President & CEO, ENGIE North America
Frank Demaille is President and CEO of ENGIE North America Inc., which manages a range of energy businesses in the United States and Canada, including clean power generation and cogeneration, retail energy sales, and comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense. Nearly 100 percent of the company’s power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and energy efficiency services provider in the world, with operations in 70 countries employing 150,000 people, including 1,000 researchers in 11 R&D centers.
Prior to this role, Frank served as Executive Vice President of ENGIE’s international division of the Energy Services Branch (BES), in charge of the BES business development and its activities in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas.
He was previously the CEO of CPCU, the district heating system of Paris (4,200 MWth, 600 km of network), and worked in Dubai and Santiago, Chile, for ENGIE’s Energy International business.
Before joining the company in 2009, he held various positions in the French Ministry of Finance and as an advisor of the French Prime Minister.
Frank graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the “Corps des Mines” in France. He also holds a master’s degree in Finance.
As Vice President and General Manager of Flexibility Solutions, Christian Weeks is responsible leading EnerNOC’s global demand response and distributed energy resources business, which is focused on connecting and monetizing all types of distributed energy assets with wholesale and retail energy market opportunities to maximize savings, ensure resiliency, and increase sustainability.
Christian has over a decade of experience in energy and technology businesses and is passionate about disruptive technologies and scalable growth. Since joining EnerNOC in 2009, Christian has held various roles in strategy, sales, and operations. Most recently, Christian led EnerNOC’s software and demand response businesses in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to joining EnerNOC, Christian worked in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice based in Washington, DC. Christian is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School and a board member of the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).
Mary Ellen Paravalos serves as President of the Board of Directors for New England Women in Energy and Environment (NEWIEE). Founded in Boston in 2008 by a group of eminently accomplished women, NEWIEE harness the passion, intelligence and leadership experience of New England women to promote and encourage public interest in the energy and environment sectors.
Mary Ellen is Vice President, ISO, Siting and Compliance for Eversource Energy. Eversource Energy is the largest energy delivery company in New England, serving 3.7 million customers through its electric and gas subsidiaries and transmission & distribution network. Previously Mary Ellen has held several roles at National Grid in the United States and United Kingdom.
Mary Ellen has been a representative on numerous industry committees on reliability, energy policy, and electricity markets, and served as Chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s Energy Delivery executive advisory committee (2013 – 2015). She was Vice-Chair of the Transmission Owners caucus for the US Department of Energy’s Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative, and elected NEPOOL Vice-Chair and Chair for the Transmission sector.
Mary Ellen holds a master’s degree in electric power engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts.
David Anderson is Executive Vice President of Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions company. He is a member of the founding management team and the Board of Directors.
David Anderson has over 30 years of diversified experience in the energy industry and is responsible for the successful development and implementation of Ameresco’s strategic vision. He has played a key leadership role in driving Ameresco’s growth and development to become a leading independent energy services company throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
Throughout his career, he has held senior management positions focused on the development, engineering, financing, construction and performance of energy projects representing over $5 billion.
Edward N. Krapels, Founder and CEO of Anbaric, is a leader in the rising industry of non-utility electric transmission and distribution development. Anbaric specializes in early stage development of large-scale electric transmission systems for offshore wind projects, the transformation of the electric and heating/cooling systems on campuses, and storage solutions surrounding Microgrid installations.
Prior to the inception of Anbaric, Mr. Krapels has been a founding partner in developing several iconic electric transmission projects, including the Neptune Regional Transmission System, the Hudson Project, and several major new projects designed to bring renewable power into urban markets. Mr. Krapels is also responsible for innovations in the promising Microgrid industry. In 2009, he co-founded Viridity Energy, a company dedicated to optimizing demand-side management programs and developing the control software for Microgrids.
As a risk management advisor, Mr. Krapels has assisted major utilities, end users, and government agencies. He developed a series of Guides to energy hedging strategies for Risk which have been used by many companies around the world.
