Board of Directors

The members of our board represent companies who are leading the way in cleantech globally. They provide core funding for the cluster and steer its work.




Gary Rackliffe, Chair

Vice President, Smart Grid North America, ABB Inc.


Tim Fairchild, Vice Chair 

Director, Global Utilities Practice, SAS


Lee Mazzocchi, Secretary / Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Grid Solutions, Duke Energy





Tammy Zucco

Director of Business and Marketing Operations, Networking Solutions Business, Itron Inc. 


Jon Corser

CFO, Smart Energy Electricity Americas, Honeywell


Eric Dupont

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, PowerSecure International


Ryan Gerbrandt

Managing Director, Global IIoT and Smart Cities, Trilliant Networks


Russ Gyurek

Director, IoT CTO group, Cisco


Charlie Nobles

Director of Marketing – Lighting, Sensus


Coleen Northeim

Senior Director, Sustainability and Resource Management, Environmental and Health Sciences Unit, RTI International


Ed White

Chair Emeritus, Field2Base Inc.



Academic Directors: 


Dr. Greg Gangi

Associate Director for Education and Teaching Associate Professor, UNC Institute for the Environment


Dr. Louis Martin-Vega

Dean of the College of Engineering, North Carolina State University


Dr. Daniel Vermeer

Executive Director of the Center for Energy, Development, and Global Environment and Associate Professor of the Practice, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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