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Vincent DeVito is a corporate and regulatory attorney with a business focus on energy and technology. Vincent’s international practice is headquartered at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP’s Boston office. Mr. DeVito is experienced in renewable energy development and corporate governance issues and has closely worked on legislative and regulatory corporate disclosure and compliance matters at the state, national, and international levels. Vincent has strategically advised members of the President’s Cabinet, governors, ambassadors, members of Congress, and corporate leaders. Mr. DeVito currently serves as volunteer Executive Director of the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, sits on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Midwest Institute in Washington, DC, is a member of the Worcester City Manager’s Energy Task Force, and sits on the Advisory Board of Greenopolis.com. Vincent DeVito participates in the Clean Energy Ministerial Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Action Group and is also a Member of the Board of the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England. Mr. DeVito’s clients include utilities, corporations, investors, and entrepreneurs in the energy, power generation, and technology sectors.
Mr. DeVito has worked in the general counsel’s office of the U. S. Department of Energy and has served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing strategic policy and international cooperation. Vincent oversaw the Climate Change Technology Program, and maintains government and industry contacts worldwide. While at the Department of Energy, Mr. DeVito served as the U.S. manager of the North American Energy Working Group, a task force created to pursue the development of a fully integrated North American energy market. Mr. DeVito was counsel to the U.S.-Canada Power Outage Task Force that was established as a result of the electricity blackout in August 2003. Immediately prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. DeVito served as an energy lawyer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts within the legislature and at the Department of Public Utilities. In those capacities, he pursued the development and implementation of the state’s electric utility deregulation plan. All along Mr. DeVito has taken time to serve as a professional manager for several state and national political campaigns.
Mr. DeVito is a frequent television commentator, speaker and author on issues regarding energy and technology and has delivered numerous regulatory and policy addresses before such organizations as The World Energy Council, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Energy Agency, the Western Hemispheric Energy Ministerial, the Asian Pacific Economic Council, the Chatham House of London, the Center for Strategic International Studies, the International Energy Forum, and the Council for Environmental Cooperation. Mr. DeVito also issues a newsletter that currently focuses on the energy and technology economy and the opportunities, challenges, and business solutions presented by modern market polices.
Chris Noonan, Senior Program Advisor
Chris Noonan serves as the Senior Program Advisor and brings his experience and passion specializing in urban sustainability and participatory management to his work with IES. Previous to joining the Institute, Chris played a role in a number of projects including Biodiversity Days, National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program and the Environmental Advocacy Group. Chris graduated with a BS in Geography from Worcester State College and an MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University. He is a member of the Worcester Energy Task Force, the Board of Directors for the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England and holds a guest column with the MA High Tech Journal. When not working he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends. Join Chris’ LinkedIn Network or follow him on Twitter