thomas G. Day
Chief Sustainability Officer at the United States Postal Service

Thomas Day was named Chief Sustainability Officer in June 2011. Day leads the USPS effort of being a sustainabiilty leader by creating a culture of conservation throughout the Postal Service and leading the adoption of sustainable business practices. Day reports to Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General. In addition to his responsibilities at the U.S. Postal Service, Day also served as the former Chairman of the Standards Board for the Universal Postal Union.

Craig E. Hooks
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management

Craig Hooks currently serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM) at EPA. On May 13, 2009, he was nominated by President Obama to serve in this role and was confirmed on August 7, 2009. In this capacity, Hooks also serves as EPA’s Senior Accountable Officer for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which seeks, in part, to spur technological infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.

Jonathan Powers
Federal Environmental Executive White House Council of Environmental Quality

On April 9, 2012, Jonathan Powers was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Administration’s Federal Environmental Executive. In this capacity, Powers is responsible for promoting environmental and energy sustainability across federal government operations. Housed within the White House Concil on Environmental Quality, the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive was created by Executive Order in 1993. The Office oversees implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Sustainability (EO 13514) and the GreenGov initiative, working collaboratively with the Office of Management and Budget and each of the Federal agencies.

Andrew Wakefield
Director, Government Solutions at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Andrew Wakefield is Lutron’s Director of Government Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for Lutron’s government-focused sales and marketing teams as well as its Washington, D.C. based operations. Wakefield joined Lutron in 2001 after nine years of active duty service as a United States Navy Naval Flight Officer. Initially, he was assigned to the Washington, D.C. sales team where he helped develop lighting control strategies and solutions for many federal buildings. In 2005, Wakefield was appointed to Director — Home Systems Business Unit, where he was responsible for the engineering, sales, and marketing of Lutron’s advanced residential automated lighting controls. Appointed to his current position in 2009, Wakefield is involved in defining and driving the government-focused product and market development initiatives for the company.