Meet Your Key Account Representatives
Rachel began her career with GRU over 18 years ago and knows many facets of the utility industry.
Rachel started her journey as a temp in Conservation Services before transitioning
to a Conservation Analyst and then Residential and Business Efficiency Coordinator. It has ultimately led to the destination of Senior Account Manager. Rachel holds several certifications including Certified Solar Contractor and Certified Energy Manager.
In her personal life, Rachel enjoys roller derby and spending time with her family and friends. She has a sense of adventure that knows few bounds. She also enjoys participating in charity fundraising events and is an avid Michigan Wolverines fan. Go Blue!
- Customers Served: Alachua County Public Schools, Healthcare (SF Health Care System), Hospitals (UF Health, North Florida Regional Medical, VA), Government _ Federal – USDA, Government – State (State Of Florida Agriculture), Santa Fe College, Cox Cable, Gainesville Airport, Manufacturers (SiVance, Exactech, Double Envelope, Invivo), Property Management (Trimark Properties), Senior Living (North Florida Retirement Village) Infinite Energy, Amazon
Brian Sparks is new to Gainesville Regional Utilities but not to the business and customer service industries.
As a senior account representative for Energy and Businesses Services, Sparks will use his vast professional background in credit and collection as well as property management for residential and mixed-use properties.
Sparks goes above and beyond as a problem solver for his clients. That means doing that little bit extra for the customer, such as working later than expected or dropping what he’s doing at the time to give customers his complete focus.
Sparks is homegrown in Gainesville where he received a degree in business from Santa Fe College and a degree in economics from the University of Florida.
In his personal life, Sparks enjoys spending time with his 8-year-old son and growing his favorite hobby of woodworking.
In the last year Sparks has gotten into sports autograph collecting and so far has acquired signatures by Larry Bird, Ray Lewis and Dan Marino. But his sports loyalty continues to be with the Florida Gators which he supports by going to live sporting events as often as possible.
Michael, better known as “Mike,” has
worked with GRU for more than 10 years, climbing the ranks with his dedication and commitment to reach his current role as Senior Account Manager.
Mike is known by all for his tenacity, commitment, temperament and going
above and beyond what is expected. Mike always shows initiative and is constantly striving to provide invaluable service to his customers.
In his personal life, Mike’s favorite passion is spending time with his family. His wife TiAnna and three children motivate him to never take time for granted and strive to be the best he can possibly be.
- Customers served: Publix, UF, GRU, Property Management (Contemporary Management), Developer (Nalbandian), Senior Living (Oak Hammock)
All other commercial customers, please call 352-334-3434