One of the country’s leading developers for sustainable energy Invenergy, has named former City Council and Assembly Member Mark S. Weprin as its new vice president of New York governmental affairs.
At Invenergy, Weprin will lead the company’s engagement with New York State’s elected officials, governmental agencies and other stakeholders — connecting with them regarding various efforts to improve and modernize the state’s power infrastructure.
In recent years, Invenergy has developed a number of major renewable energy projects in New York – notably in solar and wind energy – which have created hundreds of local jobs for New Yorkers, as well as generated enough clean energy to power over 260,000 homes in the state.
Earlier this year, Invenergy and its partners secured a major deal to serve as the country’s only American-led offshore wind project in New York, called the Leading Light Wind project.
“Mark is a highly accomplished and respected government and policy affairs expert who brings a wealth of knowledge to Invenergy. We are thrilled to have him on our team,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs at Invenergy in a statement Dec. 13. “His extensive experience with complex regulatory and legislative matters will be invaluable as we expand our clean energy footprint in New York.”
Weprin expressed his excitement about his new role with Invenergy and working for a more sustainable future.
“New York is home to some of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the nation, and I’m thrilled to join Invenergy’s team in their mission to power a sustainable future across the Empire State,” said Weprin.
Weprin served in the NYC Council’s District 23 from 2009 to 2015 and was also a New York State Assemblymember for over 15 years.
Most recently, the Queens native was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, supporting the firm’s policy and government affairs team representing clients in legislative and regulatory matters within government.