The CCEA is excited to announce that a Clean Energy Lobby Day in Springfield has been scheduled for May 15th and space is still available!
The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance excited to announce the result of our 3rd annual qualification event for the GCCA Late Stage Competition.
90+ industry professionals listened to pitches from 10 innovative clean tech companies, the judging committee selected 5 winners to qualify for the global competition. The winning companies are:
We would like to thank all of our presenting companies for their effort and time.
We want to extend a special thank-you to the judging committee: Anthony Bonaguro, Ben Brown, Quentin Burchill, Barb Fatina, CPA, MBA, Jared Gonsky, Diana Y. Hu, PhD, Philip Martin, Mark Menarik, Travis Narum and Anthony Toussaint.
Download the PDF Flyer for more information on this program.
The CCEA also extends our appreciation to our evening host Grant Thornton. Through their support of the CCEA we are able to provide quality events to support the Chicago Clean Economy.
If you would like to support a future event or serve as a volunteer on some of our program activities please contact Darrin Stern @ email@example.com.
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Ben Brown is an Analyst at the Clean Energy Trust where he focuses on the commercialization consulting practice and program development. He has a unique perspective on renewable energy technologies and policy, with hands on renewable system project development and installation experience. After living in Nepal he helped lead a team to 4th place in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition. He has a deep understanding of energy systems, renewable energy technology and industry, as well as growth strategy and technology commercialization. Ben holds a B.A. in Physics from Middlebury College.
Since starting with Angott Search Group in 1996, Quentin has made over 215 placements, successfully matching qualified candidates to his clients’ needs. Today he manages the growth of ASG’s international energy practice by developing relationships with investment firms that invest in the energy industry, conventional energy businesses/utilities, and renewable/cleantech energy businesses. Quentin’s outstanding track record is directly attributable to his ability to find candidates with the right mix of educational pedigree, strong development potential and passion to achieve and excel. Noted for his personal, hands-on approach to filling critical roles, he demonstrates the same urgency, drive, speed, and stamina that drive his clients. Quentin is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Barb Fatina, CPA, MBA
Barb Fatina, CPA, MBA, is the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to this she was Chief Financial Officer at DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol and Vice President and General Manager of Exelon Energy Company. Barb has extensive experience in the energy industry with responsibilities in general management, operations, finance and administration. Ms. Fatina has deep experience in building sustainable businesses, business systems and high performing teams. Barb holds a BS from Illinois State University and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University.
Jared Gonsky is a Senior Business Development Manager with LanzaTech based in Chicago where he facilitates global business development initiatives. Previous to LanzaTech he worked for DuPont’s Cellulosic Ethanol business, for the environmental consulting firm ERM, and a technology-focused venture capital firm. Additionally he has broad industry and functional knowledge gained from consulting in the areas of corporate sustainability, supply chain management and marketing with leading firms such as Shell, United Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, Baxter Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories, Schering-Plough, and Nanophase Technologies.
Diana Y. Hu, PhD
Diana Y. Hu, PhD Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, MBA University of Chicago. Professional experience includes strategy consulting at PwC and Deloitte, and corporate roles at Allstate Insurance Company. Entrepreneurial field of interest includes education (founder, Geotranslearning.com, an online education entity targeting foreign-born professionals in the US) and clean energy (certified in ground source geo-exchange heat pump system design and installation).
Philip Martin has 20+ years experience in the transportation industry in matters of Finance, Business Development, Operations Analysis, and Process Improvement. He has worked on management consulting projects involving all modes of transport, but has special expertise in matters involving the railway, airline, and public transit industries. He currently works for United Airlines. Philip has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BS in Transportation Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Menarik is an accomplished serial entrepreneur specializing in high-level, early-stage and hands-on markets, relationships and business development. He has held a variety of executive roles in helping technology-based ventures innovate, launch and grow in the alternative energy and nano materials space advancing both mechanical and energetic applications. He is currently the Principal of UltraCarbon, a private consultancy focused on cleantech scale-ups. He holds a B.S. in General Engineering and Minor in Marketing from the University of Illinois and is LEED-Green Associate and Renewable Energy Manager certified.
Travis Narum has 10 years of energy experience most recently as the Development Director at Acciona Energy where he was in charge of wind and solar development for the central and eastern United States. At Acciona he installed over 250 MW of wind and managed a pipeline of over 1,000 MW of projects. Prior to Acciona he worked for DTE Energy where he helped start the wind group for Detroit Edison. He holds degrees from West Point and the University of Michigan.
Anthony Toussaint is a senior leader in research and development and new business development with expertise in the specialty chemicals industry. Anthony most recently worked as the R&D Director for DSM Functional Materials developing coatings and reins primarily for the fiber optics industry. While at DSM, Anthony was responsible for innovation within the business unit. He created and led a global new business development group, where he completed one acquisition and generated three fledgling businesses. Anthony holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of London, UK
Klaus Voss has been an entrepreneur in the environmental, energy, sustainability and biotechnology space for over 20 years. He is the founder of several companies including The SI Group, High Yield Growth and BW-Indah. Most recently Klaus has been involved in commercializing bio-augmentation technology for rural and urban wastewater in Mexico, India and the ASEAN Community.
Register today before space run’s out!
We are pleased to announce that the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards.
The deadline for application submittal is May 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Details and application information can be found on ourwebsite.
The award ceremony will be held this fall in Peoria, and once again ISTC will also host theIllinois Campus Sustainability Compact Awards Program in conjunction with the Governor’s Sustainability Awards program.
We encourage you to forward this announcement to your colleagues that may also be interested in the program. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the award application.
Debra Jacobson, Regional Operations Manager
The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance (CCEA) announces its 3rd annual
To qualify for this year’s event, send an executive summary of your business plan to the CCEA at: firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no format or page length requirements for the submission. The submission should not include any personal confidential information.