September 20, 2016 – PR Newswire | New York, NY — NYCEEC today announced the election of four new members to its nine-member Board of Directors, bringing a cross-section of distinguished talent and experience to help guide the industry-leading non-profit finance organization. The new directors include:
• David Fenton, founder of Fenton Communications, who’s been called “the Robin Hood of public relations” thanks to his lifetime of work for health, environment, and sustainability causes and campaigns.
• Ashok Gupta, Senior Energy Economist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where he has been a global voice for energy efficiency and clean energy policies and practices.
• Bruce Schlein, Director in Citi’s Community Reinvestment Act Business Strategy & Execution group. An energy finance innovator, Bruce has helped to establish new energy-based asset classes for investors, including securitization for single family home energy efficiency loans and energy service agreements for pools of corporate projects.
• Elizabeth Zeldin, Senior Program Director at the affordable housing nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where her affordable housing preservation focus integrates capacity building, energy efficiency, resilience and health.
“Thanks to the hard work of our directors and staff, NYCEEC has become a leader and an innovator in energy efficiency and clean energy finance,” said Susan Leeds, NYCEEC’s CEO. “This new slate of directors will help us expand our market presence and grow our capacity to put capital to work to save more energy, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions, and to create smarter, more comfortable buildings.”
NYCEEC has financed nearly $100 million of building-scale energy efficiency and clean energy projects, ranging from conventional retrofits to Passive House and high performance building improvements.
“We welcome the new board members to the NYCEEC team,” said Jeff Brodsky, chair of NYCEEC’s board and Vice Chairman of Related Companies. The talents and insights of the new members will help cement NYCEEC’s leadership position and offer new opportunities for growth.”
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