Boston-based NECEC – comprising the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a nonprofit business member organization, and NECEC Institute, a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development and communications initiatives – has elected two new board members.
Cynthia Arcate, president and CEO of PowerOptions, will serve on the board of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, and Stephen Pike, CEO of MassCEC, will join the board of NECEC Institute.
Arcate joined PowerOptions in 2009 as president and CEO. She also serves as vice chair of the New England Power Pool. Prior to joining PowerOptions, Arcate was director of business development in New York and New England for Comverge Inc. She brings over 25 years of government and private-sector experience to the NECEC board, says the group.
Recently named permanent CEO of MassCEC, Pike served as interim CEO for over a year prior. In 2013, he joined MassCEC, where he led the organization’s general corporate and public law matters and oversaw governmental affairs. Pike practiced corporate law for 15 years in Boston, mostly recently as a shareholder at Davis, Malm & D’Agostine PC, where he represented various clean energy companies.
“NECEC is honored to welcome two highly respected clean energy leaders,” says Mitch Tyson, board chairman of NECEC. “As the CEO of PowerOptions, Cynthia Arcate has been a longtime thought leader and advocate for innovation in the energy industry. Stephen Pike has been an outstanding advocate for clean energy policy and industry growth in his tenure at MassCEC. We look forward to their contributions to NECEC’s board and mission.”