Sponsors & Hosts

Sponsors & Hosts

Event Sponsors

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

United States Energy Association

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the United States member committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). USEA is an association of approximately 160 public and private energy-related organizations, corporations and government agencies.

It coordinates the United States’ participation in the World Energy Council (WEC), nominates representatives to WEC activities, and organizes the United States delegation to the triennial WEC Congresses. USEA also sponsors policy reports and conferences dealing with global and domestic energy issues, as well as trade and educational exchange programs.

Located in Washington, D.C., USEA conducts a number of international energy development activities on behalf of the U.S. government, including the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Energy and the Trade and Development Agency. For almost two decades, USEA has managed our nation’s Energy Partnership Program on behalf of USAID. For more information, visit www.usea.org.

Event Hosts


William C. Jackson
Vice President, Johnson Controls, and President, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency

Bill Jackson was named vice president and president, Building Efficiency, effective September 2014. He joined Johnson Controls in 2011 as executive vice president, operations and innovation, responsible for leading business unit transformations, innovation, pricing, continuous improvement and quality globally and across the company. He also previously served as president, Automotive Electronics & Interiors. Jackson was named executive vice president, Corporate Development, in 2013.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Mr. Jackson worked for 20 years as a consultant. He served as senior vice president and board member of Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Booz & Company. He led the firm’s Global Automotive, Transportation and Industrials Practice. He recently was vice president and president of automotive at Sears Holdings Corporation. Early in his career, Mr. Jackson worked as an engineer and program manager for Lockheed (formerly General Dynamics), researching composite materials for fighter aircraft applications.

Mr. Jackson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Jackson is a board member of Milacron and for a privately held company. He also serves on the Engineering Board of Governors at the University of Illinois and has served on the board of directors for Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Chicago Public Education Fund.


Barry K. Worthington
Executive Director, United States Energy Association

Barry K. Worthington serves as the Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA) where he directs the Association’s domestic and international activities. He has served in this capacity since September 1988. Previously, he served as a Vice President of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation and prior to that served in several capacities with Houston Lighting & Power Company, now known as Center Point.

Mr. Worthington has also written extensively on energy and environmental matters, and addresses many conferences on national and international energy issues. He holds a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. degree from the University of Houston. Currently Mr. Worthington serves on the Boards of the National Energy Foundation, U.S.-China Energy Environment Center, and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Electric Power Research Institute, National Council of Minorities in Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy.

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