The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has appointed Doreen Harris as president and chief executive
Ms Harris was appointed acting president and chief executive of NYSERDA in June 2020, succeeding Alicia Barton. She was responsible for overseeing the state’s development of land-based renewable resources and developing New York’s offshore wind initiative, which is the largest in the US of its type in the US.
NYSERDA board chairman Richard Kauffman said, “We have witnessed Doreen’s unparalleled leadership and passion for clean energy for more than 10 years at NYSERDA through her strategic approach to developing and executing on some of the largest clean-energy initiatives in the nation.
“She brings to NYSERDA a wealth of experience and accomplishments having served in both the private and public sectors, which is needed now more than ever as we advance Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading energy goals in tackling global climate change.”
Ms Harris said, “I am honoured to lead NYSERDA at this pivotal time as we advance our industry-leading actions to rebuild our economy with renewable energy and green jobs.
“Under Governor Cuomo, NYSERDA’s assertive, globally significant action sends a clear market signal that will help to drive economic development, deliver savings for consumers, and significantly reduce emissions across the state.”
Ms Harris has more than 20 years of experience in public and private sector leadership roles. Prior to being named acting president and CEO at NYSERDA, she served in executive, technical, and policy positions.