Meet Our Team

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

Terry Sobolewski

Terry Sobolewski

Chief Executive Officer

With over 20 years of experience in energy and finance, Terry Sobolewski has held leadership roles in operations, customer delivery, sales, business planning, and enterprise-wide process and performance improvement. As CEO of Franklin Energy and AM Conservation, Terry is responsible for providing strategic direction and creating a company vision, inspiring employees to drive towards long-term success. He holds both a BSE in mechanical engineering as well as an MBA in marketing and leadership from Duke University. Terry also serves as an advisory board member for Duke’s Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE).


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.

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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.


Adja Ba

Chief Human Resources Officer

With over 20 years of experience in the energy sector and a passion for energy, climate solutions and people, Adja Ba drives a people-centric HR strategy and oversees all human resource activities to meet the company’s growth plans, including strategic organizational planning, workforce development, talent management, and performance management. Adja leverages leadership skills and insights from over a decade’s experience in leadership roles for both national and international companies.

Adja believes that if a single secret to organizational success existed, it would be recruiting, training, and retaining talent. As a transformational HR leader with expertise designing innovative, strategic processes and continuous improvement initiatives, Adja has maintained her commitments to an employee-focused culture, to foster diverse and inclusive cultures of excellence, and to achieve impactful changes.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Denison University in Ohio and acquired advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the HEC School of Management. She earned her Senior HR Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.


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.