Delmar Gillus is the Chief Operating Officer of Elevate, located in Chicago, Illinois. As part of the Elevate team, Mr. Gillus is responsible for implementing programmatic, operational, workforce development, and project management processes in support of Elevate's growing portfolio of clean energy projects. Mr. Gillus currently provides program design, coordination, and contract management support to Elevate’s diverse energy efficiency and growing renewable energy programs.
Mr. Gillus plays a critical role in supporting Elevate’s work in increasing contractor diversity and launching energy assistance, community solar, and smart grid programs for Illinois utility consumers. Mr. Gillus is also managing efforts to implement new business strategies and solutions. This includes supporting job-creating workforce development programs that focus on underserved, environmental justice communities across the state. He is also supporting the ongoing development of IT, project management, and quality systems and tools in support of Elevate’s clean energy programs. Lastly, Mr. Gillus is active in industry organizations such as the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) where he serves as board treasurer and provides ongoing mentorship and support to emerging energy leaders within and outside of Elevate Energy.
Prior to joining Elevate, Mr. Gillus worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois in the information technology division leading human performance and process optimization efforts for internal customers and members.