Deb Merril was appointed President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. in 2014. Prior to becoming co-CEO, Deb led the organization’s commercial business as President of Hudson Energy Services. In 2002, Deb co-founded Just Energy LP, a Houston-based retail energy start-up which was sold to Energy Savings Group in 2007, which shortly after re-branded to Just Energy.
As Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager at Just Energy, Kandi represents the company in State Regulatory and Legislative proceedings. She joined Just Energy in 2013 after serving with the New York Senate for over a decade. She has dedicated her life to the service of others, earning her a highly regarded reputation as a server to the homeless, a strong voice and fundraiser for those with special needs, and an inspiration for children as a Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Rick Bluntzer joined Just Energy in 2016 and serves as SVP of Global Regulatory Affairs. Rick has extensive experience building and leading regulatory teams mostly in the energy space, as well as in other industries. He spent four years as the SVP of Regulatory and Global Affairs for NRG where he held responsibility for the company’s wholesale and retail interests. His experience includes managing state and local relationships, Washington DC interests, and public affairs.
Kate joined Just Energy in 2008 as Trading Desk Manager followed by her appointment to Director of Operations and Commercial Client Services. In January 2014, Kate was promoted to Vice President of Operations for a wholly owned subsidiary of Just Energy, National Home Services, and most recently was appointed to Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations, in February 2015. Prior to joining Just Energy, Kate worked at Brookfield Renewable Power as a Real Time and Short Term Power Trader. Kate enjoys sports and travelling, and is a passionate advocate for women's equality as evident in her active role in Just Energy’s Women’s Leadership Council.
Chris is the Vice President of Commercial Sales for Hudson Energy. He joined Hudson in April 2016 and leads the North American Commercial Sales teams. Prior to Hudson, Chris spent 10 years at NRG in Sales and Marketing, as well as time at Frito Lay and Dell. Throughout his career, Chris has held roles in Product Development, Sales, Finance, and Marketing across a variety of industries. He attended the University of Texas where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and an MBA.
As Communications Manager at Just Energy, Nancy oversees the company's public relations and social media portfolios. Her experience covers more than 15 years in corporate, B2B, end-consumer and internal communications in the insurance and energy industries, with a focus on shaping strong corporate character, positive visibility and engaged employee brand ambassadors. Strongly connected to her community, Nancy enjoys dedicating time as a co-organizer of her local, annual Terry Fox Run to help raise funds for innovative cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation.