John M. Hester is the Owner and Chief consultant at Hester Consulting, LLC, where he specializes in energy management and smart building application. Recently retired as Executive Director of Global Building Engineering Services for WarnerMedia’s Global Real Estate team, John provided strategic and technical direction for building engineering services including equipment maintenance, HVAC, critical systems, fire/life safety, utilities operations, infrastructure planning, work order management, BMS, electrical, plumbing, and energy management. In 26 years at WarnerMedia, he participated in several important projects including the build-out of 30 Hudson Yards and the build-out of Time Warner Center in New York and the construction of several WarnerMedia buildings in Atlanta. Hester was also awarded ASHRAE’s 1998 Engineer of the Year in Industry by the Atlanta chapter and the 2009 AEE Energy Manager of The Year. He received a BSME from Kettering University in 1983. Hester is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.