M. SCOTT PARISI: PRESIDENT OWNER – As President of EcoGreen, Scott’s day to day focus is on supporting a wonderful team of talented individuals to support new construction and renovation projects within the hospitality sector. Scott has built a culture on over servicing our clients to build long lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial. Scott’s strategies including being a vendor-neutral firm are always focused on saving our clients in cost during our builds and renovation while saving electricity, natural gas and water over the life of the facility,
Prior to launching EcoGreen in 2008, Scott worked within the hospitality industry finding his passion for resource conservation and sustainability serving as the General Manager of the first LEED certified Hotel in the United States. Scott spent almost twenty years in the hospitality sector overseeing branded hotels including IHG, Starwood, Hilton, Wyndham and Choice Hotels. Scott enjoys traveling for work and pleasure, spending time with family and loves animals.
CHARLOTTE HOCKENSMITH, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT – Charlotte Hockensmith, Executive Assistant joined EcoGreen in 2016 following a career in Utility Project Management. Charlotte alongside Scott is heavily involved in project budgeting. She leads subcontractor compliance to insurance and payment submittals are obtained and processed. In addition Charlotte supports the team with project schedule adherence, reporting and documentation. Charlotte tracks and provides direction on all request for information and submittals to insure a good flow of information between contractors, civil engineers, architects and the EcoGreen Team. And finally as our chief communicator Charlotte exceeds at progress reporting to Brand and ownership. Prior to her project management experience Charlotte spent fourteen years as Administrative Secretary Kentucky Cabinet for Natural Resources, Frankfort, KY and six years administrating master contract for AT&T for underground cable and wiring.
GEOFF GROCHMAL, DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT – Geoff Grochmal, Senior Director of Procurement joined EcoGreen after he graduated George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts and International Affairs degree as well as a major in Economics. Since 2010 Geoff has been bidding hospitality renovations and new construction projects. Geoff and his team have developed great relationships with national vendors that specialize in hospitality construction. He also leads his team in handling all logistics to insure products and equipment arrives onsite on time with direct coordination with the site.
DON LESMERISES, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE – Don is responsible for client and vendor financial relationships. Don brings over 30 years of business experience, a majority of his career with Nortel Networks. Don’s educational background is in Electrical Engineering, earning a BS degree from the University of Lowell before continuing to Southern University of New Hampshire for his MBA.
WILLIAM JUSTUS, DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION – Bill has been in the construction world since 1997 in a residential-commercial capacity specializing in framing, finishes and project management. For 18 years has cultivated a true passion and constructed numerous hotels, retail build-outs, and an occasional zoo facility or roller coaster. He joined the EcoGreen team in 2018 as the new Director of Construction and has already shown his knowledge of FF &E, construction, finishes, and lean construction management, providing clients with a top-quality project and worry free experience. He has a wife and 4 kids, so when he’s not wearing his hard hat, his love is watching his daughter at dance, taking his sons to movies and theme parks, and spending time with family.
JUSTIN MARION, DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES – As head of the operations team, Justin is directly involved in all properties we manage by running site evaluations, managing retrofit projects and all other energy-saving installations. His value driven communication skills and years in the industry mean he knows how and where to spend each dollar imost effectively. Don’t let him fool you, he uses plenty of product in that beard of his. His vast product knowledge significantly benefits all who work with EcoGreen.
GILES KING, ENERGY ENGINEER – Giles oversees the Utility Monitoring Program from bill processing to year-end reports, managing the UMP team to ensure constant improvement. Aside from utilities, he generates Lighting Development Analyses for new and retrofit applications, coordinating with clients to guarantee solutions match project needs while maximizing value. You’ll find him either playing soccer on weekends or riding mountain bike trails in south Knox.
BLAKE ALEXANDER, ENERGY ANALYST – Blake supports EcoGreen’s Utility Monitoring Program and is our technology go to person. Blake ensures accurate reporting and resolution of unfavorable trends for the portfolio of hotels that EcoGreen manages water and energy use. Blake is also responsible that our portfolio of hotel properties remain compliant with LightStay, Mesh, Green Engage and other brand platforms. Blake also manages Ecommence and other digital platforms for the company. He may be a northern, but the long golf seasons are starting to develop his southern draw y’all.
JASON, FACILITIES MANAGER – Jason is a Facility Manager who services our clients with new energy efficient solutions. He does this by installing, repairing, and investigating ways to operate more energy efficiently. Traveling all around this country solving problems, he still makes time to visit his roots back in Chicago.