Director of Operations
Weber State University (UT)
Jacob Cain is the director of operations at Weber State University (UT). He has worked at Weber State for 18 years, starting as an hourly IT analyst, becoming Weber State’s first energy manager, and now serving as director of operations. Cain developed the financial model responsible for Weber State’s success in energy management and remains a driving force for sustainability in university operations. Under his direction, Weber State reduced utility cost by 44% and carbon emissions by more than 30% since 2009. Cain initiated a movement toward making all campus buildings carbon neutral capable—electrifying all building functions. This innovative move will allow Weber State to source all energy from renewable energy sources by 2040 or sooner. Cain holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and an MBA from Weber State. He has a number of industry certifications related to energy and sustainability.