NECEC Announces Decade of Influence Green Tie Gala Award Winners

NECEC (The Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Green Tie Gala awards. To mark NECEC’s 10th anniversary, NECEC will recognize eight individuals with its “Decade of Influence Award” given to individual clean energy industry leaders who have made their mark on the Northeast clean energy industry over the past decade. The following individuals will be recognized at NECEC’s 10th Annual Green Tie Gala on October 26 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston:

  • Alicia Barton, President & CEO, NYSERDA

  • Ian Bowles, Co-Founder & 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 & CEO, EnerNOC

  • George P. Sakellaris, President & CEO, Ameresco

  • Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs

  • Mitch Tyson, Tyson Associates, NECEC Board Chair

“There have been hundreds of leaders who have influenced and impacted the Northeast clean energy industry over the last decade.  We thank our members and partners for nominating so many worthy individuals.  At the same time, we’re very excited to acknowledge these outstanding Decade of Influence leaders,” said NECEC President Peter Rothstein. “Through their passion, drive, expertise and execution they made significant impacts at their individual organizations, and have also played uniquely valuable roles in the growth of the clean energy industry and ecosystem.”

NECEC's Green Tie Gala is the premiere clean energy networking event in the region. Each year the Northeast clean energy industry comes together in celebration of the industry’s growth and accomplishments, and our mission to create a world-class clean energy hub delivering global impact with economic, energy and environmental solutions.  Tickets and tables can be purchased here.

NECEC’s 10th Annual Green Tie Gala is sponsored by the following companies and organizations. Thank you to our sponsors.

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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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