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The Environmental Business Council Elects Catherine Finneran as Chair of the Board of Directors

Posted June 16, 2020 by

Press Release Contact:
Daniel K. Moon
Executive Director, EBCNE
(617) 262-4050
dmoon@ebcne.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2020 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce the election of Catherine A. Finneran as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Ms. Finneran is Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy delivery company. She leads the company’s sustainability programs and initiatives, managing a team of scientists, engineers, and environmental specialists focused on project siting and permitting and regulatory compliance as Eversource works to achieve its industry-leading goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. Throughout her career, Ms. Finneran has focused on clean energy, environmental protection, and economic development, including in previous roles with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that helped establish Massachusetts as a national leader in the clean energy economy.

“I am honored to be elected chair of this distinguished board, which brings together business leaders who understand that environmental sustainability goes hand-in-hand with our economic success,” said Finneran. “Through our continued collaboration at the Environmental Business Council, I look forward to working with leaders in the public and private sectors to help keep our region at the forefront of environmental protection and the clean energy economy.”

The EBC Board of Directors is made up of leaders from across the environmental and energy industry in New England. As Chair, Ms. Finneran will lead the EBC Board of Directors in enhancing business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses in New England.

“Catherine is one of the business community’s brightest leaders on environmental sustainability, and we’re excited to welcome her as Chair of the Environmental Business Council of New England Board of Directors,” said Daniel Moon, Executive Director of the EBC.

The EBC is looking forward to working with Ms. Finneran to improve the organization and support the industry.

Catherine A. Finneran, Vice President, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs
Eversource Energy
247 Station Drive, Westwood, MA 02090
781.441.8859 | catherine.finneran@eversource.com

Catherine Finneran is Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy delivery company. She manages 60 scientists, engineers, and specialists focused on project siting and permitting, compliance, and sustainability. In late 2019, Eversource announced an industry-leading goal to become Carbon Neutral by 2030. This supports Eversource’s clean energy and climate leadership, and state climate goals.

Ms. Finneran comes to Eversource Energy with more than 20 years of experience focused on clean energy, environmental protection, and economic development. Before joining Eversource Energy, she served as Senior Director of the Renewable Energy Generation Division at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), where she oversaw the design and implementation of rebate and grant programs targeted at growing the Massachusetts clean energy market. She previously served as the Director of Clean Energy for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Ms. Finneran also served as the Brownfield Director for MassDEP.

Ms. Finneran is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Environmental Business Council (EBC) and Board Director and Membership Chair of the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE).

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or ebc@ebcne.org.

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