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, Market Development and Innovation, North America, Hitachi ABB Power Grids


Coleen Northeim, Vice Chair 

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


Jon Corser, Secretary / Treasurer

CFO, Smart Energy Electricity Americas, Honeywell




Eric Dupont

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, PowerSecure International


Tim Fairchild

Director, Manufacturing and Energy Global Industry Practices, SAS


Russ Gyurek

Director, IoT CTO group, Cisco


David Hatcher

Managing Director, Smart City Solutions, Duke Energy


Linda Palmer

Senior Director of Communications, Xylem


Jenifer Yokley

Vice President, Global Marketing, Trilliant Networks


Tammy Zucco

Area VP Sales, Americas Municipals & Public Power, Itron Inc. 


Ed White

Chair Emeritus, Field2Base Inc.



Academic Directors: 

Dr. Greg Gangi

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


Steve Kalland

Executive Director, NC Clean Energy Technology Center, 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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