Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) March 06, 2015
The Maryland Clean Energy Center is pleased to announce the addition of Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA to the MCEC 2015 Advisory Council.
Advanced Biofuels USA , a nonprofit educational organization headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and climate change/pollution control solution. Technology neutral and feedstock agnostic, it serves as a resource for everyone from opinion-leaders, decision-makers and legislators to industry professionals, investors, researchers, educators and journalists via http://www.AdvancedBiofuelsUSA.org, technology assessments, government staff briefings, conference participation, lectures, and general assistance to those interested in advanced biofuels.
"I'm excited to bring expertise on biofuels to conversations about energy in Maryland," noted Ivancic. "So often people think only of electricity and heat when considering energy. I'm glad to see MCEC giving more attention to transportation fuels, as well."
The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is an instrumentality of the state created with an economic development mission to advance the adoption of clean energy along with energy efficiency products, services and technologies. MCEC works to leverage private sector capital to implement public sector energy goals as well as to help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy bills.
Members of the Advisory Council are appointed annually by the MCEC Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and counsel, represent the views of their sector, and help mobilize partners in their industries and communities.
The Advisory Council represents a broad range of energy and technology experts, financial and legal professionals, and community leaders – who serve to advise the staff and Board of MCEC. “The Advisory Council is a critical element of our operation,” said George Ashton, Board Chairman and CEO of SOL Systems. “We call on them frequently as subject matter experts. The contribution of their time and expertise is immensely valuable. ” said Executive Director, I. Katherine Magruder. MCEC strives to insure the Council is composed of a diverse group representing geographic areas across the state, a broad mix of business interests from the energy sector, and key government agencies that work on related policy or programs.
The entire 2015 Advisory Council list of appointees includes:
John Ackerly, President, Alliance for Green Heat
Ted Atwood, Director of the Baltimore City Energy Office, Baltimore City
Steve Arabia, Director of External Affairs, NRG
Erica Bannerman, Energy Manager, Prince George's County Office of Central Services
Deriece Pate Bennett, Vice President of Government Affairs, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Dan Bresette, Program Manager, MEA
Stephanie Bridgeforth, Senior Account Executive, NORESCO
Kevin Brown, Senior Partner, Hobbs & Towne, Inc.
Frank Caliva III, President, P.R. Quinlan
Paula Carmody, People's Counsel, Office of People's Counsel
Chris Clark, Program Manager, Clean Technology & Sustainability, DBED
Susan Corry, Energy Conservation Manager, Facilities Manager, University of MD Office of Sustainability
Lauren Demko, Senior Marketing Associate, SemaConnect
Tom Dennison, Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs, SMECO
Tom Dwyer, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Robert Glidewell, Area Manager, Government Relations & Business Relations, Washington Gas
Ricky Gratz, Manager Market Development & Reg. Affairs, Opower
Brian Hager, Manager, Central Approval Dept., Mariner Finance
Ed Hatcher, President, The Hatcher Group
Ben Hobbs, Theodore K. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management Director, Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute, John Hopkins University
Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels, USA
Courtney Jenkins, Commercial Lender, Presidential Bank
John Jimison, Managing Director, Energy Future Coalition
John Johansen, Managing Director, GeoViron
Elizabeth Kaiga, Director, Strategy & Client Development, CohnReznick
Andrew Kays, Deputy Director, Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority
Jeff King, Climate and Energy Team Leader, Department of Environmental Resources Metopolitan Washington Council of Governments
Chris Kelley, Vice President, Energy Solutions, Energetics Incorporated
Connie Lausten, Principal, cLausten, LLC.
Arthur Lazerow, Chairman, Triea Systems, LLC
Arjun Makhijani, President, Institute for Energy & Environmental Research
Austin Montgomery, Program Manager, Carnegie Mellon University; Software Engineering Institute
Shannon Moore, Acting Manager, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources Frederick County Government
Jack Neil, Mid- Atlantic Geothermal Industries Coalition
Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power & Light
Dave Oberholzer, Director of Energy Products and Business Development, Earth Networks
Rick Peters, President, Solar Energy Service
Mike Petito, Commercial & Industrial Accounts Manager, Sharp Energy
John Quinn, Director of State Affairs, BGE
Dan Rider, Program Manager, Forest Stewardship & Utilization, Maryland Dept of Natural Resources
Deborah Risher, Owner, Belair Engineerging
Rebecca Rush, President, Renewable Energy Stewardship
Adam Santry, Allied Well Drilling
Melanie Santiago-Moser, Director, Government Affairs, Sun Edison
Yolanda Seabrooks, Program Director, Brian D Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund
Grant Schmelzer, Executive Director, IEC-Chesapeake
Jeffrey Schub, Vice President, Coalition for Green Capital
Alison Shea, Account Executive, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Dan Skowronski, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
Krista M. Smith, Assurance and Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Louis Stanley II, Business Development, NRGroup
Nicole Steele, Executive Director, Grid Alternatives
Brian Toll, President, Ecobeco
Marta Tomic, Energy Program Manager, Solar, Maryland Energy Administration
Barbara Bauman Tyran, Director, Washington & State Relations, Electric Power Research Institute
Fred Ugast, President, U.S. Photovoltaics, Inc.
Laurie Vaudreiul, CEO, Mosaic Power
Charles Washington, Jr, Director, Maryland State Relations, PEPCO & Delmarva Power
Daniel Wallace, Director, BITH Energy
Brian Whitesides, Associate Director, Energy and Structured Finance, Clark Financial Services Group
Malcolm Woolf, Senior VP, Policy & Gov't Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy
Al Williams, Director - Federal Marketing, AMERESCO
Bill Wolf, Manager, I&C Conservation Programs, BGE
William Zwack, Director, Sustainable Buildings, SRA International
Trent Zivkovich, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
MCEC is authorized by statute to facilitate public- private and public-public partnerships, and is using its unique financing capabilities to accomplish its mission. With implementation of the Maryland Home Energy Loan Program (MHLEP) in 2011 and the Maryland Clean Energy Capital Program (MCAP)in 2012; MCEC is working to remove barriers associated with access to capital for residential, commercial, institutional, municipal and not-for-profit consumers who wish to make energy improvements and related capital investments.
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For more information, contact Maryland Clean Energy Center; Keith Johnston, Director of Communications at kjohnston(at)mdcleanenergy(dot)org, call 443-949-8505, or visit our website at http://www.mdcleanenergy.org