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Board of Directors
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 directors. Secretary Matthew Beaton, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, serves as Chair, and MassCEC CEO Stephen Pike implements board policies. The MassCEC Board of Directors also includes audit, compensation and investment subcommittees.
Next Meeting: June 18, 2019
Past Meetings: Agendas and Minutes
- Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
- Martin Aikens, Business Agent, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103
- Secretary Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
- President Anthony Benoit, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
- President John B. Cook, Springfield Technical Community College
- Tom Galvin, Director, RESHydro
- Bob Haber, Chief Investment Officer, Proficio Capital Partners
- Commissioner Judith Judson, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
- Secretary Michael J. Heffernan, Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance
- President Marty Meehan, University of Massachusetts
- Terry Moran, Executive Director, Massachusetts Workforce Alliance
- Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
For questions related to MassCEC’s Board of Directors, please contact Sarah Colao Wallach at SWallach@masscec.com or 617-315-9355
Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Secretary Kathleen Theoharides oversees the Commonwealth's six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies. Secretary Theoharides joined the Baker-Polito Administration in 2016 as Director of Climate and Global Warming Solutions in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. As Director and later Assistant Secretary, Secretary Theoharides guided the development and implementation of the Administration’s efforts to safeguard Massachusetts from the impacts of climate change, support cities and towns, and coordinate efforts across state government to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. She worked to implement Executive Order 569, led the development of the State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan and created the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program, working to grow the program to reach 50 percent of cities and towns in the Commonwealth in less than 3 years. Secretary Theoharides was promoted to Undersecretary in 2019, and continued to lead the Commonwealth’s efforts on climate change, including working to strengthen regional and national coalitions focused on bipartisan state climate leadership including the United States Climate Alliance and the Transportation Climate Initiative. Trained as a field biologist, Secretary Theoharides began her policy career working in Washington, D.C. at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and Defenders of Wildlife. After returning to Massachusetts, she served as the Executive Director of the Hilltown Land Trust, and founded Theoharides Consulting which provided climate and environmental policy analysis, strategic planning, and facilitation to universities, government agencies and non-profits. Secretary Theoharides received a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College and Masters of Science in Ecology and Environmental Biology from University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Martin E. Aikens, Business Agent, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103
Aikens joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 103, as an apprentice in 1971 and became a journeyman electrician in 1975. He served as officer on the Examining Board from 1980 to 1985, and was elected to serve as an officer on the Executive Board in 1985. He served as Vice President of Local 103 I.B.E.W. for 13 years, and has served as a Local 103 Business Agent since 1999. As a Local 103 Business Agent Aikens oversees electrical construction projects that contain renewable energy installations in the cities and towns in Local 103’s area. Aikens coordinated the installation of the Photovoltaic Panels at Local 103’s Training Center in 2002, and in 2003 he implemented a Solar Energy Training Program with the Joint Apprentice and Training Center for our apprentices and journeyman. Aikens currently serves as Chairman of the Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals. He previously served on the the CERC Committee, Mayor Menino’s Green Building Task Force to change Article 80, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust.
Secretary Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
As Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Mike Kennealy is responsible for advancing the Baker-Polito Administration’s agenda to create economic opportunity for residents, collaborative leadership in communities, an environment that supports job creation and business growth, and new housing for residents through targeted investments. In early 2015, Kennealy joined the Administration as Assistant Secretary for Business Growth. As Assistant Secretary, Kennealy played an integral role in advancing the administration’s strategy for job creation and business development across the entire Commonwealth and provided leadership in key sectors, including serving as co-chair of the board of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Kennealy combines a successful track record in the private sector with a strong commitment to the public good. He began his career in private equity at TA Associates, a Boston-based firm. In 1997, he joined Spectrum Equity, a private equity firm founded in 1994 with offices in Boston and San Francisco. During his more than 15 years at Spectrum, he helped grow the firm to become an established market leader with nearly $5 billion in assets under management and investments in over 100 high-growth internet, software and information services companies. After his career in private equity, Kennealy spent two years as Special Advisor to the Receiver at Lawrence Public Schools, where he worked with the state-appointed superintendent/receiver on strategic and financial initiatives to support the school district’s turnaround plan. Kennealy received a A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
President John B. Cook, Springfield Technical Community College
Dr. John B. Cook was named the sixth president of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in 2016. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Cook was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Manchester Community College (MCC) in New Hampshire. In his role as Chief Academic Officer, he was responsible for the administration, leadership, and oversight of all academic programs and faculty at the college. He also worked for 12 years at Granite State College, one of four institutions that constitute the public University System of New Hampshire; Granite State is known particularly as the leading provider of public online education in the state. He served in multiple roles including Assistant Dean of Faculty, Faculty Coordinator, and Research and Evaluation Coordinator for a child welfare training partnership. For a number of years Dr. Cook taught Research Methods and Educational Psychology part-time to Granite State undergraduates. His past local service has included serving as a member of the Town of Tuftonboro (NH) Budget Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Planning Board. He holds a BS from St. Lawrence University in Psychology and Anthropology, a Master's degree in Community/Social Psychology from UMass Lowell, and a Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum/Instruction) from the University of New Hampshire.
