Mohammed J. Alam
Alyra Renewable Energy Finance, LLC
Mohammed Alam is currently the principal at Alyra Renewable Energy Finance, LLC. He has focused on this sector since the late 90s. Alyra provides financial advisory services exclusively to the renewable energy sector. The firm specializes in acquisitions, joint ventures, structured tax equity, and project finance transactions. Alam is also involved in supporting clean energy growth through his roles in the public bodies and advocacy. In December 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke appointed Alam as a member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, to advise the U.S. Commerce Secretary on issues related to the global competitiveness of the U.S. renewable energy industry. In March 2011, Alam was part of the Antarctic Renewable Energy Expedition, led by polar explorer Robert Swan, OBE, and his environmental advocacy organization, 2041.
Director of Education and Workforce Development
Executive Office of Education, Labor and Workforce Development
Marybeth Campbell is Director of Education and Workforce Development, a joint position among the Executive Offices of Education, Labor and Workforce Development and Housing and Economic Development. Marybeth works with public and private partners to create a more coherent and flexible education and workforce development system that will connect well-trained, highly-qualified employees to jobs in every corner of the Commonwealth. Marybeth has twelve years of combined experience in government, public policy, public education, and project management in the energy sector. She was formerly the Workforce Development Program Director at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. She most recently served as the Public Education Manager for Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, where she oversaw two education initiatives that funded projects to increase awareness among teachers, students, and the public about the benefits of clean energy. Prior to joining the trust, Campbell worked as a senior research analyst for the Massachusetts House of Representatives Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy. She has a BA in political science from Providence College.
Berkeley "Buzz" Cue
BWC Pharma Consulting, LLC
Berkeley "Buzz" Cue retired from Pfizer Global R&D in 2004 as the head of Groton's Pharmaceutical Sciences departments. At Pfizer, he created the company-wide green chemistry program. In 2004, he was appointed to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute's governing board and he co-founded its Pharmaceutical Roundtable. This year, he was appointed chair of this board. He has been a member of the advisory board of the College of Science and Mathematics since its inception, and was appointed adjunct professor to UMass Boston's Center for Green Chemistry this year. He is a founding member and advisor to the the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production's Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. He lectures extensively (more than 120 presentations and keynotes) and publishes frequently on the topics of green chemistry and sustainability. He consults with pharmaceutical companies on many aspects of pharmaceutical sciences and green chemistry through his BWC Pharma Consulting, LLC. He "tweets" green chemistry and pharmaceutical industry topics on Twitter @greenchembuzz. He received his BA in chemistry from UMass Boston in 1969, a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Alabama in 1974, and held a National Cancer Institute postdoctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota before joining Pfizer. He and his wife live in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
Vice President, Office of Environmental Sustainability – Corporate Citizenship
State Street Corporation
Peter DeBruin manages sustainability initiatives at State Street, where he is responsible for global environmental strategy, including environmental metrics and reporting, operational footprint opportunities, communications, employee involvement and public policy engagement. DeBruin also sits on the corporate social responsibility working group and writes a blog on sustainability topics for State Street employees. Prior to joining Corporate Citizenship, DeBruin was in a procurement role, implementing an e-procurement platform, and before that he worked at Fidelity Investments and Xerox Corporation. DeBruin holds an MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maine at Orono. DeBruin enjoys supporting sustainability outside of work through geocaching with his family around New England.
President, Green Economy
Co-chair, New England Clean Energy Council Workforce Development Task Force
Kevin Doyle is president of Green Economy, an independent consulting firm offering a wide range of services, including “green” labor market research, strategic planning, multi-stakeholder facilitation, program evaluation, and professional development training. Doyle cochairs the workforce development program for the New England Clean Energy Council, and leads the Green Careers Affinity Group for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. Doyle’s work has been noted by the New York Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Forbes, E Magazine, Marketplace Money, Living on Earth, National Public Radio, and more. He is cohost of a popular 2010 “green careers” DVD. Doyle is the coauthor of four popular books about environmental careers, including The Eco Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World and The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century. Before starting Green Economy in mid-2007, Doyle was the National Director of Program Development at Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) for 15 years. In that role, he helped design, finance, and manage paid internships and fellowships that launched the careers of more than 11,000 professionals.
