Chris Clement, Lauren Glickman and Bill Barnes join Encore’s growing team to advance community and grid-scale renewable energy development in the Northeast and beyond
Encore Renewable Energy, a leading full-service community-scale renewable energy development company, announced three exciting hires to kick off the new year. The three senior-level energy professionals will help to accelerate and elevate Encore’s leading position in the origination, development, financing and construction of community-scale renewable energy assets with a focus on brownfield redevelopment and agrivoltaic solutions. The trio will also assist Encore in expanding the Company’s work on larger renewable project development and geographic reach outside of the Northeast.
Chris Clement is joining the team as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer where he will be responsible for the Company’s project finance, corporate finance and investment activities. He holds a PhD focused on renewable energy economics from the University of Vermont and two degrees from Yale University, an MBA from the School of Management and a Master in Environmental Management from the School of the Environment. Chris brings over a decade of experience as a sustainable finance professional working to catalyze investment and innovation in the transition to a broadly prosperous, low-carbon economy.
Lauren Glickman is joining the team as Vice President of Marketing, where she’ll manage strategic marketing and communications to elevate Encore’s leadership across the industry. Lauren brings to Encore deep marketing and communications expertise and a tremendous network of contacts throughout the renewable energy industry having spent the last decade as a communications consultant for leading renewable energy businesses and as a Managing Partner for RenewComm and WindyGlick Communications.
Bill Barnes is joining the team as Director of Clean Energy Solutions, where he’ll be spearheading business development activities targeting businesses, institutions and utilities looking to secure the economic, environmental and social benefits that renewable energy can offer these larger customers. He will also be integral in supporting Encore’s increased focus on grid-scale energy storage solutions. Bill brings over 30 years experience in the energy industry. He has originated and supported more than 9 GW of power generation projects in the US, Europe, and Africa.
“Our team is undeniably our single greatest asset, and the addition of these three seasoned, highly qualified renewable energy executives will allow us to continue to provide our customers with top-tier renewable energy solutions,” said Chad Farrell, Encore’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our work is critical for the energy transition, and I’m confident that Chris, Lauren and Bill’s contributions will only further accelerate our ability to deploy community-scale renewable energy projects to help build a more resilient and sustainable clean energy future.”