Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council comprises a strategic mix of industry professionals and experts from cleantech companies and support organizations who offer both expertise and networks to advise and implement our strategic plan. 



Gary Rackliffe

Vice President, Smart Grids North America, ABB Inc.



Suellen Aldina

Director of Engagement and Administration, Duke University Energy Initiative


Jeff Barghout

Prinicipal Advisor and CEO, ‎Nexus EMC


Stephen Barrington

Director of Business Services, Capital Area Workforce Development Board


Steve Carter

Director of Sales, Hoffman Building Technologies 


Keith Dickerson

Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Schneider Electric


Alyssa Farrell

Product Marketing Manager, SAS


Michael Haley 

Director Of Business Recruitment And Expansion, Wake County Economic Development


Bobbi Harris

CEO, Smart Water, Smart City


Greg Gangi

Associate Director for Education, UNC Institute for the Environment


Alicia Johnson

Leadership Associate, Government Relations, Piedmont Natural Gas


General Nick Justice, U.S. Army (Retired)

Executive Director, PowerAmerica Institute


Steve Kalland

Executive Director, N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center


Matthew Klein

President of North Carolina & Tennessee, Utilities, Inc.


Sara Lawrence

Senior Economic Development Analyst, RTI International


John Nelms

Economic Development Manager, Duke Energy


Renee Peet

Director, Global Brand and Corporate Marketing Communications, Sensus


Ken Pierrehumbert

Global Alliance Manager, Schneider Electric


Ewan Pritchard

Associate Director, FREEDM Systems Center and Advanced Transportation Energy Center


Vikram Rao

Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium


Ben Snowden

Air Quality, Environment, and Clean Energy Lawyer, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Tim Watkins

Deputy Director of the National Exposure Research Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency


Kelly Witter 

Director of STEM & Enviormental Outreach EPA-RTP, United States Environmental Protection Agency 


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