An industry veteran of 27 years is joining Affordable Gas + Electric, LLC (AGE) as Vice President of Governmental Aggregation & New Business Development.  Mark Berry, former VP of Municipal Sales and Principal of Governmental Aggregations for Constellation, will be heading the governmental aggregations for AGE.  In addition to his role in the GA space, Mark will also be developing expanded new revenue opportunities and seeking strategic acquisition opportunities for the company.

Mr. Berry is a former Vice-President of Engineering Administration for Texas Gas Transmission.  In 1998, as owner of Innovative Gas Services, Inc., Berry sold his firm to MDU Resources, Inc.  At the time of the sale, Innovative Gas Services was the largest wholesaler/retailer on the Texas Gas Transmission system.  In 2000, Berry co-founded and was COO of US Power & Gas, Inc., a company that grew to over 500,000 retail accounts in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.  US Power & Gas, Inc. was sold to Shell Oil Company and Interstate Gas Supply in 2004.  Mark then took on several roles with Fellon-McCord & Associates leading to his role as Vice President of Municipal Sales with Constellation, where he ultimately originated, implemented and administered the governmental aggregation program.

Jeff Haarmann, Managing Partner of AGE, commented “We have come to know and respect Mark over the past several years because of his efforts towards our Ohio and Illinois residential aggregations.  Mark’s internal experience with administering and bidding such, and his experience with natural gas and the deregulated energy industry as a whole aligned perfectly with our vision of growth opportunities in the future.  Mark and I will work closely together to further support and grow our aggregation business through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions where possible.  We will also seek innovative revenue streams that closely align with AGE’s overall “full-service” independent consultant/aggregator business strategy.”

AGE collectively manages over 130 residential aggregation communities in Ohio and Illinois, based in the DP&L and Ameren utility areas.  The Illinois aggregations are part of the Southern Illinois Aggregation Partnership, a management partnership between Select Energy Partners, Inc. and AGE.  In addition to AGE’s residential aggregates, the company also manages 20 C&I aggregates for Chambers of Commerce and other Associations.  In 2017, AGE was recognized as Homefield Energy’s (Dynegy company) largest C&I broker in the State of Illinois.