Maryland Clean Energy Center Appoints Advanced Biofuels USA's Joanne Ivancic to 2015 Advisory Council
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 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:
President, Alliance for Green Heat
Director of the Baltimore City Energy Office, Baltimore City
Director of External Affairs, NRG
Energy Manager, Prince George's County Office of Central Services
Deriece Pate Bennett
Vice President of Government Affairs, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Program Manager, MEA
Senior Account Executive, NORESCO
Senior Partner, Hobbs & Towne, Inc.
Frank Caliva III
President, P.R. Quinlan
People's Counsel, Office of People's Counsel
Program Manager, Clean Technology & Sustainability, DBED
Energy Conservation Manager, Facilities Manager, University of MD Office of Sustainability
Senior Marketing Associate, SemaConnect
Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs, SMECO
Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Area Manager, Government Relations & Business Relations, Washington Gas
Manager Market Development & Reg. Affairs, Opower
Manager, Central Approval Dept., Mariner Finance
President, The Hatcher Group
Theodore K. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management Director, Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute, John Hopkins University
Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels, USA
Commercial Lender, Presidential Bank
Managing Director, Energy Future Coalition
Managing Director, GeoViron
Director, Strategy & Client Development, CohnReznick
Deputy Director, Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority
Climate and Energy Team Leader, Department of Environmental Resources Metopolitan Washington Council of Governments
Vice President, Energy Solutions, Energetics Incorporated
Principal, cLausten, LLC.
Chairman, Triea Systems, LLC
President, Institute for Energy & Environmental Research
Program Manager, Carnegie Mellon University; Software Engineering Institute
Acting Manager, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources Frederick County Government
Mid- Atlantic Geothermal Industries Coalition
Director, Interfaith Power & Light
Director of Energy Products and Business Development, Earth Networks
President, Solar Energy Service
Commercial & Industrial Accounts Manager, Sharp Energy
Director of State Affairs, BGE
Program Manager, Forest Stewardship & Utilization, Maryland Dept of Natural Resources
Owner, Belair Engineerging
President, Renewable Energy Stewardship
Allied Well Drilling
Director, Government Affairs, Sun Edison
Program Director, Brian D Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund
Executive Director, IEC-Chesapeake
Vice President, Coalition for Green Capital
Account Executive, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
Krista M. Smith
Assurance and Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Louis Stanley II
Business Development, NRGroup
Executive Director, Grid Alternatives
Energy Program Manager, Solar, Maryland Energy Administration
Barbara Bauman Tyran
Director, Washington & State Relations, Electric Power Research Institute
President, U.S. Photovoltaics, Inc.
CEO, Mosaic Power
Charles Washington, Jr
Director, Maryland State Relations, PEPCO & Delmarva Power
Director, BITH Energy
Associate Director, Energy and Structured Finance, Clark Financial Services Group
Senior VP, Policy & Gov't Affairs, Advanced Energy Economy
Director - Federal Marketing, AMERESCO
Manager, I&C Conservation Programs, BGE
Director, Sustainable Buildings, SRA International
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP
For more information about Advanced Biofuels USA, see www.AdvancedBiofuelsUSA.org
For the online post of this press release, see: http://advancedbiofuelsusa.info/maryland-clean-energy-center-appoints-advanced-biofuels-usas-joanne-ivancic-to-2015-advisory-council
Advanced Biofuels USA,a nonprofit educational organization advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, military flexibility, economic development and climate change mitigation/pollution control solution. Our key tool for accomplishing this is our web site,www.AdvancedBiofuelsUSA.org, a resource for everyone from opinion-leaders, decision-makers and legislators to industry professionals, investors, feedstock growers and researchers; as well as journalists, teachers and students.
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.