On the anniversary of REV’s 10th year, Gabrielle Stebbins steps in as the new director to lead the renewable business trade association in what is a very active time for the renewable energy industry in Vermont. Since 2008, Stebbins has served as Program Manager at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) in Burlington. She brings great enthusiasm and a breadth of knowledge that will enable her to effectively represent our members and continue the advancement of renewable installations and job growth.
A month before RE2013 Conference & Expo, Jennifer stepped up to take over the final organization of our huge 2-day event. Jennifer comes to us with a diverse administrative background; from exhibition development at the National Gallery of Art in DC, Business Management at a wholly new public charter school in Baltimore’s east side to working at the Vermont Department of Public Service. She is truly excited to join REV and assist Gabrielle to forward the REV mission.
REV Board Members
Chair, Tom Hughes
Sunward Systems – Vergennes – 802-497-0172
Solar hot water made simple. Sunward Systems, LLC is a Vermont-owned distributor of top-rated equipment to qualified solar thermal installers across the United States. Our team helps homeowners and small businesses save money by reducing their heating bills.
Vice Chair, Jeff Forward
Forward Thinking Consulting Service – Richmond – (802) 434-3770
Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC was formed in 1997 to provide consulting services to school districts and design firms to help them assess the potential for using alternative energy in institutional settings. Forward Thinking Consultants, LLC also works with federal and state agencies to help them design and implement alternative technology initiatives.
Treasurer, Steve Letendre
Green Mountain College – Poultney – (802) 287-8303
Green Mountain College was founded in 1834 and in 1996 adopted an environmental mission as a core component of its educational programs. GMC has gained national recognition for both through its award winning environmental liberal arts educational program and its commitment to campus sustainability. In 2010 GMC was rated the “greenest” school in the country by Sierra Magazine. Throughout its history, strong teacher-student relationships have been the hallmark of a GMC education, a tradition that continues today.
Secretary, Martha Staskus
VT Environmental Research Associates, Inc. – Waterbury Center – (802) 244-7522
For over 30 years, VERA has been a driving force for wind energy development in New England. Our professionals have the knowledge and experience to guide clients successfully from start to finish through the most challenging aspects of development.
AllEarth Renewables, Inc – Williston – (802) 872-9600
AllEarth Renewables, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of complete grid-connected wind and solar renewable energy systems that lessen dependence on nuclear and fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company’s goal is to provide turnkey products that harness the power of wind and sun for homes and businesses while creating sustainable, well-paying jobs.
SunWood Systems – Waitsfield – (802) 496-6666
As we enter the 21st Century the most common topic of conversation will no doubt be energy. Forward thinking Vermonters are on the move, searching for sustainable solutions to conventional sources such as oil and propane. SunWood Systems is a company founded with these principles in mind.
VELCO – Rutland – (802) 770-6283
Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) was formed in 1956 when local utilities joined together to create the nation’s first statewide, “transmission only” company in order to share access to clean hydro power and maintain the state’s transmission grid.
Catamount Solar, 367 Post Farm Road, South Royalton, VT 05068
Burlington Electric Department – Burlington – (802) 865-7316
BED is a municipally owned utility established in 1906 serving customers within the city of Burlington and the Burlington International airport. It is Vermont’s largest municipally owned utility serving about 16,000 residential customers and about 3,600 commercial customers.
Andrew Raubvogel Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders PLLC (SDRS) – Burlington – (802-860-1003)
Shems Dunkiel Raubvogel & Saunders PLLC (SDRS) provides legal counseling to energy, environmental, healthcare and other clients, regulatory and compliance assistance, transactional and business counsel, and litigation services. In the rapidly evolving field of energy and utility law, SDRS assists renewable energy producers before the Public Service Board & FERC, & assists in all related aspects of financing & corporate structuring.
Swiftwood Press LLC; Long Meadow Resource Management -
Swiftwood Press publishes the Roen Financial Report, a website for investors interested in alternative energy stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Sectors covered include energy efficiency, environmental, fuel alternatives, smart grid, solar and wind. Long Meadow Resource Management offers forestry, property management and land use consulting services to landowners throughout northern Vermont.
Vermont Independent Power Producers Assoc. – Montpelier -(802) 229-9580
Mathew has twenty-five years developing, owning and operating independent hydroelectric facilities, as well as developing wind farms in Vermont. He is active in professional and environmental organizations.
Burlington – (617) 875-4494
With a strong background in client account risk management, property reinsurance and captive development, Bradway brings over 25 years of energy industry expertise.