Eight Leaders from the Northeast Clean Energy Industry Honored with NECEC's Decade of Influence Award

NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute) recognized eight clean industry leaders with its special “Decade of Influence” Green Tie Gala Award, presented at NECEC's 10th Annual Green Tie Gala last night. Each awardee was chosen for his or her work advancing the clean energy economy over the past decade.

“NECEC is thrilled to honor these eight clean energy leaders with the Decade of Influence Award,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “They are individuals who have made a cross-cutting impact on the industry, shown great vision and the ability to execute that vision.  These are leaders who have worked together to support the industry as a whole in addition to making an impact at their individual enterprises or organizations."

The Decade of Influence Awardees were featured in a video at NECEC's 10th Annual Green Tie Gala, held at the Boston Park Plaza hotel tonight. The 2017 “Decade of Influence” Green Tie Gala Award Winners are:

  • Alicia Barton, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Ian Bowles, Co-Founder and Managing Director, WindSail Capital Group
  • Tom Burton, Founder and Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy & Sustainability Practice
  • Steve Cowell, President, E4TheFuture
  • Tim Healy, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EnerNOC
  • Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs
  • George P. Sakellaris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ameresco
  • Mitch Tyson, Tyson Associates, NECEC Board Chair

NECEC’s 10th Annual Green Tie Gala attracted more than 400 business leaders and stakeholders in the clean energy industry, including company CEOs, government officials, service providers, academics, venture investment firms, labor and large commercial end-users and area utilities.

Gold Sponsors of NECEC’s 10th Annual Green Tie Gala include: Ameresco, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., EnerNOC, GE, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Mintz Levin, Shell, and Wells Fargo. Silver Sponsors included Avangrid, Deloitte, E4TheFuture, Eversource, National Grid, Nexamp, and Schneider Electric.

Media Contact:
Kate Plourd Johnson: kjohnson@necec.org (617) 500-9993
Sean Davenport: sdavenport@necec.org (617) 600-7204


NECEC (Northeast Clean Energy Council & NECEC Institute) is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council (a nonprofit business member organization), and NECEC Institute (a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development and communications initiatives). NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.

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