Mr. Asad Gilani has over 20 years of leadership experience managing all aspects of public and private sector energy, environmental and infrastructure program. Currently, Asad works at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as Senior Advisor/Management Analyst. Asad is responsible for developing, implementing, and achieving Energy efficiency, climate change and resiliency goals for VA. Previously, Asad worked for the Department of Homeland Security as a Program Manager and established the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Energy Management program. Before starting his Federal carrier, Asad worked with the General Motors/DTE Energy partnership program as a central office Energy Manager at the GM HQ in Detroit and at the World Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Asad has been recognized by AEE for Energy Engineer of the year in 2010 & 2007, Energy Manager of the Year in 2009, and Project of the year in 2008. He has been honored with the Sustainable Practices; Sustainability Hero Award by DHS, Legend in energy & Chartered Legends in energy titles by the AEE. In addition, Asad serves on the CEM certification board and on the AEE advisory board members committee. He is passionate about minimizing energy waste, mitigating climate change and reducing structural costs. He believes that saving energy and eliminating waste helps our environment, preserves our natural resources, and puts our Nation to the path of Energy Independence.