McGowan Group - NM
Jack Mc Gowan, Principal,


(505) 681-7482


​​Plein Air Painter and Energy Efficiency Expert


John J. “Jack” Mc Gowan, CEM is Principal with the McGowan Group.  He sits on the New Mexico Gas Company Board of Directors .  Over nearly four decades he has held wide ranging management positions spanning the public and private sectors.​​

He is former President and CEO of Energy Control Inc. (ECI), an OpTerra Energy Company. Energy Services Companies (ESCO's) and Performance Contracting are McGowan's key areas of expertise.   Over his career, he held management positions with companies such as Honeywell Inc. and Johnson Controls Inc.   

In the public sector, he was Director of the New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division.  He was also a Commissioner on the City of Santa Fe Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, Chairing its’ Energy Efficiency / Renewable Energy working group.  He is a Senior Fellow with the Governing Institute in Washington, D.C. and Chairman Emeritus, U.S. DOE GridWise Architecture Council.

Bob Galvin, former CEO of Motorola, asked Jack to join his Galvin Electricity Initiative "Team of Leaders" , working with he and Kurt Yeager, former CEO of EPRI, on transforming the electricity industry.  McGowan is a Fellow with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).  Some of his accolades are shown in the Energy Gallery including; AEE admitted him to the “International Energy Managers Hall of Famein 2003 and he was admitted to the Control Trends Hall of Fame in 2016.  Control Trends is an industry group representing the automation and smart building industry worldwide.  
McGowan has published 6 books and 200+ articles on policy, energy and business topics. His most recent book; Energy and Analytics; Big Data and Building Technology Integration was published by The Fairmont Press in 2015.  He has been a sought after speaker and seminar leader worldwide for decades.