The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 directors. Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr., Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, serves as Chair.
Secretary Sullivan served as the mayor of Westfield from 1994 to 2007. In that capacity, he also served as chairman of the Westfield School Committee. In 2005, Sullivan was recognized by the New England Association of School Superintendents with its annual President Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Mayors Association, past chairman of the Turnpike Advisory Board, and a past member of the Governor’s Local Advisory Committee. He also served as founding president of the Winding River Land Conservancy, which has protected 1,700 acres in western Hampden County. Sullivan graduated from Westfield High School and holds degrees from Bates College, and Western New England School of Law.
Secretary Joanne F. Goldstein oversees the Commonwealth’s eight labor and workforce regulatory agencies: the Departments of Industrial Accidents, Labor, and Workforce Development as well as the Divisions of Apprentice Training, Career Services, Labor Relations, Occupational Safety, and Unemployment Assistance.
Previously, Secretary Goldstein ran her own successful employment and labor law practice where she represented a wide range of unions, specializing in representing unions in the utilities industry. In 1996, she was named General Counsel for the Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO (UWUA), where she oversaw all union legal matters and spearheaded national union policy on issues including workforce development, health care, safety issues, and training. Secretary Goldstein is a recipient of the Women’s Bar Association 2009 Women of Justice Award, as well as a past awardee of the Cushing-Gavin Award from the Archdiocese of Boston’s Labor Guild and the AFL-CIO Achievement Award. She has also been named a Distinguished Alumnae by her law school.
Secretary Goldstein has served on numerous advisory boards with professional organizations, including the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the American Arbitration Association, the Jewish Labor Committee and the Women’s Bar Association.
Secretary Greg Bialecki oversees the Commonwealth’s business development, housing & community development, and consumer affairs & business regulations undersecretariats. As Governor Patrick’s chief housing and economic development advisor and cabinet member, Secretary Bialecki has oversight of fourteen state agencies.
Glen Shor serves as secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. He is responsible for managing state finances, including preparation of the governor’s budget recommendation, development of a state capital budget, managing budgetary activities across state government, and developing long-term fiscal policy. He also oversees the state agencies that provide core administrative services in the Commonwealth, including the collection of state taxes, the administration of IT services and the management of human resources in state government.
Prior to being appointed executive director of the Health Connector in June of 2010, Shor was a leading policy point person for Governor Deval Patrick in implementing health care reform in Massachusetts. As Assistant Secretary for Health Care Policy and Deputy General Counsel at A&F, he played a critical role in overseeing the early policy decisions of the Health Connector and the financing of health care reform. He also helped fashion the recommendations of the Special Commission on the Health Care Payment System, which sparked policy focus and market progress towards health care payment and delivery system reform in Massachusetts.
Before serving in the Patrick-Murray Administration, Shor was a senior policy director and assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, a senior policy aide and counsel to former U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, and a public interest attorney defending the constitutionality of our nation’s campaign finance laws in U.S. Supreme Court litigation.
Shor holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History.
Mark D. Sylvia is the Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). He has served as the Director of DOER’s Green Community Division since February 2009, providing programs and guidance to help the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns transition to a cleaner energy future. He and his team have overseen the successful allocation of over $42 million in federal stimulus-funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants, and established criteria for and implemented the signature initiative of the Green Communities Act – designating 53 cities and towns as Green Communities, distributing over $8 million in Green Communities grants to municipalities in 2010, and preparing to award another $3.62 million in early 2011 to help newly designated communities make local clean energy investments.
Prior to joining the DOER, Sylvia was an official in Plymouth town government for over a decade, including serving as Assistant Town Manager and Acting Town Manager, before becoming Town Manager in 2005. Working closely with Plymouth’s volunteer Energy Committee and professional staff, Sylvia helped lead numerous efforts in support of the Plymouth 2020 Plan – an initiative that set ambitious energy independence targets, including a goal to run all municipal buildings with renewable energy by the Town’s 400th Anniversary. Other Plymouth 2020 projects include implementation of a energy conservation policy, energy efficiency measures at town facilities, a pilot fuel-efficient vehicle program, and plans for the siting of two wind turbines at the town-owned wastewater treatment plant and solar PV panels at the town solid waste transfer stations. Mark’s experience also includes working as a contract consultant for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and serving in elected positions in his hometown of Fairhaven, including as a member of the School Committee from 1998 to 2004 and presently as the elected Town Moderator. Mark is a graduate of The American University in Washington, DC where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration.
