Mayor Jason Shelton
City of Tupelo, Mississippi
Mayor Shelton is a life-long resident of Tupelo and a product of the Mississippi public education system, including Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi School of Law. After practicing law in Tupelo for more than a decade, Jason was elected as the youngest mayor in the history of Tupelo. During his time as mayor, the City of Tupelo overcame many hardships, and has been highly acclaimed as a 2015 All-America City and as the Mississippi Municipal League 2015 Overall Excellence Award winner. Tupelo utilized an energy savings performance contract to fund an innovative economic development initiative.
Director of Energy and Sustainability Services
With 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Craig currently serves as a director with the Energy and Sustainability Services Division of Schneider Electric. His team provides energy-related services to state and local governments, K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, involving areas of infrastructure improvements, design-build energy efficiency projects, sustainability programs and financial solutions. To date, Schneider Electric has successfully completed 575+ energy savings and capital reinvestment projects nationwide, saving clients a combined $2 billion.
Director of Maintenance & Operations
Snowline Joint Unified School District
Mr. Schene brings over 22 years of robust facilities experience to his role as Director of Maintenance & Operations at Snowline Joint Unified School District. Snowline leveraged two resources—Proposition 39 and an energy savings performance contract (ESPC)—to bridge a budget gap, enabling the district to cut energy costs and still make significant facilities improvements districtwide. Mr. Schene was an integral part in making this project a success and realizing the vision of the District.