Ms. Barton McDevitt replaces outgoing CEO Patrick Cloney, who is leaving the organization to pursue new opportunities in the private sector.
As the founding CEO, Cloney launched the MassCEC in 2009 and quickly established the center as the foremost agency in the country promoting clean energy deployment, company growth, and workforce development.
Under Cloney's leadership, MassCEC launched the innovative Solarize Massachusetts program to drive down costs for residential solar systems, he oversaw a portfolio of investments in cutting-edge clean energy companies growing in Massachusetts and the development of the world's largest wind blade test center, which is at near full capacity.
The industry has seen job growth at an outstanding rate of 6.7 percent from August 2010 to 2011 and is on pace to double that this year.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I
want to thank Pat Cloney
service to the Commonwealth, and for all he
has done to advance the clean energy economy.
"I want to thank Governor Patrick, Secretary Sullivan and the MassCEC Board of Directors for this remarkable opportunity to make a positive impact for generations to come," said Cloney, who will continue working at MassCEC through the transition period.
"Under Governor Patrick and Secretary Sullivan, Massachusetts has become a national leader in clean energy, and it has been my privilege to be a part of this vital mission.
"I'm honored to succeed Pat
and look forward to the challenge of building on the Center's tremendous successes to date."