IGSHPA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors represents a diverse array of backgrounds and skillsets.

This diversity in roles and expertise is a foundational element that will drive and inform the IGSHPA mission going forward.

IGSHPA Board Members:

Jack DiEnna,
Chair

John (Jack) DiEnna

Mr. DiEnna, the Executive Director & Founder of the Geothermal National & International Initiative (GEO-NII) is a business development and marketing professional with over forty years combined experience in the electric utility industry and the renewable energy industry.

He is a nationally recognized authority on all aspects of renewable technology and specifically geothermal heat pumps (GHP), including marketing, creative financing, and the resulting positive economic and environmental impact that can be derived from the use of geothermal heat pump systems and other renewable technologies. His expertise is internationally acknowledged as a valued resource by not only the renewable & geothermal heat pump industry but also by government officials, both national and international, trade allies, and al major market segment associations in the promotion of geothermal heat pump technology.


Brian Urlaub,
Vice-Chair

Brian Urlaub

Mr. Urlaub is the Director of Geothermal Operations for MEP Associates where he oversees all geothermal projects. He is involved with all aspects of the projects from procurement, to design, project management, and commissioning. He graduated in 1993 with an associate degree in HVAC Technology and Design from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI.

Mr. Urlaub started out his career in the field, installing and servicing all different types of HVAC systems. In 1996 he moved to inside sales and design, and was introduced to his first IGSHPA geothermal course. He has been dedicated solely to the geothermal industry since 1999.


Tyler Harbeck,
Treasurer

Tyler Harbeck

Mr. Harbeck is the Lead Product Engineer for Geo Pro, Inc. He has been responsible for GeoPro’s product quality and development since 2009. His main focus has been geothermal grout research and technical support for GeoPro. Mr. Harbeck also has extensive experience with GSHP system design and has consulted on over 350 residential and commercial systems during his time in the industry.


Ryan Carda,
Secretary

Ryan Carda

As Principal Engineer at Dandelion Energy, Mr. Carda is primarily responsible for design and engineering standardization, with a focus on co-optimizing for performance and cost. He has been involved in the geothermal heat pump industry since 2004. Prior to joining Dandelion, he worked as Lead Engineer at GeoPro and co-founder and President of Geo-Connections. As Lead Engineer at GeoPro, Ryan provided loopfield design assistance to PE’s across the country on commercial projects exceeding 10,000-tons worth of installed closed-loop GSHP system capacity.

Mr. Carda has made many contributions to IGSHPA over the years. He co-authored “Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial GSHP Systems” [https://igshpa.org/manuals#residential-and-light-commercial-design-and-installation-manual-21025], helped with the development of the Accredited Installer and Certified Designer courses, and has been the Chair of the Standards Committee [https://igshpa.org/standards] since 2017. He graduated with his Master of Science degree in Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2006.


Boyd Lee,
Director

Boyd Lee is a 42 year veteran of 3 electric cooperatives and 1 G&T, all in Oklahoma.  A major part of his career at each cooperative has been devoted to the installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems.   He is currently VP of Strategic Planning for CKenergy Electric Cooperative, where he has been for 18 years.

During his time with CKenergy, he has trained in Cost of Service and Rate Design.  Using that training, he has developed unique rate structures which allow the cooperative to absorb the long-term costs of geothermal installations while realizing immediate purchased power savings and margins on the coop’s financial bottom line.  He has pioneered several “outside the box” marketing concepts resulting in about 1800 free geo ground loop installations.  He was presented with the VISION Award by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives for his marketing concepts; a Governor Frank Keating appointee as Commissioner for the Oklahoma Tourism Department; and being named one of 10 “Outstanding Young Oklahomans” in 1997.  He and his wife of 40 years, Susie, live in rural Chickasha, OK.  And he DOES use geothermal in his own home.


Kortney Lull,
Director

Mrs. Lull is the Vice President for Midwest Geothermal, a closed loop geothermal installation contractor, that serves clients across the country with their ground loop installation needs. She has been with Midwest Geothermal from the beginning, has been integrally involved with their continued growth, and looks forward to continuing to support the geothermal industry across the country. She assists their customers and clients not only with the installation of the exterior ground loop, but acts as a steward for the industry, offering learning opportunities for architects, engineers, construction managers and homeowners.

Mrs. Lull has been a member of IGSHPA for nine years and is passionate about ensuring that IGSHPA is an association dedicated to its members and the market while ensuring that the organization offers the support the industry needs. She is currently a member of IGSHPA, CaliforniaGEO, and a board member of the Michigan Geothermal Energy Association.


Joe Parsons,
Director

Joe Parsons brings an impressive four decades of HVAC experience, with a specialized focus on renewables and geothermal heat pumps.

Professional experience includes Climate Control Group (ClimateMaster) as the Senior Marketing Sustainability Manager and Earthlinked Technologies as the President and CEO, as well as industry participation and advocacy in The Geothermal Exchange Organization as board member and chairman from 2016 to 2018, a pioneering member of NY-GEO (currently on advisory board), California Geothermal Heat Pump Association (officer and director), leadership positions for AHRI, voting member of CSA for the C448 bi-national standard, and as a dedicated member of ASHRAE since 1998.

Joe’s advocacy extends beyond his official roles. He is driven to promote education on the financial and environmental benefits of geothermal heat pump technology and provide a clearly defined path to geothermal ownership and adoption.

Personal Touch: Joe enjoys playing and collecting guitars, all things tech and spending time in the outdoors. He lives in Mustang, Oklahoma with his wife Diane and their feline son, Harper.