Meet Our Team

 We're a group of people passionate about helping others and conserving our precious resources.


Jim Madej

Chief Executive Officer

A lifelong supporter of sustainability and energy efficiency, Jim Madej leverages his years of industry experience to lead Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group as CEO. He oversees and guides strategy and direction, business development and sales, and helps drive a company culture of diversity and inclusivity. Jim currently sits on the Board of Vermont Public Broadcast System (VT PBS) and is an advisory board member of Custom Essence. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Michael’s College and completed a comprehensive series of business education courses at GE’s Crotonville Management Development Center.


Marisa Uchin

Chief Commercial Officer

With exceptional expertise in growth strategy and market development, Marisa leads Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group through a continued focus on driving new business opportunities and ensuring effective retention and fulfillment of existing business. Leveraging more than 23 years of experience within the energy, consumer high-tech and automotive industries at companies ranging from global Fortune 50 to start-ups, she excels in leading teams, managing regulatory and legislative affairs, and fostering strategic communications, programs and partnerships.

Marisa holds a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University and obtained her MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She serves on the Board of Directors of Groundswell, an organization that makes community solar accessible to low income residents.


Colin Owyang

General Counsel

Colin leads corporate strategy for Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group, while overseeing the companies' internal and external legal teams. With more than 16 years in the utility industry and over 25 years practicing law in both the public and private sectors, he brings an extensive background and strategic perspective in state and federal energy regulatory matters, ethics and compliance, corporate governance, commercial transactions and litigation. Colin is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Yale University and Yale College, and holds an executive leadership certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Champlain College where he is Chair of the Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Committee on Trusteeship and a member of the Executive Committee.


Eileen Cavanaugh

Chief Financial Officer

With over 30 years of experience and an exceptional record of delivering results, Eileen Cavanaugh is an inclusive and influential business partner known for building outstanding teams and developing best-in-class finance leaders through clear-sighted leadership and straightforward communication. As Chief Financial Officer, she drives business strategy to transform processes, realizes strategic cost reduction and guides the organization through transition and growth. Eileen holds an MBA in International Business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Fairfield University, where she graduated Cum Laude, and is Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt certified. Active in her community, she is a McGivney Community Center Board Member, Special Olympics-Unified Sports Board of Control Member, and mentor for Fairfield University Business School students.

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Sushma Annareddy

Chief Technology Officer

In her role as Chief Technology Officer, Sushma Annareddy oversees management of Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group’s employee- and client-facing technology solutions while establishing and investing in the organization’s long-term technology vision. With more than two decades of service in technology and engineering across both national and global companies, Sushma’s record of success has proven her leadership and product management expertise.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and in telecommunications engineering from Osmania University, an M.S. in computer science engineering from the University of Louisville, a certificate in advanced management from Babson College, and multiple technology certifications.


Jim Gould

Director of Corporate Affairs

As a dynamic Fortune 100 corporate affairs executive, Jim Gould’s expertise lies in managing C-suite and enterprise communication and policy strategies. As Director of Corporate Affairs, Jim serves as an advocate for the company’s brand and reputation as well as its growing regulatory, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement across the United States. Jim holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, an MA in English from the University of Delaware, a BA in English from SUNY Fredonia and a Certificate in Climate Change and Energy Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. He lives near Boston with his wife and five teenagers.


John Bailes


As the President of AM Conservation Group, John is responsible for overall strategy and execution of company goals and priorities. He’s been with the company for over 13 years. Throughout that time, John continues to say that the recipe for success is developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and employees.  Prior to joining AM Conservation Group, John worked for a Fortune 500 company in financial services and he also owned and sold a successful advertising business. John graduated from the Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina. When John’s not working, he loves snow skiing, doing anything on the water and spending time with his wife and 3 boys.


Jim Koches

Senior VP of Operations

As the Senior VP of Operations, Jim Koches is responsible for overseeing direct supply chain operations including procurement, inventory management, warehousing and more. He also develops and manages strategic initiatives to improve operational productivity, profitability and quality while supporting new strategic markets and sales opportunities with product development and more. Prior to joining AM Conservation Group, Jim worked for nearly two decades in the paper manufacturing industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from The Citadel. When he’s not in the office or the warehouse, Jim enjoys fishing, boating and woodworking.


Jim Gordon

VP of Operations

Jim Gordon is responsible for overseeing program management and program services as well as all operating departments. He leads planning and goal-setting to support strategic objectives, and he works to communicate and implement the organization’s direction, vision and mission. Prior to joining AM Conservation Group, Jim worked in various roles at an independent retail grocery chain. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resource management and a minor in computer information systems. When he’s not at work, Jim loves sports, especially coaching his kids in baseball, tee ball, basketball and soccer.