Rebecca Foster named CEO of VEIC
The VEIC Board of Directors has appointed Rebecca Foster to serve as VEIC’s new Chief Executive Officer. Foster was named interim CEO in July 2020 and has been a steadfast leader through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic over the past nine months. With more than two decades of experience in the clean energy industry, and 10 years at VEIC, she is a proven and trusted leader, dedicated to the organization’s success.
“On behalf of the Board, I am honored to announce Rebecca’s appointment. During our rigorous search process, Rebecca demonstrated that she has the vision; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; industry knowledge; and business acumen that VEIC needs. She is a bold, collaborative leader, and she is well suited to address the climate and equity crises,” said Nick Richardson, Chair of the VEIC Board of Directors.
VEIC operates a full-service consultancy working in energy efficiency, transportation electrification, clean and flexible grid strategies, and building decarbonization. Additionally, the organization operates three energy efficiency utilities (EEU): Efficiency Vermont, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, and Efficiency Smart; and several subsidiaries. Approximately 275 staff located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, California, and Hawai'i make up the organization. VEIC's work over the last two decades will reduce more than 107 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and help customers save over $3.8 billion in energy costs.
"I am grateful and excited to take on the CEO role at VEIC. As innovators in designing and delivering clean energy programs and services, our work is needed now more than ever to make our energy system more equitable and sustainable,” said Foster. “We are charting the course for VEIC to become the leader in decarbonization programs and services in the U.S., while providing unparalleled value to our clients and ensuring clean energy is accessible to all. I envision a bright future for VEIC, and I can’t wait to turn my undivided attention to this important work.”
Prior to her role as interim CEO and Director of Business Development, Rebecca served as the Director of Efficiency Vermont. With her appointment to the CEO position, Rebecca has named Carol Weston – a seasoned business leader within Efficiency Vermont – to the Director position of the statewide EEU.