September 4, 2012
Joanne Morin, Deputy Director CEE
Boston, MA—CEE is happy to announce that Joanne Morin joined CEE as the new Deputy Director as of June 25, 2012, a position that opened when Ed Wisniewski stepped up to executive director. Appointed by the CEE Board of Directors, Joanne Morin holds overall responsibility for CEE programs, including strategy and development along with management of program staff.

Joanne comes to CEE with extensive experience in energy planning, policy development, regulation, and energy efficiency. Most recently, as governor-appointed director of the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, she successfully oversaw $70 million worth of ARRA energy programs to complement utility programs.

Joanne's managerial strengths and facilitation and consensus-building skills are providing excellent guidance and direction to staff. She also brings multiple perspectives—consulting, corporate management, and state policy direction—to bear on advancing energy efficiency.

"The Board was looking for a rare combination of talent," explained Deb Sundin, CEE Board Chair. "Joanne is a great fit for the culture and work of CEE, and she also brings important outside experience, especially with her combination of program and regulatory work."

"I am very excited to join this highly regarded organization and look forward to working with CEE members at a challenging and exciting time for the energy efficiency industry," Joanne emphasized when interviewed about her appointment.

For over ten years, she worked with New Hampshire utilities on the design and implementation of their rate-based energy efficiency programs. She has participated on many boards and commissions including the Board of the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO), the Energy Facilities Site Evaluation Committee, the North Country Transmission Commission, and the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board.

Other previous experience includes twelve years as an environmental consultant and four years as a corporate environmental manager for The Timberland Company. Environmental work ranged from Superfund litigation to monitoring overseas labor and environmental conditions.

CEE welcomes Joanne Morin to the CEE family. 


About CEE
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada. Members work to unify program approaches across jurisdictions to increase the success of efficiency in markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.