He received his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University, his M.A. at the University of Chicago, and his B.A., at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A native of the Netherlands, he is now a U.S. citizen and makes his home with his wife, Sarah Emerson, and their two sons in Andover, Massachusetts.
Dr. Emily Reichert serves as Chief Executive Officer of Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology startup incubator in the United States. As the company’s first employee, Emily has spearheaded the rapid growth of Greentown Labs into a global center for clean technology innovation, attracting visitors and partners from around the world.
Emily started her career at Arthur D. Little as a Ph.D. scientist and progressed into R&D, business development and general management roles. Prior to Greentown Labs, she was the Director of Business Operations at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry where she helped grow the angel-funded startup into a sustainable contract R&D business with a mission to minimize environmental impact of chemical products.
Emily has served as a board member or as a key advisor for a number of innovation and entrepreneurship-focused organizations including the Northeast Clean Energy Council, Cleantech Open Northeast, Cyclotron Road, the Incubatenergy Network and the MIT Enterprise Forum.
She holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Tom Burton is the Founder & Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy & Sustainability Practice. Tom’s zeal for innovation and passion for energy and sustainability have shaped the clean energy industry. He created one of the nation’s first clean energy legal practices. Clients ranging from investors to entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies rely on him for creative and strategic legal solutions, and he has completed hundreds of venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs.
He guides the industry’s next generation of leaders through active involvement with start-up organizations and accelerators. The Northeast Clean Energy Council recognized his pioneering role in the Northeast with a Decade of Influence award in 2017.
Lance has spent his career building new ventures and partnerships for impact at the intersection of international development, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and public/global policy. His work spans NGOs, the public sector, strategy consulting and Fortune 20 corporate experience across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
He previously held senior positions in climate, sustainable investing and corporate responsibility, including Executive Director of Ceres, the host organization of the $13 trillion Investor Network on Climate Risk and founding Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In CSR, he has worked with AFP, the world’s third largest news agency, the World Bank and served as Director, Corporate Issues Management for former Fortune 20 food and consumer goods parent company, Altria Group.
Lance began his career in sustainable development as a strategy consultant working with global consumer brands, United Nations agencies, leading international development NGOs and serving in the Peace Corps in Asia. His recent board and advisory roles include NGOs focused on Africa and Latin America, global energy and economic policy, data for development and social entrepreneurship.
Anne L. Kelly is the senior director of policy and the BICEP Network at Ceres. She is a registered lobbyist and is actively engaged on Capitol Hill on behalf of Ceres and BICEP Network member companies.
Anne is an environmental lawyer with twenty years of combined experience in the private and public sectors. In the 1990s she directed the Massachusetts-based Environmental Crimes Strike Force consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of legal and engineering professionals charged with bringing high-profile civil and criminal actions against environmental violators through the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Anne later worked as special assistant to EPA Region 1 Administrator John DeVillars. In this role, she worked on corporate leadership programs and developed an International Pollution Prevention Program which was piloted in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Anne is a certified mediator and a founding partner in the Boston-based law and mediation firm, Creative Resolutions, LLC where she served clients facing environmental disputes at the state and federal levels. Anne is a member of the adjunct faculty of Boston College Law School where she has taught courses in environmental law and climate change. Anne has also taught environmental law at Tufts University, Suffolk University and New England School of Law. She serves on the board of the Environmental League of Massachusetts. In addition to her law degree, Anne holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Principal Investigator of the ISE Carbon-Free Boston Project, Professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University
Dr. Cutler J. Cleveland is a Professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University. Dr. Cleveland has 30 years of research experience on energy transitions and energy life cycle analysis, and is the author of 10 texts and reference works in the energy and environmental sciences.
He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Earth, the co-author of Environmental Science, and the recipient of the Adelman-Frankel Award from the United States Association of Energy Economics. Dr. Cleveland has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, the Energy Information Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.