Jamie serves at Acadia Center as Senior Director, Climate and Clean Energy Programs. In this leadership role, he helps the organization develop and maintain a strong understanding of the climate and clean energy policy environment in the region and drives efforts to build relationships of trust with policymakers, partners, and stakeholders. In helping manage and oversee the Acadia Center team and its programs, Jamie is constantly working to identify and shape policies, programs, and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote economic prosperity, and advance environmental justice across the region, and to shape legislative and regulatory advocacy strategies accordingly. Jamie also contributes to the organization’s fundraising activities and implementation of special projects and initiatives.
Jamie has extensive clean energy policy, strategy, and management experience in the region as well as strong stakeholder relationships from a career with leading clean energy organizations in New England and New York. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), after previously holding positions as Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President and CEO. During his tenure at NYSERDA, which coincided with the state’s implementation of the landmark 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), Jamie spearheaded a wide variety of projects related to climate and clean energy policy and was responsible for coordinating agency and interagency activity on strategic program initiatives, including many of the recent, nationally significant climate policies emerging from New York State. He worked extensively on the just transition elements of the state’s climate activities and also contributed directly to DEIJ planning and implementation while at NYSERDA. Prior to NYSERDA, Jamie was Senior Policy Manager and Policy Analyst at the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) where he helped lead legislative and regulatory activity on behalf of clean energy companies (and often interacted with Acadia Center staff on a host of mutual policy priorities). He was also previously a Project Analyst at Mintz Levin focusing on clean energy matters from a legal and government affairs perspective. Jamie holds an A.B. in Government, cum laude from Harvard College.