Director, Environmental Affairs
Kathleen Freeman is director of environmental affairs at NSTAR Electric & Gas Corporation, and has over 30 years of environmental professional experience as a lawyer, engineer, and scientist. Formerly, she was a partner at the law firm Bowditch & Dewey in the Environmental Practice Group and senior environmental attorney at Foley Hoag (Boston), and served as environmental enforcement counsel and an engineer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2. Currently she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Framingham State University Foundation, Clean Tech Advisory Committee at UMass Lowell, the Economy-Wide & Workforce Subcommittee of the Governor's Climate Protection and Green Economy Advisory Committee, and serves as the private-sector cochair of the Energy and Sustainable Development Committee for the 32-town 495/MetroWest Partnership. She holds a BA in natural sciences and mathematics from SUNY Buffalo, an MS in environmental engineering from Manhattan College, and a JD from Brooklyn Law.
Director of Global Sustainability, Alcatel-Lucent
Richard Goode is the Senior Director of Sustainability at Alcatel-Lucent. In this role Rich leads the company’s efforts in measuring, reporting and setting CO2 reduction targets, and creating and implementing sustainability programs across Alcatel-Lucent. Rich also integrates sustainability issues into the planning, business and decision-making functions of the company, challenging established ways of doing things to build lasting business value. Rich is an adjunct professor of Sustainability at Harvard University and Tufts University’s Gordon Institute. Rich is the founder of the Boston-area Sustainability Group (www.basg.org) and is a graduate of Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, Calif., where he also serves on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and on the Board of Advisors of Harvard University’s Sustainable & Environmental Management program.
Grossman Marketing Group
Ben Grossman co-manages the Grossman Marketing Group, and has directed its Green Marketing & Sustainability Practice. In 2009 he was presented with the Prodigy Award by the New England Direct Marketing Association (NEDMA). Grossman has lectured to a number of groups on green marketing, including Harvard Extension School’s Environmental Management program. He is a regular blogger on green marketing and green business; his blog can be reached at www.sustainableink.org. Grossman is also active in community affairs, serving as president of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Boston and on the Environmental League of Massachusetts Corporate Council. He holds a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he graduated in 2006. Prior to Columbia, Grossman worked as a strategy consultant to Fortune 500 clients and he started and sold a sportswear and marketing firm.
Daniel Hullah is currently the principal at Rockport Capital, where he has been an active member of the screening and diligence team and has worked on multiple transactions in several key clean tech sectors, most notably solar energy and green buildings. Hullah previously worked at consulting firm ZS Associates, first in Chicago and then in Boston. Hullah was born and educated in the UK, where he received a BA and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oxford. Hullah also has an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; he did postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago.
Hamel Environmental Consulting
Sonia Hamel is an independent consultant advising governments and foundations on climate, energy, and transportation policy. Hamel has more than 25 years of public sector experience in policy and program development and implementation in the areas of air quality, climate change, energy, and transportation. Hamel was the state lead for climate action in charge of developing, coordinating, and implementing the Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan. She also was principal coordinator for the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Climate Change Agreement and state lead on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Previously, Sonia served as the Director of Air Policy and Planning for the environmental cabinet office and she worked for 12 years as a transportation manager for the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization on a variety of transportation, environmental, and public participation programs.
R. J. Lyman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
R.J. Lyman is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of General Compression, Inc., a technology-enabled developer of carbon-free firm power projects. He was previously an equity partner at the national law firm Goodwin Procter LLP in its Boston office for over a decade. He served as Massachusetts Assistant Environmental Secretary and MEPA Director under Governor Bill Weld. He began his career as a project manager working on gas-fired power plants and commercial real estate projects at a consulting engineering firm. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School and was graduated from Harvard College cum laude in history.
