Key Trends in Energy Procurement – Gary Levitan, CEM, CDSM

October 20, 2016 – October 20, 2016

670 White Plains Road

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Join us on Thursday, October 20th and learn the top short term and long term strategies companies are taking to grow their business.

Attendees will hear about the key issues facing procurement & supply professionals from industry expert Gary Levitan. Hear what leading companies are doing and how they are saving millions of dollars.

Walk away with concrete advice on how to best identify sources of risk, establish a risk profile, assess the market, quantify exposure, and ultimately, create a strong procurement strategy.




Gary Levitan, CEM, CDSM

Director of Business Development, Utility Services at Ecova

Gary Levitan is responsible for product development, client management and general business strategy for Ecova’s portfolio of electric and gas utilities throughout the east. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks and enhance reputations.

Prior to this Gary served as Director, Procurement for Energy and Utilities for the oldest running company in North America, the Hudson’s Bay Company (Saks 5th Avenue, Lord & Taylor, GILT, Hudson’s Bay, and Galeria Kaufhof. His responsibilities include managing the entire energy and utility budget for all three retail banners of the organization including Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor in the US and The Bay in Canada. Mr. Levitan started his career as a financial analyst for JP Morgan and moved into the energy industry as an analyst for Hess Corporation. He has extensive experience in energy and natural gas procurement in all deregulated markets in the US and Canada. Gary received his BA from the University of Delaware.

AGENDA – Thursday, October 20th

  • 5:30 pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:00 pm Presentation
  • 7:00 pm Dinner

Earn 1 CEH (Continuing Education Hour) for attending this month’s program! Certificates provided at the door. 


About ISM 7-Counties

Every day supply chain management & purchasing professionals make decisions that affect their companies’ brands, competitive positioning, and bottom-line performance. The opportunity to have such an important impact across all industries is incredibly rewarding. Enter – Institute for Supply Management (ISM). For over 100 years ISM has been the premier organization representing over 40,000 supply chain professionals around the globe.

ISM-7 Counties is an affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), and an organization that is leading the way –offering members the resources they need to succeed – everything from networking with colleagues, meetings with subject matter experts to learn best practices, and access to ISM Report on Business®, a renowned study that provides invaluable insights on current data and trends. ISM 7-Counties is a leading advocate for the supply chain field – promoting all the reasons why a career in this field can be so satisfying. Being a key player in the global business arena is just one facet that makes this field so interesting. Using new technologies and managing the complexities of different cultures, regulations, tax codes, etc. are all a part of it, as well. Entrants and seasoned veterans alike have the chance to get involved in areas that may dovetail with their personal values, such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility. ISM 7-Counties is a non-profit organization representing supply chain colleagues in six New York Counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster, plus Fairfield County in Connecticut.


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