David A. Doctor
David is an award-winning business builder and leader. He has co-founded or led more than a dozen start-up companies, most of them in the energy industry. David grew EnTrade Corporation, a natural gas marketing and trading company, to more than $1 billion in annual sales over eight years and Genscape, Inc, an energy information company, from R&D to cash-flow positive, international operation in 30 months. He raised more than $100 million in capital for companies he led, managed the subsequent sale of three companies and the bankruptcy of one. David was named an Inc. Magazine/Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner for EnTrade Corporation and Genscape, Inc.
David has also managed and led large corporate organizations. He was CEO of Tenneco Energy Resources Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company with 20 percent German ownership and housed within a publicly-traded holding company. David set strategy for two Fortune 500 subsidiaries; at Tenneco Energy in the early 1990s when it was diversifying internationally and at Texas Gas Transmission Corporation as it progressed through industry deregulation. David has served on the boards of directors of six private corporations and one publicly traded subsidiary. The sales of companies under David’s leadership exceed $12 billion.
David is an award-winning academic innovator and organizer. While a fulltime CEO of early stage businesses, he served from 1997 through 2005 as the University of Louisville’s College of Business Bank One Entrepreneur in Residence. In 1998 he was named the College’s Graduate Educator of the Year for creating an innovative approach to teaching MBA students new venture finance. In 2012 David joined Duke University’s Energy Initiative where he effectively served as its chief operating officer through late 2014 while collaborating in building the Initiative.
Monica is a Program and Marketing Manager for E4 Carolinas. Prior to employment with E4 Carolinas her experience in energy was as a Cost Analyst at the Shaw Group/CB&I for 6.5 years working on the Duke Energy Cliffside project. Monica managed budgets, change management and tracked engineering performance while working with all levels of management to execute the change orders. Monica left the energy industry for about 10 months to work in finance as an Executive Administrator but quickly realized that she was more in her comfort zone working in this industry.
Along with running the annual LEC (Leadership Energy Carolinas) Program which is held in 4 cities throughout North and South Carolina, Monica works on communications and marketing for E4 Carolinas. Maintaining the website and populating the Energy News Weekly that is distributed on Mondays each week. She also supports the Economic Development Task Force, Communicators Task Force and Policy Task Force.
Monica received her Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Marketing at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Kelly Perkins is a Program/Financial Accounts Manager for E4Carolinas. Prior to employment with E4 Kelly worked in Management and Banking for 4 years. Kelly also has a certification in event/wedding planning. She attended and Graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Marketing and Consumer Behavior.
Kelly did not have much knowledge of the Energy Industry prior to working with E4 but has gained knowledge quickly through planning the Annual E4Carolinas Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program (E4E) meets 6 times a year in cities throughout North and South Carolina. It is a program that focuses on the broad based knowledge of the Energy Industry as a whole. It allows Energy Professionals to view and gain knowledge about parts of the industry they wouldn’t necessarily gain working in their current positions.
Kelly is also responsible for maintaining all Financial Accounts with E4Carolinas. This includes maintaining Membership Accounts, Collecting Dues for Programs and Memberships, General Book Keeping, and other misc. accounting activity.