BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William Bottiggi – Chair

General Manager | Braintree Electric Light Department

Bill has been the General Manager at the Braintree Electric Light Department since 2003. He is responsible for a 115kv transmission system, town wide electrical distribution system, a 95 megawatt combined cycle power plant, two 58 megawatt simple cycle power plants and a municipal hybrid fiber optic-coax (HFC) broadband division offering high speed internet, cable television, and digital phone service.

Bill leads a team of dedicated personnel at Braintree Electric who strive to be innovative and entrepreneurial in the world of municipal government. Some of his major accomplishments at BELD include the construction of a 116 mega-watt gas turbine power plant which commenced commercial operation in 2009, the expansion and modernization of three 115kv substations, and the ongoing successful completion with Comcast and Verizon in the Broadband/Cable Television industry.

Mr. Bottiggi is a graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a B.S. in Mechanical / Marine Engineering and an M.B.A from Babson College.

Walter Foskett – General Counsel

Attorney | Duncan & Allen

Mr. Foskett has significant experience in a wide variety of contract negotiation, drafting and administration, strategic business planning and risk management. His experience in the energy field includes power supply contracts and power plant project financing, energy services contracts, formation of cooperatives; development and negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction contracts, requests for proposals and invitations to bid for municipal utilities, electrical aggregation, fuel tax licensing, EPA regulatory compliance, fuel terminal leasing, fuel production tolling contracts and logistical procurement contracts (terminal, truck, railcar and ocean going vessels).

Mr. Foskett also has significant corporate and transactional expertise, including experience in stockholder and operating agreements, executive employment agreements, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase and sales, venture capital financing, public and private offers of stock and debt instruments, long-term debt offerings under indentures, tax exempt industrial revenue bond transactions and commercial and real estate loan transactions. He advises clients through all phases of business planning and expansion, including corporate structuring and integration of succession planning. His clients include energy, software, financial services companies and a metagenomics company.

Kenneth Goulart

General Manager | Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant Department

Ken serves as the General Manager of the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP), one the oldest and largest Municipal Light Plants in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (established in 1897, serving over 37,000 meters, $100 Million in annual revenues). Ken has 28+ years of electric utility industry experience, including leadership positions in power production, telecommunications and corporate management.

TMLP is a founding member of ENE and as part of this legacy Ken is dedicated to serving the needs of ENE clients as a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Goulart received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and his MBA from Bryant University.

Paul Heanue

General Manager | Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant

Paul has been the General Manager at the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant (HMLP) since 2011. Prior to that he was the Assistant General Manager beginning in 2007. HMLP has more than 10,000 customers, revenue in excess of $31m and sales greater than 201m kWh.

Mr. Heanue brings 34 years of experience in the utility industry to the Board and has held positions in multiple disciplines in operations, both as a field worker and Director, and human resources. He started as a bargaining unit employee in gas operations at ComGas where he also served as local union President for approximately a decade. From there he moved to Human Resources at ComElectric where he served as a Labor Relations Administrator. Paul’s first foray in electric operations was as Director of Operations at Cambridge Electric Light Company. After ComEnergy merged with Boston Edison he managed NSTAR service centers across its service territory. Paul came to HMLP from NSTAR.

Since assuming the General Manager position he has joined the Board of Directors at ENE, Public Utilities Risk Management Association (PURMA- a not-for-profit management and insurance service company) and the Northeast Public Power Association. Additionally he is a member of the Legislative Committees for the Northeast Public Power Association and the Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts.

Mr. Heanue received a BS from Northeastern University, attended the Labor Studies program at the University of Massachusetts and has a MBA from Nichols College.

Donald H. Newell

Director | Wellesley Municipal Light Plant

Donald H. Newell has served as the Director of the Town of Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (“WMLP”) since August of 2019. Prior to that, Newell served as the Assistant Director of Line Operations at the WMLP. Newell has been with the WMLP since 1999, leaving briefly to work as Electric Manager of the Ipswich Electric Light Department in 2014, and returning to Wellesley in 2017. He’s a 1989 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Coleen O’Brien

General Manager | Reading Municipal Light

Coleen has been the General Manager at the Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) since 2013. Prior to that she was the Utility Director at Danvers Municipal Electric since 1995. The RMLD service territory encompasses 4 towns (Reading, North Reading, Wilmington and Lynnfield center) serving more than 29,0000 customers.