Daniel K. Moon
President and Executive Director
Environmental Business Council of New England
Daniel K. Moon is currently the president and executive director of the Environmental Business Council of New England. Moon has more than 25 years experience in the environmental field and has extensive knowledge of issues relating to environmental management. He began his environmental career working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region I in Boston on policy and regulatory development issues and on the implementation of programs legislated by the Toxic Substance Control Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Later, Moon worked for the national waste management firms of Rollins Environmental Services and SCA Chemical Waste Management. Prior to becoming president of the EBC, Moon served as president of the consulting firm Longwood Environmental Management, Inc., located in Belmont, Massachusetts. Moon has a BS in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Senior Vice President for Energy and Clean Technology
David O’Connor is the Senior Vice President for Energy and Clean Technology at ML Strategies, LLC, a subsidiary of the law firm Mintz Levin. He helps energy companies expand their business opportunities by responding strategically to public policies. Previously, he served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources from 1995 to 2007. There he directed energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and helped develop the first-ever, multi-state agreement to “cap and trade” power plant carbon emissions. He received his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School and his BA from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Founder and CEO
EBI Consulting, Burlington
Frank Previte founded EBI Consulting in 1989 after 28 years of related work as a student, teacher, and manager. He has led EBI in growing to more than $40 million in revenues and 350 employees by 2007, earning national recognition as a Top Ten Mid-sized Firm in The Zweig Letter. EBI was recognized as one of the nation’s 200 fastest-growing environmental firms in 2006 and among the nation’s top 100 fastest-growing environmental companies in 2007. EBI Consulting is a leading Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Management Consulting firm for the most prominent real estate, finance, global investment, and commercial banking companies, such as Bank of America, Hancock Insurance, Prudential, J.P. Morgan, and Goldman Sachs. In addition, EBI is among the top ten providers of environmental, civil, and structural engineering support to telecommunications companies, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and metroPCS.
Previte’s prior positions include: Vice President, Finance, Shipley Company, Inc.; President & Director, Atlantic Tracy, Inc.; and Vice President, Finance & Administration, W.R. Grace & Co./ Organic Chemicals. Previte has served on the Environmental Studies Committee at Boston College, the Advisory Council at the College of Management, the Board of Trustees of Winchester Hospital, as a Corporator of Winchester Hospital, on the Board of Directors of Kaye Instruments Inc., and as a Trustee of The Arthritis Foundation. Previte received an AB in biology from Boston College and an MBA from Boston University, did graduate work in Advanced Biological Chemistry at Boston University, and completed the Harbridge House Executive Management Program.
Executive Vice President of Finance
Conservation Services Group
Wanda Reindorf brings more than 20 years of results-oriented financial management and strategic experience to CSG. Reindorf has helped to manage and promote the business and financial growth of both private startup companies and large public corporations. Prior to joining CSG she served as a management consultant and held senior management positions at Coopers & Lybrand, several prominent financial institutions, and an international technology firm.
Reindorf is cochair of the workforce development group on the New England Clean Energy Council and a business plan advisor and guest lecturer at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. She is also a mentor/advisor for the MIT clean energy competition and assisted in getting several clean energy companies funded. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management.
Director Global Sustainability and Risk Management
Hector Rodriguez was hired by Biogen Idec to design and implement a Global Sustainability Program while retaining responsibility and accountability for the management of the Corporate EHS Program and associated staff. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of global Sustainability, EHS and Security strategies and programs integrating social, environmental, and economic concerns. He is experienced in identifying and mitigating business, operational, and regulatory risks as apparent in the Environmental, Health, Safety, Security, BCM, and Sustainability fields. He teaches courses on business and sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Mount Ida College.