President Anthony Benoit, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Anthony Benoit was named as Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology’s (BFIT) 12th President in 2014. Under Benoit’s leadership, BFIT has added seven new technology programs, expanded its student support and career services, and created an accelerated degree program for high school students, all while not raising tuition for the past four years. Benoit is passionate about providing pathways through affordable higher education to high-paying jobs for the young people of Boston, particularly those who may not have many other opportunities. Before joining BFIT, Benoit served as division director for technology programs and professor of environmental technology at Three Rivers Community College in Connecticut. Benoit has a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale, an M.A. in Psychology from Connecticut College, and an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Tom Galvin, Director, RESHydro
A 35-year environmental and energy industry veteran, Thomas Galvin serves as a corporate director for two Scotland-based energy technology companies, ResHydro (a hydrokinetic technology company) and Marine Fuel Conversions (a combustion system technology company focused on the use of biogas and biofuels for vessels operating in the Baltic Sea, The Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean). Mr. Galvin co-founded Boston-based energy management provider SourceOne. SourceOne’s market leading position and high-margin recurring revenue streams enabled the company to successfully capitalize its substantial growth ultimately leading to Veolia Energy acquiring SourceOne. Mr. Galvin’s entry into the deregulated electricity market began as the director of retail services in the eastern U.S. for PacifiCorp Power Marketing, an investor-owned utility based in Portland, Ore. Mr. Galvin directed competitive market initiatives focused at de-regulating electric commodity opportunities in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Mr. Galvin’s co-founded an environmental consulting practice, Hygienetics. Hygienetics grew from a startup to a commercial success employing 300 professionals and operating seven offices in the U.S. and one in Germany. In the Hygienetics’s first year of eligibility, INC named it a Top 500 business. Mr. Galvin spent the early years of his career as a public servant. He served for seven years as the director of environmental management and energy planning at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). At Massport, Mr. Galvin was responsible for environmental compliance of capital development and operational initiatives. He managed all federal, state and municipal environmental agency relationships, communication and project permitting processes. At the time, Massport-wide environmental licensing and permitting comprised over $5 billion in capital development projects. Mr. Galvin also served as an environmental planner at the executive office of environmental affairs, administering area wide water planning studies mandated by the Clean Water Act. Galvin earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Anselm College and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.
Bob Haber, Chief Investment Officer, Proficio Capital Partners
Bob Haber is a founder, partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Proficio Capital Partners. Bob was most recently the CEO and CFO of Haber Trilix Advisors. Previously, he was the Chief Investment Officer for Fidelity Investments Canada (12 year tenure) and Head of Equities for Pyramis Global Advisors, the institutional arm of Fidelity Investments. Bob was also portfolio manager of both the Fidelity Canadian Disciplined Equity Fund and the Fidelity Canadian Balanced Fund since their inception in 1998, until March 2009. These funds each earned a prestigious Lipper Fund Award as the top-performing fund of the decade in each of their respective Lipper categories. Before joining Fidelity, Bob was a management consultant at McKinsey, and a chemical and engineering analyst for Exxon Corporation. Bob holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Bob is currently an owner of the NBA Boston Celtics and member of its Board of Directors.
