Alumni Sparks Energy Careers Series

Alumni Perspectives on the Energy Sector

Are you interested in exploring a career in the energy sector? Are you a graduating senior worried about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the energy job market? 

We invite all interested students to join us for our online "Alumni Sparks" energy careers series. Each week, we'll introduce you to a Dartmouth energy alum who will share their career journey, discuss how the pandemic has affected their area, and answer your questions about energy careers in the midst of this major upheaval. You'll meet leaders in renewables, legacy systems, finance, and more in this informal, up-close-and-personal Zoom-based series. Connect with other Dartmouth energy students and hear from seasoned professionals whose unique perspective can help inform your next steps.

8 P.M. EDT

July 8: Norman Bay '82

Partner and Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Norman C. Bay represents clients on a range of energy issues, including  regulatory and policy matters, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure development, enforcement and compliance, and litigation at Willike Farr & Gallagher LLP. Norman was Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2015 to 2017.  Before becoming Chairman, he was the Director of the Office of Enforcement at FERC from 2009 to 2014.  He was previously a federal prosecutor and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, as well as a Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.  He is currently a non-resident Senior Fellow with Duke University and a member of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions.  Norman is a member of the Class of 1982 at Dartmouth College and a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the Irving Institute Advisory Board. 



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July 15: David Yeh '94

Managing Director at 3x5 Partners

David Yeh is managing director at 3x5 Partners,  a top quartile venture capital firm investing in health and environmental solutions, and a member of the Irving Institute Advisory Board. His career spans global finance, innovation, and the Obama White House.

At the White House, David aided the administration's effort to grow impact investing. He personally convened a $7 trillion event with the world's largest sovereign wealth funds to stimulate investment in the USA. He also helped run the world's largest sustainable infrastructure portfolio ($30 billion) that included some of the largest solar and wind power plants and Tesla. He founded the Presidential Executive program which recruits C-suite executives to solve national challenges such as the Western water crisis, investing in rural America, and cybersecurity. 

Prior to his presidential appointment, David was a multi-asset investor in Beijing, London, and New York. In London, he worked at Generation IM's (Al Gore's co-founded fund). In China, David launched the strategy and business development for a $100bn+ energy efficiency lending public private partnership. 

David holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. At Dartmouth, David was a Reynolds scholar and Tucker public service fellow. He is a published author (e.g. Forbes, Wall Street Journal) and active speaker (e.g. Council of Foreign Relations and World Economic Forum). He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.



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July 22: Marcy Reed '85


President of National Grid's Massachusetts Business and Executive Vice President of US Policy and Social Impact

Marcy L. Reed is President of National Grid's Massachusetts business and Executive Vice President of US Policy and Social Impact. She is responsible for the gas and electricity businesses in Massachusetts, including their operational, customer service, financial, and reputational outcomes. In addition, she leads energy policy development for the US business and the effective implementation of National Grid's new social mobility platform. Marcy joined National Grid in 1988 and has held various positions in finance, merger integration, corporate affairs, and business operations.  She also spent three years in London as the head of Investor Relations for National Grid.

Marcy sits on the boards of Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, Northeastern University, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, The Partnership, the New England Council, and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. She is the global executive sponsor for National Grid's Women in Networks employee resource group. Marcy is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a master's degree from Northeastern University.



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July 29: Wendy Hado '11

Associate, Clean Energy Access Team at CLASP


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August 5: Kate Bowman '10

Renewable Energy Program Manager, Utah Clean Energy