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IDEA Announces the Installation of the 2022-23 Executive Committee and the 2022-2025 New and Renewing Board Members

By District Energy posted 06-29-2022 14:42


IDEA is pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2022-23 Executive Committee and the 2022-25 Board of Directors were officially approved by the voting members in attendance at the IDEA Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, June 8, at IDEA2022 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

On the Executive Committee, we are pleased to announce that David Musto from Thermo Systems will serve as IDEA Chair for 2022-23, with Carlyle Coutinho from Enwave Energy Corporation officially joining the Executive Committee as Second Vice Chair.  Ed Conway of Con Edison will serve as First Vice Chair and Christopher Potter with the Architect of the Capitol will serve on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chair.  Robert Manning of Harvard University has agreed to continue serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the organization.

IDEA is also pleased to welcome new members to the IDEA Board, including Christina Ho of Con Edison; Gordon Judd of Clearway Community Energy San Francisco; Garret Roberts of Trane; and Paul Zmick of the University of Virginia. We also extend our thanks to Dan Dixon of District Energy Corporation and Joan Kowal of NextEra Energy for renewing their commitment to serving on the Board for another three years, with Joan also agreeing to serve as the At-Large Member of the Executive Committee.

View the entire Executive Committee and IDEA Board of Members

IDEA would also like to thank outgoing Board Members Travis Hickford-Kulak of Corix and Joe Riemer of Trane for their service to the Board, IDEA, and the industry.

“As the district energy industry continues to grow globally, IDEA is pleased to welcome a slate of new directors and officers to our board”, says Robert Thornton, President & CEO.  “Since our formation in 1909, the volunteers serving on the IDEA board have reflected a range of membership segments, including owner/operators, technology innovators and service providers, all sharing a common commitment to advancing district energy as low-carbon solution for cities, communities and campuses.”   

Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to Scott Clark of Burns & McDonnell as he leaves the IDEA Executive Committee. Scott was at the helm as Chair during the onset of the pandemic and graciously extended his presidential term by an additional year to help guide us through challenging times. Thank you for your leadership and wise counsel during these challenging times - we are stronger thanks to your service to IDEA and the industry.