Advisory Commissioners

This commission represents a broad spectrum of industry leaders whose goal is to advise NEEC on its process to align the BOC® program with the American National Standard Institute ANSI/ISO/IEC standard 17024.


Tom Easley has been in building operations for his entire 40 year career. Tom holds all the BOMI Institute designations and is the first SMA in the state of Texas. Tom has been a consultant with Virginia based JDM Associates, advising the TIAA-CREF office portfolio with methods to reduce energy consumption, procure power, and facilitate the Greening of the 44,000,000 square foot office portfolio. As the Corporate Engineering Director for 7,000,000 square feet of medical office space with Healthcare Realty (HRT) of Nashville, Tennessee, he coordinated and performed due diligence efforts associated with acquisition. During his eighteen years with American General Corporation, he worked in the Property Management and Engineering Management groups. As Engineering Director for CBRE Tom was responsible for the training and development of 130 building operation professionals. Tom has been invited to teach BOMI Institute classes at the National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. In 2004 he helped develop the Medical Office category of Energy Star with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During his tenure as President of the Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship School, it was recognized as the largest of its kind in North America. In 1999 he was BOMA Houston Member of the Year. In addition to these accomplishments, he was the first person to receive the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) designation in the state of Texas. In 2013 he was awarded the Energy Project of the Year as bestowed by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Matthew Gaylor is a seasoned facility manager with experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing, life science, healthcare, education and plastic injection molding fields. In addition, he has several years of service as a contractor with Siemens and Johnson Controls (Project management, service technician, fire inspection). Matthew holds both BOC Level I and II credentials.

Laurie Gilmer is Vice President and COO at Facility Engineering Associates. Laurie’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability, and facility management organizational analyses. Laurie is a published author, regularly contributing to multiple Facility Management publications and co-authored the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) second manual in the Sustainability “How-To-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Laurie is currently serving a term on IFMA’s Board of Directors. Laurie also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee. Laurie is a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. Additionally Laurie is an instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Management (SFP) and Facility Management Professional (FMP) programs. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee.

Steve Hill is the Director of Facilities Services for Blue Mountain Hospital and has held that position for 24 years. Steve is responsible for Construction Projects, Facilities Maintenance, Implementation of Fire Life Safety, and has been involved in various maintenance fields for the last 38 years. During his career, he patented an impact tool related to the field and holds US Patent #no 5,012,567. After serving in the US Air Force in a maintenance related field, Steve graduated from Clover Park Technical College and holds a BOC level II Building Operators Certification. Steve previously held a General Contractors license for the State of Oregon for 17 years. Steve has served as the Project Coordinator for Blue Mountain Hospital during construction of the 8.5 million dollar new Hospital project from 2000 to 2003. Steve was one of the first Building Maintenance Electricians in the State of Oregon, with a BME6 license number. Steve has been a Board member for the Oregon Society of Healthcare Engineers for 19 years, and was instrumental in organizing meetings and bringing relative topics to OSHE conferences. Steve was the Chairman for the BOC Certification Advisory Committee on developing Policies and Procedures. Steve was instrumental in premiering and implementing one of the first Biomass building heating conversions in the Northwest. In his personal time, Steve enjoys the outdoors of the Northwest with camping, fishing and 4 wheeling activities.

John F. Smith, RPA, SMA is also a graduate of Carrier and Trane Mechanical Tech Schools and currently serves as Senior Sales Engineer (Account Manager) with Mallory and Evans Service in Atlanta, Georgia. John began his real estate career in 1976 and has instructed classes both in Texas and Georgia for 30+ years. He earned both his RPA and SMA designations during the first 10 years of his career and also holds a license from GA Tech a certified instructor for Environmental Air Quality. John has served on several of the committees within the BOMA and BOMI organization, including the Board of Directors 1998 & 1999, SMA Education Chair 1989 to 1995, BOMI Education committee reviewing SMA manuals and tests and most recently Chair of the Sports Outing Committee for 2008. His responsibilities currently at Mallory and Evans Service (11 years) have served him well with his outside the box ideas, troubleshooting ability, analysis, retrofit services, solar, energy opportunities and feedback to the client. John has written two books and has been published several times in ASHRAE articles.

Ryan Stroupe For the past 21 years Ryan Stroupe has been the Building Performance Program Coordinator at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center, a publicly-funded facility in San Francisco operated by Pacific Gas & Electric. He teaches classes and consults with building professionals on a variety of issues including building commissioning, energy audits, measurement tool applications and architectural design. At the Center, Ryan has taught over 25 different classes on building measurement and energy-efficient design including a 7-day series on conducting energy audits for commercial buildings and a year-long, intensive series on commissioning existing buildings. He has taught for Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), the US Army, Marriott International and a number of other companies and professional organizations. Ryan is a regular speaker at the National Conference on Building Commissioning and has also presented at ACEEE’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, USGBC’s Green Build, the Water Smart Innovations Conference and USDOE’s Energy Exchange. He has also taught for a number of colleges and universities including the California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley Extension, Academy of Art University and DeAnza Community College. Ryan is a LEED accredited professional (USGBC) and a Certified Energy Auditor (Association of Energy Engineers). He is a product of the Bachelors of Environmental Design program at Miami University (Ohio) and the Masters of Architecture program at U. C. Berkeley.