Coleen has 35+ years in the electric utility industry bringing extensive knowledge and experience gained in both the private and public sectors of the business.

Beginning her career out of the COOP gates of Northeastern University after receiving a BSEE, she held engineering and management positions with Stone and Webster Engineering serving on the consultant side to utilities across the country. Landing at Dominion Resources on the utility side, her diversity broadened with generation, transmission, commercial operations, and distribution. Established early on as an effective and successful change manager, she was recruited for utility rehabilitation on the municipal side to address strategic planning, succession planning, Career Development Plans, reorganization, asset management, process and procedure development, culture improvements, automation, efficiency, and clean initiatives. Now as an ENE Board member, she previously served as a NEPPA Board member, and various committees on the advancement of training to maintain skill proficiencies for current and future generation utility employees.

Coleen and her team at the RMLD have been recipients of a number of grants, including the largest Massachusetts (at the time) 5MW battery project through the ACES grant. She has been a guest speaker on a number of topics including smart microgrids. She is proud to be a Board member for ENE, as she envisions ENE as a cohesive strength that works to represent and collaborate on issues and projects that help to ensure the continued success of public power.

Raymond G. Saleeby

Presdient | SCG

Mr. Saleeby has served as the successful President & CEO, Managing Partner and Board member of several firms including First Point Energy, AT&T Solutions and Remco Maintenance. He also led the world-wide Utility & Energy general management consulting practices at Stone & Webster and at EDS. He conducted scores of municipal and investor owned utility management audits, strategic planning and organization studies. He was also selected among the “Top 50 People in America Who Are Changing the Course of the Future in Energy” by New Energy Magazine.

Raymond has lectured extensively on utility management issues for the Management Exchange/Public Utility Reports seminars, the American Public Power Association’s University of Missouri Management Program and the Northeast Public Power Association, the Edison Electric Institute and the American Gas Association, the NY Practicing Law Institute among others. He led Stone & Webster’s Utility Management Development Program which trained thousands of utility executives from all 50 states. He held senior positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Oracle and Ebasco. He is currently the CEO of the utility management consulting firm SCG and serves as a CEO coach as well.

He has an advanced marine engineering license, a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Marine) from the State University of New York Maritime College and an MBA in Finance from NYU.

Christian Scorzoni

Attorney | Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley

Christian Scorzoni is an attorney at Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley. Drawing upon his years of experience working with the legislative and executive branches of state government, Christian advises a wide cross-section of businesses and non-profits in developing successful public affairs strategies. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Christian served as an Assistant Secretary at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs where he led the policy development and legislative passage of 6 landmark pieces of legislation addressing clean energy, biofuels, oceans management, and climate change including the 2007 Green Communities Act. Prior to that, Christian served as General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Massachusetts Senate President between 2003 and 2007, focusing largely on environmental, healthcare, and children’s issues. Christian received his B.A. from American University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is currently a member of the Amesbury City Council.

Thomas Whitney

Former Director | Marathon Investment Partners, LP

Mr. Whitney is the former vice chairman, managing director of regional banking for BayBank. He also served as chairman and chief executive officer of BayBank Credit Corporation, and BayBank Mortgage Corporation. Prior to that he was president, director and chief operating officer of BayBank Harvard Trust Co., president and director of BayBank Boston, NA and executive vice president BayBanks, Inc. Whitney also held positions at Industrial National Bank of Rhode Island and New England Merchants National Bank.

Mr. Whitney received a bachelor’s in finance from Boston University, a master’s of business administration from Columbia University and attended the advanced management program at Harvard Graduate School of Business.

David Wood

Director | Concord Municipal Light Plant

David is responsible for the operations of a $26 million municipal light department. The Director is accountable for the general management of the department which includes budgeting, power supply portfolio, electric rates, finances, operation, maintenance, marketing, strategic planning, energy efficiency programs, and construction of the Town of Concord’s entire transmission and distribution system facilities. David brings over 21 years of experience in the utility industry pioneering new engineering ideas and concepts to enhance the Town’s electrical infrastructure. His skills remain on the cutting–edge, driving the implementation of new products as well as procedures and protocol within Town. David represents the Municipal Light Plant in the Northeast Public Power Association, participating on committees to contribute to the continuation of the goals of public power. He supervises, provides training, evaluates, and motivates employees to ensure effective electric power service. David has served as a member of the Board of Directors at Energy New England since May of 2013.