CMC President & CEO Tina Bennett was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), which was created in 1996 to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
Joining Bennett on the Board are Donnel Baird, founder of BlocPower, a clean tech startup based in New York City; William Ellis, Pepco’s Maryland Regional vice president of Governmental and External Affairs; and Jamal Lewis, director of Climate, Energy and Health at the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative.
“NEEP is excited to welcome these four outstanding individuals to the Board of Directors,” said Scott Johnstone, president of NEEP’s Board of Directors. “These leaders bring a diverse set of perspectives, experiences and subject matter proficiency to the NEEP Board. Their expertise will be assets to the organization.”
NEEP, a non-profit, is one of six Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Energy to support state efficiency policies and programs. NEEP envisions the region’s homes, buildings, and communities will be transformed into efficient, affordable, low-carbon, resilient places to live, work and play.
“I’m really excited by the opportunity to play a key role in NEEP’s mission, which aligns really well with CMC’s mission,” Bennett said. “Through NEEP I hope to help accelerate regional collaboration to promote advanced energy efficiency and related solutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, particularly on the subject of clean heating and cooling and ensuring that there is an equitable distribution of these technologies for all communities.”