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Fifth Annual Achievement Awards

Join us for the

Fifth Annual NEWIEE Gala
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6-9pm
Omni Parker House, Boston

Purchase your tickets for this inspirational night through this link.

The NEWIEE Awards Gala recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas.

NEWIEE Achievement Awards:

  •     Sara J. Burns, President and Chief Executive Officer,
        Central Maine Power (CMP)
  •     Heather Hunt, in honor of Allison Smith, Executive Director
        New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCOE)
  •     Nancy L. Seidman, Assistant Commissioner,
        Bureau of Air and Waste,

        MA Department of Environmental Protection

NEWIEE Leadership Award:

  •     Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C,
        Founding Principal and Chairman,

        Nitsch Engineering

Purchase your tickets for this inspirational night through this link.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Contributing Members $90
Non-Members $130
Mentorship $75
Sustaining Sponsor (includes 10 Tickets) $2,500
Premier Sponsor (includes 4 Tickets) $1,000
Supporting Sponsor (includes 2 Tickets) $500

If your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact NEWIEE Gala committee member Carter Wall at 617-519-6511 or


2014 Gala

Keynote Speaker

  • Karen Gordon Mills, Former Administrator, Small Business Administration

NEWIEE Achievement Awards

  • Alicia Barton, Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Janet Gail Besser, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, New England Clean Energy Council
  • Elin Swanson Katz, Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut

NEWIEE Leadership Award

  • Patricia Stanton, Senior Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, Conservation Services Group

2013 Gala

Keynote Speaker

  • Cheryl A. LaFleur, Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

NEWIEE Achievement Awards

  • Susan Coakley, Executive Director, North East Energy Partnerships
  • Mary Beth Gentleman, Partner, Foley Hoag
  • Rebecca Tepper, General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

NEWIEE Leadership Award

  • Dr. Sue Tierney, Senior Advisor, The Analysis Group

2012 Gala

Keynote Speaker

  • Janet Gail Besser, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC)

NEWIEE Achievement Awards

  • Sonia Hamel, Consultunt to foundations, non-profits, and governments
  • Edna Karanian, Director, Yankee Gas System Operations
  • Barbara Kates-Garnick, Independent Consultant, Former Undersecretary for Energy in MA Exec Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

NEWIEE Leadership Award

  • Joan Bok, Former Chairman of the New England Electric System

2011 Gala

Keynote Speaker

  • Marcy L. Reed, President of National Grid

NEWIEE Achievement Awards

  • Nancy Hazard, Former Director of NESEA, Greening Greenfield Campaign
  • Denise Napier, CT State Treasurer
  • Karen Weber, Executive Director of Foundation for a Green Future, Coordinator of Boston GreenFest

NEWIEE Leadership Award

  • Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT



Fifth Annual NEWIEE Awards
Thursday April 16th, 2015
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