VP of Project Development
Ralph is VP of Project Development at Encore Renewable Energy. His career spans 8 years in solar energy development plus earlier work in international IT marketing, systems consulting, and software development. He also devoted part of his career to research and teaching in management education with a sustainability focus, including serving as founding director of the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability (2006 to 2012). Ralph has been a local citizen renewable energy advocate via the Brattleboro, Vermont Energy Committee (2012-2021) and the Vermont Energy Action Network. He has an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a PhD in management from Lund University, Sweden. He speaks Swedish, French, and German in addition to his native English, and is engaged in international regional economic development initiatives through Windham Global Partners, which he founded. Ralph lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with his wife and four children. He gets outdoors as much as possible in all seasons, and has published a number of works of speculative fiction set in the near future.