FORT WASHINGTON, PA (January 6, 2021) – CMC Energy Services has named Michellene Davis and Charlotte Matthews to its Board of Directors effective January 1. These dynamic business leaders further expand and diversify CMC’s Board while bringing a wealth of experiences that will propel the company forward.
“We are so excited to be able to add Michellene and Charlotte to our Board,” said Mimi Iklé-Khalsa, chair of CMC’s Board of Directors. “Their addition will enable CMC to pursue new areas of growth while bringing decades of experience to our Board. Equally important, they share CMC’s vision of creating a more livable and sustainable future for all.”
Michellene’s and Charlotte’s arrival on the Board coincides with the departure of Rob Brenner, who will be stepping down from the Board. Rob, a Board member for nine years, played a key role in CMC’s growth during the last decade. Before joining CMC’s Board, Rob was one of the architects of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 during his tenure as director of the Air Policy Office at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Michellene is a nationally recognized, award-winning health equity innovation strategist and senior government affairs and policy executive who has supported not only significant healthcare industry growth but also racial equity approaches to aiding vulnerable populations through evidence-based, equity-informed policy and procedural transformations.
With significant experience in policy, law, government and healthcare, Michellene has spent more than 20 years championing new policies and strengthening systems’ abilities to address social, systemic, structural and political inequities to build more fiscally sound and equitable operations in health care delivery, government and nonprofit administration.
Michellene has held political-appointed positions at the senior most tier of government and has been a Chief of Staff, Deputy State Treasurer and Acting State Treasurer, Chief Policy Counsel to a Governor and CEO to a state lottery with revenue in excess of $2.4B. She has served as a chief strategist to elected officials at the municipal, state and federal level and corporate c-suite executives alike.
Charlotte’s career spans building design, construction management, real estate development and urban tech, always with the goal of finding scalable solutions to reduce the climate impact of buildings. At Sidewalk Labs, Charlotte leads a cross-functional team that marries real estate and utility experience, with product development and commercialization to address the challenge of electrifying the built environment without massive cost impacts to utility customers.
Immediately prior to Sidewalk, Charlotte led green building and energy infrastructure activity for Related Companies. During her tenure with Related, the company built 30+ LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum buildings and numerous energy projects. Charlotte’s largest project was a microgrid anchored by a massive cogeneration plant to support 8 MSF of development at Hudson Yards, the largest real estate development in U.S. history.
Charlotte has served on numerous government task forces including the NYC Building Resiliency Task Force, NYC 80×50 Technical Working, NYC Green Codes Task Force, NYS DPS REV Market Design Working Group, US-DOE Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub Advisory Committee, and DOE & EPA Labs 21 EPC Development Committee. She served as vice-chair of the Real Estate Roundtable SPAC and co-chair of the AIA-Boston COTE. She is a longtime board member of IMT and was an advisor to the World Resource Institute board and member of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Advisory group.
In addition to the new Board members, Rob Brenner’s departure is an opportunity to recognize the tremendous impact he had on CMC.
“I want to express our appreciation for Rob’s numerous contributions to CMC during his time here,” Iklé-Khalsa said. “Rob provided invaluable leadership as the company has grown in size during the last decade. CMC benefitted from Rob’s many years as head of EPA’s Air Policy Office where he was recognized by several Presidents for his many contributions to improving the country’s air quality. His steady influence and support, ready smile, and ability to put the needs of customers first will be greatly missed.”
About CMC Energy Services
CMC Energy Services is a certified women-owned business (WBENC) that supports more than 30 utility energy efficiency programs, representing residential, low-income, multifamily and commercial markets. To date, CMC has worked closely with major utilities and government agencies across America to provide energy audits to more than 600,000 residences and 50,000 commercial buildings and employs more than 270 people administering energy efficiency programs in 10 states. CMC Energy Services’ vision is to create a more livable and sustainable planet for all. Its programs provide broad economic, energy, environmental, public health and employment benefits on a national level. It is our goal to see regulators, energy providers, and companies such as ours work together to deliver these results. Most recently, CMC was named one of the Top Workplaces in the Delaware Valley for 2020 by the Philadelphia Inquirer and in Connecticut for 2020.