July 2021 - Quarterly Market Letter
On behalf of the team at 5, I am pleased to forward our market letter for the second quarter of...
As the Supervisor for the Commodity Management Department, Ellen helps our clients with their electricity and natural gas procurement needs. Ellen’s accounting and data analytic skills are invaluable and provide the means to assist customers with utility bill audits and contract reviews, where she is often able to identify additional cost-savings opportunities. She also performs in-depth analyses of pricing strategies and helps to prepare budgets for clients. Additionally, Ellen is a tariff expert and is intimately familiar with the different rate classes, tax exemptions, and other details of various gas and electricity utility tariffs in New York.
Ellen also provides a significant service for non-profit clients who are eligible for Gross Receipt Tax (GRT) refunds. Her efforts have secured more than $3.3 million in tax refunds for many clients. She also has strong relationships with local utilities and ESCOs, which is especially helpful when resolving customer service issues for clients.
Before joining Luthin Associates in the early days of the company, Ellen worked in the financial services industry for Morgan Stanley, KPMG Peat Marwick, and others. Ellen is certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP). She studied accounting at Hunter College. If you get the chance to meet Ellen, ask her about her experience as a “seat filler” at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Ellen’s Why: “Not only do I like what I do, the work that I do, I like the people that I work with. I love this company. This is a great team of people and I feel like nobody thinks of this as a job, everyone thinks of this as a team. We all feel like we just enjoy what we do, who we work with, how we help our customers. It’s just a great place to be and I don’t feel like I'm going to work every day. I feel like I’m just enjoying being with the people every day and getting things done.”