About ACENY - Staff/Bio
Anne Reynolds, Executive DirectorAnne Reynolds is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY), an Albany-based nonprofit organization formed in 2006 to promote clean and renewable energy and energy efficiency. Ms. Reynolds has over 20 years of experience in the energy and environmental arena. Most recently she served as a Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in the role of chief financial and operations officer, overseeing an annual budget of over $900 million and a portfolio that includes facility operations and construction, budgeting and fiscal management, capital planning, human resources, department-wide planning, and information technology. At DEC she also served as Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Planning, which included legislative affairs, and the Director of the Commissioner’s Policy Office.
Previously, Ms. Reynolds was the Director of the Air and Energy Program at Environmental Advocates of New York, and successfully lobbied for the establishment of New York’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the creation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. She has consulted to the wind energy industry, and coordinated a Wind Power Education Project at Pace Energy and Climate Center. She has also held the positions of Environmental Scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Associate Scientist at the Tellus Institute for Energy and Environmental Strategies. In addition, Ms. Reynolds has taught courses in the Political Science department at Union College on environment, energy, and climate change policy.
Ms. Reynolds holds a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale University and a BS in Biology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University.
Laura Lyman, Director, Communications and DevelopmentLaura Lyman is the Director of Communications and Development for the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Inc. (ACE NY). In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the ACE NY office, Ms. Lyman serves as the staff liaison for ACE NY's members, Board of Directors, and the organization's Membership and Outreach committees.
Ms. Lyman manages member communications and supports ACE NY's public relations and outreach activities, as well as strategic planning initiatives. She also coordinates ACE NY's events and administers annual membership dues collection and other fundraising activities.
Having worked previously with former New York State Senator James W. Wright, Chair of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, she has first-hand experience with New York's energy issues and the legislative landscape.
Ms. Lyman has a BA in Sociology & Anthropology from Colgate University.