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Susan Gilbert is President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Apogee Interactive Inc. one of the nation’s leading providers of online energy analysis software for utilities. Her life-long passion for energy education and stewardship of our natural resources began during her years as a high school physics teacher in Atlanta.
Pursuing that passion, she moved from teaching to consulting with the energy-engineering firm, A&C Enercom where over 17 years, she lead the firm’s sales and marketing operations, building the business from a staff of five in Atlanta to more than 600 employees in 40 US offices.
In the early '90s, Susan sold her ownership position in A&C and founded Apogee Interactive Inc. with the vision of leveraging technology to more effectively deliver energy information. Today, she drives the company in delivering best-in-class online energy analysis and data presentment applications including the HomeEnergyCalculator™, EnergyInsights, ProgressInsights, and Eco-Stewards, a comprehensive high school energy education curriculum teaching the next generation of energy consumers how to use it wisely. Through her leadership, the firm, its people and its products, are recognized nationally for analytical superiority, cutting-edge innovation, and excellence in performance and customer service. Apogee serves more than 800 energy utilities and support thousands of online applications that reach 1 in 3 US homes.
The firm is a Certified Woman Owned Business, has Microsoft Certification, and is headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, at Crescent Center with offices in Portland, Oregon; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Columbus, Ohio. Susan earned her Bachelors of Science degree with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics at the University of Kentucky and her masters in curriculum and instruction from the same institution.
She serves on the Smoke Rise Country Club Board of Directors where she is responsible for membership, writes for the “Smoke Signal” community newspaper, and is active in Smoke Rise Baptist Church where she serves as a deacon and communication coordinator.
Susan, her husband of 26 years, Joel, and their 16 year-old son Stephen, live in the Smoke Rise area between Stone Mountain and Tucker, Georgia. Their love of the outdoors is fulfilled by proximity to Stone Mountain Park and time spent on their houseboat on Lake Lanier.