PowerOptions News

TJX Executive Joins PowerOptions Board of Directors

Moumita Purkayastha Adds Retail Business Expertise
BOSTON, October 20—PowerOptions, the region’s premiere energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities, today announced the addition of Moumita Purkayastha of TJX Corporation to its Board of Directors. Purkayastha is an accomplished leader who joins PowerOptions with 15 years of experience in retail systems management and development. PowerOptions’ board invited her to join from a rich pool of applicants brought forward with assistance from The Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit that helps corporations and institutions attract, develop and retain multicultural professionals at

PowerOptions Names Liam Sullivan Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Six-year PowerOptions Veteran Will Continue to Expand Outreach, Grow Organization
BOSTON, June 7—PowerOptions today announced that Liam Sullivan has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications, where he will continue to expand outreach and growth of the nonprofit energy-buying consortium. Sullivan joined PowerOptions in 2010 as Director of Marketing and Communications, where he oversaw the communications strategy and customer outreach. In his new role, Sullivan will continue to direct the communications strategies, acting as the spokesperson for PowerOptions. He will oversee all traditional and digital

Greentown Labs’ Reichert Adds Expertise on PowerOptions Board

Brings Vision of Clean Energy Commercialization to the Board
BOSTON, May 26—PowerOptions, the region’s premier energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities, has announced the addition of Dr. Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer of Somerville-based Greentown Labs, to its board. Reichert, who leads the country’s largest incubator for hardware-focused cleantech startups, represents a further professionalization of the PowerOptions board, which in recent months has brought on an array of talent in the nonprofit, energy and other business sectors. “We’re excited to have Emily join PowerOptions and help us work

PowerOptions’ Arcate Honored with NEWIEE Award

PowerOptions proudly celebrates CEO and President Cynthia A. Arcate’s recognition at this evening’s New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) annual gala. NEWIEE, which promotes public interest in the energy and environment sectors and provides educational opportunities for women in the field, will present Arcate with an Achievement Award for her contributions to and accomplishments in the energy field. “I applaud the work of NEWIEE, as it supports and encourages the growing ranks of women in the energy