Commissioner Judith Judson, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Judith Judson was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources in April 2015. Prior to joining the DOER, she worked at Customized Energy Solutions as Director of Emerging Technologies for the U.S. where she advised clients on the use of innovative technologies to cost-effectively modernize the US electric grid. Judson joined Customized Energy Solutions from Massachusetts-based clean energy technology company, Beacon Power LLC, where she served as Vice President of Asset Management and Market Development. As a nationally recognized expert on energy storage, Judson has participated in numerous hearings and technical conferences at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to serving on the MassCEC board, Judson chairs the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and represents Massachusetts on the Boards of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc. Previously Judson served as Chairman and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission during the Romney Administration. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.
Secretary Michael J. Heffernan, Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Michael J. Heffernan joined Governor Charlie Baker's cabinet as Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in August 2017. In his role, Secretary Heffernan is in charge of formulating the governor’s budget plan, providing guidance on the economy, and implementing the state government’s $40 billion operating and $2 billion capital budgets. Secretary Heffernan also manages numerous state administrative agencies including the Department of Revenue, the Human Resources Division, the Group Insurance Commission, the Operational Services Division, and the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance. Mike previously served as Commissioner of the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he was responsible for administrating tax, revenue collection, child support, and municipal finance laws. He holds an MBA in finance from New York University, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University where he sits on the Georgetown College Board of Advisors and chairs the Georgetown Library Board.
President Marty Meehan, The University of Massachusetts
Marty Meehan, the 27th president of the University of Massachusetts, is the first undergraduate alumnus to lead the system. He was named to the presidency after eight successful years as chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he propelled that institution forward by every important measure of higher education. During his tenure, UMass Lowell achieved record growth in enrollment, student retention and funding for research and scholarships. The campus underwent a stunning physical transformation with new academic buildings and residence halls, upgraded academic and research facilities, and enhanced student activity spaces.Meehan represented the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2007, where he served on the House Armed Services and Judiciary committees. Widely respected as a reformer, he established a national reputation for his legislative leadership in transforming campaign finance laws and protecting the public from the health risks of tobacco use. Previously, he served as Massachusetts deputy secretary of state for securities and corporations and he was the first assistant district attorney of Middlesex County.
Meehan graduated cum laude from UMass Lowell in 1978 with a degree in education and political science. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University in 1981 and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1986. He holds honorary degrees from Suffolk University, Green Mountain College in Vermont and Shenkar College of Engineering & Design in Israel.
Terry Moran, Executive Director, Massachusetts Workforce Alliance
Terry Moran is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Alliance. He has served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition since 2011, overseeing the work of the eleven YouthBuild programs in the Commonwealth. Moran began his professional career as a public-school teacher and administrator, before moving on to a career in the field of commercial and residential construction as a union carpenter and general contractor. Feeling the need to get back to work with young people, Terry discovered YouthBuild in 1994 as the first Director of YouthBuild New Bedford which combined the skills learned from his previous careers. During that time, he co-founded the Massachusetts YouthBuild Coalition and became a Board member of the Massachusetts Workforce Alliance, serving as the President and Treasurer of that organization. He moved on to work at the national level as the Director of State Policy Development at YouthBuild USA, until seeing a need to expand YouthBuild in Massachusetts. He both developed and directed a new YouthBuild program in Fall River. In 2010, Terry was named the National Director of the Year by YouthBuild USA. He has also worked extensively for non-profit organizations, providing training and grant writing services.
Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Rosalin Acosta is the newly appointed Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. She is a widely respected financial and banking service professional with over thirty years of experience in Greater Boston financial institutions, most recently as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Enterprise Wealth Management at Enterprise Bank in Lowell, where she oversaw the operations of the bank’s Wealth Management and Brokerage divisions since 2013. Secretary Acosta has also worked in senior executive roles at TD Bank and Sovereign Bank (now Santander). She serves in many community and civic capacities, including as a Board Member of The Boston Foundation, a Board Overseer at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2009, where she was a founding member of Milagros Para Ninos, and a 14-year Member of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA). Acosta was a Director and Planning Member of the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and was appointed a Northern Essex Community College Trustee by Governor Baker in 2016. Secretary Acosta has been named one of Boston’s Most Influential Women by the Women of Harvard Club in 2014, where she serves on the Leadership Committee, and El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts for three consecutive years. Born in Cuba, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team. She is the proud mother of five children and an avid traveler, runner and cyclist.