Nello Tortora

Director of Federal Programs

About / Bios / Nello Tortora

As the Director of Federal Programs for Southland Energy, Nello Tortora is responsible or the overall performance of Southland Energy’s federal portfolio, from building customer relationships to project development through construction completion. Having served 27 years in the US Army and US Army Corps of Engineers, he has successfully established federal sector relationships and navigated government contracting processes.

With more than 10 years of experience in the energy services industry, he has an intimate knowledge of the federal acquisition process for engineering, construction, and technical services and government energy policies, as well as the federal contracting processes and energy savings program. His expertise in business development for energy services, project management and execution, as well as energy management and technical solutions has ultimately added value to clients’ projects like Fort Riley and Fort Hunter-Liggett.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and in national security strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He participates in many industry organizations including the Society of American Military Engineers, Project Management Institute, Energy Services Coalition, and Army Engineer Association.

"What motivates me?"

“Many of our Federal customers have critical national security missions. If we can enhance their ability to accomplish their missions through solutions that provide energy resilience then we are making a positive impact for our customers and our Nation.  Furthermore, if we can improve the quality of life of our service members and their families who make sacrifices on our behalf, that is most gratifying.”

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