Robert L. Caret was elected President of the five-campus, 68,000-student University of Massachusetts system on January 13, 2011. From 2003 to 2011, President Caret was president of Towson University where he also served as a faculty member, dean, executive vice president and provost during his more than 25-year tenure at the university. Between 1995 and 2003, he left Towson to assume the presidency of San Jose State University. Dr. Caret is credited with helping to reinvigorate both the Towson and San Jose State University campuses, and he championed a joint city/university effort to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose. As president of Towson University, President Caret created partnerships with regional business and non-profit and civic organizations, raised student graduation rates, and undertook a capital fundraising and building campaign. Under his leadership, the six-year graduation rate for all Towson students rose from 60 percent in 2003 to 75 percent in 2010. More impressively, the six-year graduation rate for African-American students rose from 48 percent in 2003 to 76 percent in 2010. He oversaw the construction of numerous academic and student life facilities, as well as roads, parking, utilities and infrastructure to support these buildings. In addition, during his tenure, the university's total enrollment increased from 17,188 in fall 2003 to 21,840 in fall 2010. Active in regional and national organizations and boards, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the CollegeBound Foundation, the Board of Directors for 1st Mariner Bancorp and the Board of Advisors for Evergreen Capital LLC. He recently served on the NCAA Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics and served on their Presidential Advisory Group and the Football Academic Working Group. He has also served on the American Flag Foundation Board of Directors (2006-2009), the Board of Directors of the American Council of Education (ACE), the Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the Maryland Governor's Workforce Investment Board, and the Maryland P-20 Leadership Council. He currently serves on the Executive Steering Committee of the AASCU Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI). He was inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber Business Hall of Fame in 2006 and was awarded the Towson University Hillel Gesher Award in 2010. He was also awarded the Metropolitan Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award in 1999.
President Caret has authored many articles in business and professional publications in the fields of chemistry, chemical education and higher education. He co-authored four textbooks in the fields of organic chemistry and allied health chemistry. The Maryland Chapter of the American Chemical Society recognized President Caret's achievements by honoring him with the George L. Braude Award in 2005. President Caret received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 1974 and his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics from Suffolk University in 1969. His honorary degrees include a Doctor of Humane Letters from San Jose State University (2004) and National Hispanic University (1997) and a Doctor of Science degree from Suffolk University (1996). He and his wife Elizabeth have four children and reside in Boston.
Dr. Gail E. Carberry assumed the Presidency of Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester in 2006, following a 30 year career in academic affairs, strategic planning, institutional advancement and public affairs at Springfield Technical Community College. During her professional career she has raised in excess of $120 million for community college programs and services, has led capital campaigns and built college endowments. She established the STCC Foundation and its Alumni program and has forged strategic partnerships with industry.
Dr. Carberry is a 2005 recipient of the CRD Lifetime Service Award, having delivered dozens of national and regional workshop sessions on development topics as well as co-teaching the 2004 CRD Specialist Training Program. Her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts focuses on organizational change and the diffusion of innovations in community colleges through resource development initiatives.
Chang is a Principal at The Brattle Group, currently advising clients on the financial and regulatory issues relating to renewable energy investment and procurement decisions. She is an economist with a background in electrical engineering and has expertise in the analysis of electricity power markets. She has authored numerous expert reports for clients and submitted expert testimony before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding electricity market design issues.
She recently worked on issues including evaluating the potential impact of integrating renewable energy onto power systems. Accordingly, she has designed a model that estimates the operational impact of variable resources on a grid. She also has recently worked with a major transmission company in analyzing how overlaying extra-high voltage transmission infrastructure could enable the interconnection of additional renewable energy and thereby reduce carbon emissions. She has worked with the two major Connecticut utilities in analyzing the New England renewable energy market as an essential part of their 10-year system planning process. In addition, Ms. Chang has been assisting developers to assess the risks associated with market dynamics including renewable energy credit markets and transmission access.
Chang is the founding director of the non-profit association New England Women in Energy and the Environment. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.
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.
Gloria Cordes Larson, JD, prominent lawyer, public policy expert, and business leader, was elected to the presidency of Bentley University by the Bentley Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2007.
Larson, formerly the co-chair of the government strategies group at Foley Hoag LLP, a leading national law firm, managed a practice that covered a broad array of federal, state and local regulatory and business development issues, including real estate development, energy, insurance, environmental permitting, transportation, advertising and internet privacy matters.
Widely influential in economic policy, Larson led a business advisory cabinet for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and served as co-chair of his transition team in 2006. She was Secretary of Economic Affairs from 1993 to 1996 and Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation from 1991 to 1993, under Massachusetts Governor William Weld. Prior to her state service, she oversaw business and regulatory issues at the federal level as a senior official with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Larson served as an attorney advisor to FTC Commissioner Patricia Bailey from 1981 to 1988, and as the deputy director of consumer protection at the FTC from 1990 to 1991.
Larson is an advocate for education and job creation, a commitment which was evident in her work as co-chair of the board of the non-partisan think tank MassINC; co-chair of the Great Schools Campaign, a school reform partnership managed by the Mass Insight Education and Research Institute; and her role in Global Massachusetts 2015, a multi-year leadership initiative to create a vision for economic success in key and emerging industry sectors over the next decade. Larson served as co-chair of Governor Deval Patrick's Finance Commission for his education reform proposal, the Readiness Project, charged with recommending revenue sources to fund the project. She presently serves as chairman of the Education Working Group for The Alliance for Business Leadership and as a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors.