Board Committees

Board of Directors Committees

Development Committee

The Development Committee supports NESEA’s fundraising activities by assisting the NESEA staff and Board in cultivating relationships with individuals and organizations who might assist or support NESEA. The Committee serves as a resource for staff and Board in exploring, assessing and implementing funding, contracting, Planned Giving, and outreach opportunities.

Loic Chappoz, NYSERDA

Kathy Fisher, Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI)

Betsy Glynn, BlueWave Solar

Arnold Sapenter, Arnold Sapenter Consulting

Andrew Webster, StudioWEBSTER

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee ensures effective board processes, structures and roles; reviews issues that arise and makes recommendations to the Board.

Betsy Glynn, BlueWave Solar

Lauren Moss, Vornado Realty Trust

Kate Stephenson, HELM Construction Solutions

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees development of the budget; ensures accurate tracking/monitoring/accountability for funds; ensures adequate financial controls; reviews major grants as appropriate. Traditionally, the Committee is chaired by the Board Treasurer.

Tom Konrad, Altenergy Stocks

Lauren Moss, Vornado Realty Trust

Fortunat Mueller, ReVision Energy

Matt Root, Integrated Eco Strategy

Larry Sherwood, Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Kate Stephenson, HELM Construction Solutions

Rachel White, Byggmeister, Inc.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the NESEA Board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Executive Committee members are elected annually by the NESEA Board of Directors. They work with the Executive Director to oversee operations of the board; often acting on behalf of the board during on-demand activities that occur between meetings, and later presenting these acts for full board review.

Arlen Li, HGA

Kate Stephenson, HELM Construction Solutions

Rachel White, Byggmeister, Inc.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee identifies needed board member skills; recruits new members and suggests potential members at a fall Board meeting in advance of the November/December Board election; and orients new members, and conducts exit interviews of departing board members.

Andrea Mancino, Bright Power

Arnold Sapenter, Arnold Sapenter Consulting

Ben Southworth, Garland Mill