Richard “Dick” Spellman

Campaign Committee
With more than 42 years of strategic planning, economic analysis, market research, renewable energy, energy efficiency and demand response program design, implementation and evaluation experience in the energy industry, Dick has managed several large-scale energy consulting projects for GDS clients. In addition, he has contributed to the development of Energy Efficiency Technical Reference Manuals or similar documents in such states as Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Vermont. 

Dick has completed more than 70 energy efficiency and demand response potential studies as well as numerous impact and process evaluations. He has testified on the results of energy efficiency and demand response plans, market potential and baseline studies and program evaluations before numerous state regulatory commissions. 

Before joining GDS in 1993, he was the Manager of Marketing and Product Development at Central Maine Power Company, and he held several management positions during his 16 years at CMP. He served as the chairman of the New England Power Pool DSM Planning Committee in 1991 and 1992, and he served as a Board Member of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) from 2005 through 2010. 

Dick has a BA degree in Math/Economics from Dartmouth College (graduated cum laude and with distinction) and a Master’s degree in Business from the Thomas College Graduate School of Business. (He has served on the Thomas College Board of Trustees since 2010.) He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration Management II Program, the Electric Council of New England Skills of Utility Management Program, and is a member of AESP and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). 

He completed the AEE Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training in October 2012 and received his certificate in December 2012. Dick is a native of Augusta Maine, an avid hiker and former Trail Maintainer in the Bigelow Range. He lives in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife Janis and in his free time enjoys hiking, kayaking, cycling, skiing, theater and reading newspapers (on-line).