Get to know our expert staff

D. Ryan Miller – Founder & Executive Director

Ryan is the Founder and Executive Director of North Carolina Building Performance Association, the state’s not-for-profit trade association representing building performance companies and professionals.  Ryan leads the association’s work with member builders, developers, contractors, product suppliers and many others to grow the industry and member businesses.  Since founding NCBPA in 2014, Ryan has led the startup of three other building performance associations in Georgia, South Carolina and Maryland.  In January of 2018, Ryan was awarded the 2017 Young Green Professional of the Year award by the National Association of Home Builders and currently serves on the association’s Sustainability & Green Building Subcommittee.

As of July 2020, Ryan works part-time for the association in addition to his full-time role with member company MaxLife Industries.

Ryan’s work at NCBPA includes:

  • Developing member services, events and programs that improve member company profitability and professional education.
  • Advocating and lobbying for improved business, regulatory and policy climates for industry companies and consumers.
  • Improving the market value of high performance homes and buildings.
  • Creating workforce development resources and campaigns.
  • Educating building owners and operators on the benefits of high performance buildings.

Ryan speaks regularly to students about industry career opportunities and frequently connects students and professionals to job opportunities with industry companies.  As NCBPA’s principal lobbyist, Ryan leads advocacy and lobbying efforts to implement an #EnergyEfficiencyFirst policy strategy for the state.


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Roxanne McDonough – Member Services Specialist

Roxanne began working part-time with NCBPA in September of 2019 as Membership Services Specialist focusing on NCBPA’s RESNET Rating Providership program. In January of 2020, she earned an expanded role with the association to help manage our member services, communications, 2020 Conference and much more!

Prior to NCBPA, Roxanne spent a decade as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings, before realizing her passion lay in sustainable building and energy efficiency. She is currently double majoring in degrees for Construction Technology and Sustainability Technologies at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, from where she will graduate in May of 2020.  She is also the Owner and Designer at RedesignedbyRoxanne, a furniture redesign company that focuses on updating old furniture for a new life.

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