Prior to Biogen, he was Director, HSE & Facilities at Honeywell Defense & Space industry, and Manager, Global Safety & Environmental Affairs at Merck. He has a BS in chemistry from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus, an MS in industrial engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an MBA from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
New England Clean Energy Council
Peter Rothstein currently leads the New England Clean Energy Foundation (NECEF) and is also NECEC President. He leads NECEC’s and NECEF’s widely-recognized regional innovation cluster strategy and initiatives. He has more than 20 years of venture, entrepreneurial, executive, and deal experience in the clean tech venture and high tech markets. Previously, Rothstein was part of the Flagship Ventures team, a leading seed and early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also founded Allegro Strategy, serving as a consultant, advisor, and executive with early-stage clean tech startups. Rothstein has been in early-stage deal or executive roles with a number of clean tech companies, including Mascoma, Planar Energy Devices, Ze-gen, Novomer, Boston-Power, and Mechanology. He is also actively involved in a range of leading clean tech and entrepreneurial organizations, including the National Renewable Energy Lab’s VC Advisory Board and Cleantech Open's board. Earlier, Rothstein was an entrepreneur and executive in the software industry. He served as Lotus/IBM'sVP of Strategy and was the leader of an internal Lotus incubator accelerating new knowledge management businesses.
Tyson Associates; Former CEO AEB
Co-Founder New England Clean Energy Council
Mitch Tyson is a high tech executive and entrepreneur. He serves on a number of corporate, nonprofit, and governmental advisory boards. He advises early stage companies and entrepreneurs and lectures on clean energy, entrepreneurship, management, and the triple bottom line. He has a bachelor's degree in physics, a master's degree in nuclear engineering, and a second master's degree in political science, all from MIT.
Tyson was CEO of Advanced Electron Beams (AEB), a venture-backed clean tech company, between 2005 and 2010. Previously, Mitch was the CEO of PRI Automation, a $300M publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems to the semiconductor industry. He has also served as science advisor and legislative assistant for energy to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas.
Tyson is a cofounder of the New England Clean Energy Council. He is also a member of the Mass High Tech Council Board and serves as the head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Team. Tyson is a founding member of the Progressive Business Leaders Network and is cochair of its Energy/ Environment Working Group. Tyson also serves on the boards of John Adams Innovation Institute and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. In 2008, the Mass High Tech Journal named Tyson a Mass High Tech All-Star for his leadership in and commitment to the clean energy sector.
The Brattle Group
Jürgen Weiss heads the Brattle Group's climate/carbon practice. He specializes in climate change and carbon market analyses, renewable energy, and electric utility economics. He has significant experience in the development of economic and financial models to analyze the impact of proposed rules and regulation on business practices, cash flows, incentives, and the value of power assets and related contracts. His consulting and expert testimony experience has focused on policy implications for utilities and energy-intensive industries. He advises clients on changes in the value of existing assets, transmission flow patterns and capacity, integration of renewables, and efficient retail incentives and rate design.
Weiss has consulted and written substantially on issues related to carbon pricing and the demand side of electricity markets, including topics such as efficiency, conservation, storage, retail rates, renewable power, and Renewable Portfolio Standards. He has also testified in state and federal court, as well as in state regulatory proceedings.
Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Weiss was a cofounder and managing director of Watermark Economics. In addition, he was previously the managing director of Point Carbon’s global advisory practice and a director at LECG. He began his career as an associate with The Brattle Group. He holds a PhD in business economics and an MA in economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a BA from the European Partnership of Business Schools.
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Kathrin Winkler is vice president, corporate sustainability and chief sustainability officer for EMC Corporation. Winkler provides the vision, strategy, and leadership for the company’s global sustainability initiatives. As CSO, her mission is to integrate sustainability principles into the corporate culture, the business strategy, and day-to-day operations.
Winkler founded EMC’s Engineering Green Team and its Design for Environment program while Senior Director with the Hardware Engineering Group. Prior to joining EMC in 2003, Winkler held senior positions at Renaissance Worldwide and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Winkler is a director of EcoLogic Development Fun, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community-based conservation in Central America. She is also a director of the Green Grid, a nonprofit open industry consortium dedicated to resource efficiency in business computing.