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June 07, 2012
Brattle Principal Judy Chang Joins the New England Women in Energy and the Environment in Honoring Women for Achievement and Leadership at Annual Awards Gala
The New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) will celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment at their 2012 Awards Gala on June 7, 2012 from 6–9 p.m. at the College Club of Boston in Boston, MA. Co-founded by Brattle principal Judy Chang, NEWIEE is a non-profit organization that harnesses the passion, intelligence and leadership experience of women to promote and encourage public interest in the energy and environmental sectors. The organization serves as a forum for networking, expertise sharing, and mentoring. Marcy Reed, President of National Grid in Massachusetts, noted, “It is so gratifying to see these women recognized for their achievements. Women have long been leaders in New England’s energy and environment businesses and institutions. NEWIEE is a powerful force in advancing the careers and leadership of women and expanding opportunities for young women entering the field.” NEWIEE Achievement Awards will be presented to:
  • Sonia Hamel, Climate and Transportation Advisor at the British Consulate-General Boston and the founder of Hamel Environmental Consulting
  • Edna Karanian, Director of System Operations at Yankee Gas
  • Barbara Kates-Garnick, the Undersecretary for Energy at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
NEWIEE will also honor Joan Toland Bok, former Chairman of the New England Electric System, with the NEWIEE Leadership Award. Janet Gail Besser, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at the New England Clean Energy Council, will present the keynote address. To learn more about NEWIEE and this year’s honorees, please visit NEWIEE’s website.