Management Team

carla housh

Carla Housh

CEO & President of UBM

Carla is the president & CEO of Utility Business Media, Inc. A 20-year veteran of the utility publications market, she is also the executive director of the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN). The USOLN was founded in 2009 to establish a much-needed Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) credential program serving the utility industry.



derek rauchenberger

Derek Rauchenberger

COO and Vice President of Business Development

Derek has had a diverse career that spans 30 years in live entertainment and technology startups. With a degree in marketing, he has worked in a wide variety of roles ranging from running large concert venues to managing tours and producing digital marketing. His passion for all things digital along with a strong finance and operations background have allowed him to help us grow and scale the UBM business.



catherine cox

Catherine Cox

CUSP Program Director

Catherine is a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years experience working in the electronics and media industries as well as the non-profit sector. Her previous career milestones include becoming a key leader in Motorola's cellular telephone business and joining Shaw Suburban Media as marketing director. She brings a wealth of experience in marketing communications and strategic planning along with building a strong brand. Catherine received her Master's in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.




Curtis Marquardt, Jr.

Director Online Education

Curtis is an award-winning e-learning professional with more than ten years of experience launching and developing high-quality, video-driven interactive learning content. He brings a wealth of copywriting, graphic design, video production and LMS management experience to the UBM team. Curtis earned his degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University.



David McPeak


Director Professional Development

David is the Director of Professional Development for the Incident Prevention Institute. David has worked in the utility work environment for 10+ years. He holds multiple safety and training certifications from the BCSP, USOLN, and NCCER and has received numerous awards including being recognized as a Rising Star of Safety by the NSC.



Jim Vaughn

Jim Vaughn, CUSP

Resident SME and Facilitator

A specialist in Occupational Safety and Health, Jim Vaughn has over 40 years of experience in utility and industrial electrical construction, industrial maintenance and operations; commercial construction and manufacturing and process plant environment safety. Mr. Vaughn has authored numerous procedure and standards documents and technical training programs.


Publishing Team

kurt moreland

Kurt Moreland

Associate Publisher
kate wade

Kate Wade

Editor - Incident Prevention
sean lyden

Sean Lyden

Editor - Utility Fleet Professional
rich kunkel

Rich Kunkel

Business Development

Support Professionals

melissa housh

Melissa Housh

Events Coordinator

Stacy Fowler

Frontline Project Manager/Technical Support
joan devincentis

Joan DeVincentis

Administrative Sales Assistant/ Production Coordinator
karen phelps

Karen Phelps

Webmaster & Course Developer
Becky bangs

Becky Mikos

Member Services/ Subscription Management

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