Board Committees

Board of Directors Committees

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.

Saheel Chandrani, Honeywell

Lauren Moss, NORESCO

Fortunat Mueller, ReVision Energy

Ben Southworth, Garland Mill

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.

Saheel Chandrani, Honeywell

Phil Kaplan, Kaplan Thompson Architects

Ben Southworth, Garland Mill

Rachel White, Byggmeister, Inc.

Development Committee

The Development Committee is a volunteer committee comprised of NESEA members and friends who are committed to supporting NESEA’s philanthropic activities as a 501(c) (3) non-profit. The Development Committee assists the NESEA staff and Board in cultivating relationships with individuals and organizations who might assist or support NESEA and serves as a resource for staff and Board in exploring funding and outreach opportunities.

Loic Chappoz, NYSERDA

Elizabeth Glynn, BlueWave Solar

Nancy Ludwig, ICON Architecture, Inc.

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.

Elizabeth Glynn, BlueWave Solar

Lauren Moss, NORESCO

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

Fortunat Mueller, ReVision Energy

Matt Root, Integrated Eco Strategy

Larry Sherwood, Interstate Renewable Energy Council

Kate Stephenson, HELM Construction Solutions