Get to know our expert staff
D. Ryan Miller – Founder & Executive Director
Ryan leads the association’s work to grow North Carolina’s home and building performance industry by working with members and partner organizations to develop and manage valuable programs and services that create financial and market value. This work includes establishing a stable workforce of trained professionals, creating new market opportunities through partnerships and new initiatives, and advocating for a better business climate. Ryan also leads NCBPA’s efforts on industry policy, legislation, consumer marketing and more.
Since founding NCBPA in February of 2014, Ryan has led the startup of three other building performance associations in Georgia, South Carolina and Maryland. On January 10th of 2018, Ryan was awarded the 2017 Young Green Professional of the Year award by the National Association of Home Builders.
Prior to founding NCBPA, Ryan was a Project and Program Manager at Advanced Energy in Raleigh and also served as the Operations Manager for Green Horizon, a home performance contractor based in Durham. Ryan also spent five years in Austin, TX working for the electric cooperatives and started his career in business consulting with BearingPoint and The Home Depot in Atlanta.
Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Efficiency First and is a new member of NAHB’s Sustainability & Green Building Subcommittee. Ryan is a regular speaker at universities and colleges in North Carolina and at national conferences focusing on workforce development, market valuation and the benefits of participation in industry trade associations. Ryan is originally from Atlanta but considers North Carolina home. He holds a Bachelors degree in International Business Management from the University of Georgia and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional.
Curt A. Hurd – Residential Buildings Specialist
Curt provides technical assistance, quality assurance, market research and development, and other services to the association’s members and industry at large to support growth and development in North Carolina’s new and existing home and building performance industry. Curt splits his time supporting new construction builders and Home Energy Raters through the association’s nonprofit RESNET Rating Providership, where he performs certification reviews and quality assurance audits, and the association’s training and education work in the home performance (retrofit) space. Prior to joining NCBPA,
Curt spent five years as Business Development & Residential Energy Consultant with Home Energy Solutions of the Triad in Greensboro and has more than 15 years’ experience in the building performance and sustainable materials industries. Curt is originally from New Jersey (Southern Jersey), but has called North Carolina home for over 25 years. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and multiple certifications from the Building Performance Institute and RESNET.
Curt is originally from New Jersey (Southern Jersey), but has called North Carolina home for over 25 years. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and multiple certifications from the Building Performance Institute.
Abby works part-time for NCBPA supporting the association’s commercial buildings and member services work. She started with NCBPA as an Intern in the summer of 2017 focused on residential consumer education and member services. Since then, she has transitioned to a part-time position with increasing responsibility on commercial building performance and member services. Originally from Asheville, Abby is a Senior at North Carolina State University where she is pursuing a major in Environmental Science with a focal area in Sustainable Building, and also a minor in Landscape Architecture. After graduation in May 2018, Abby plans on working within the Sustainable Building field designing efficiency alternatives for commercial and residential buildings.
Madeleine Guyant – Policy Assistant
Madeleine has been working part-time with NCBPA since November of 2017 in support of the association’s policy, advocacy and legislative work. She plays an active role researching policy opportunities that benefit our industry and member companies and is leading efforts to connect member companies to legislators to gain their support of our industry’s work. Madeleine is a Senior at North Carolina State where she is pursuing degrees in Environmental Technology and Management and French Language and Literature. Upon graduation in the spring of 2018, Madeline plans to work in sustainable development and energy policy in Europe.
Rebecca Wyhof – Strategic Initiatives & Events
Rebecca works part-time with NCBPA on strategic initiatives and events, including managing the association’s annual conference. Outside of NCBPA, Rebecca is the President of Blue Roof Strategies and is a city council member in Sanford. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Communication from American University in Washington, DC.