Institute Welcomes Three New Advisory Board Members

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth is pleased to announce three new members of its Advisory Board: Aimee Barnes '04, Elizabeth Loughlin '89, and Raymond Wood '84. Loughlin is replacing Christopher Lord as the Representative of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees.

Scott Fisher '93, TH'93, TU'98, Chair of the Irving Institute Advisory Board, commented on the addition of the three new members: "We are very excited to welcome Aimee, Ray, and Ellie. Aimee is a major contributor to our world's understanding of, and progress with respect to, climate change and environmental sustainability issues across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Ray is a global leader in the field of energy finance who also brings experience with other leading academic energy institutes. And Ellie is a cutting-edge driver of strategic change in higher education, notably at Dartmouth. The Institute, and its progress in securing a better energy future for society, will substantially benefit from the passion and expertise of these three additions to its Advisory Board. I also want to thank Chris Lord for his great service to the Institute, which made a significant difference in its development during its initial years."

About the New Advisory Board Members

Aimee Barnes currently serves as a Senior Advisor with the California-China Climate Institute at UC Berkeley. Previously, she was Senior Advisor to California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency, and Partner at Allotrope Partners, an investment firm specializing in early-stage companies in the carbon and clean energy sectors. Earlier in her career, Barnes served as an international climate change policy advisor for the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she helped establish a new department to manage the country's climate and clean energy policies. She also is the recipient of the 2018 US Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Government Award in recognition of her work in advancing climate solutions. In addition to her BA from Dartmouth, Barnes has an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. 

Ellie Loughlin has served on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees since 2017, where she currently serves as Co-Chair of the Call to Lead Campaign Planning Committee, District Enrollment Director, and member of the Centennial Circle Committee. Her past Dartmouth volunteer roles include Founding Chair of Women of Dartmouth, President of the Class Presidents Association, President of the Class Officers Association, Alumni Councilor, and member of the Dartmouth College Fund Committee. She is the winner of the Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award and the Dartmouth Alumni Award, and a member of the Stephen F. Mandel '52 Society. Loughlin is a former Associate Director of Admissions at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, and she currently volunteers at Beacon Academy and the National Pancreas Foundation. In addition to her B.A from Dartmouth, Loughlin holds MEds from both Harvard University and Lesley University.

Ray Wood is Managing Director and Head of the Global Power, Utilities and Renewables Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). In this capacity, he leads coverage teams across the industry landscape of regulated utilities, independent power, clean energy and global manufacturing as well as private equity and infrastructure sponsors. Over his 27-year career, Wood has assisted clients on noteworthy strategic transactions and financings, a number of which have been named "Deal of the Year." He has transaction expertise across the spectrum of mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, leveraged finance, structured finance, commodities and privatizations. Wood serves on the board of directors at the American Wind Energy Association, the American Council of Renewable Energy, the MIT Sustainability Initiative, and MIT Sloan North America Advisory Board as well as a BAML liaison to Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Policy Group. In addition to his B.A. from Dartmouth, Wood has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.