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New England Women in Energy and the Environment Young Professionals in Energy ( Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Challenges and Opportunities at the Intersection of Water, Energy, and Commerce

Please join New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE), Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), and Mintz Levin for a stimulating panel discussion of current water trends and the commercial implications of converging water and energy challenges. The link between energy and commerce is well established, but what is less widely known is water's key role in these systems and the increasing effects of water scarcity on the US economy. Julianne Zimmerman, whose investment company helps start-ups tackle “unsolvable” challenges, will moderate a panel of four water experts who provide an array of perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in the quickly developing water sector.

There will be a cocktail reception sponsored by Mintz Levin and hosted by Greentown Labs before and after the panel discussion.




RSVP by Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

5:30 pm:  Arrival and Open Networking

6:00 – 7:00 pm:  Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:00 pm – End:  Open Networking hosted by Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs

337 Summer St.

Boston, MA 02210

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Julianne Zimmerman  

Julianne Zimmerman, Co-founder and Managing Director, Vodia Ventures

Julianne is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Vodia Ventures, a seed capital firm investing in start-up teams with compelling value propositions framed to address the major challenges of this century: clean air, water, and energy; food security; public health; etc. Julianne has been active in the entrepreneurial space since the 1980s, as a member, founder, mentor, and advisor to a host of (mostly) technology-driven start-ups. In her spare time, she is working to finish a book on entrepreneurship that has been in development for the past three years.


Ali Adler  

Ali Adler, Northeast Regional Director, Cleantech Open

Ali is a skilled project manager, organizer, and connector with a comprehensive understanding of the clean technology sector. Her enthusiasm for addressing the world’s energy and environmental challenges, for coordinating teams, and for connecting people to key resources and contacts to help them succeed led her to her current role as Northeast Regional Director for Cleantech Open, the world’s oldest and largest clean tech start-up accelerator program. Alexandra’s professional experience includes project management, communications, and relationship management at both public and nonprofit organizations related to clean technology, energy, and sustainability. In past roles, she has overseen a wide range of projects, including international trade missions, industry research and reports, new media communications, and campaign organizing.

Sally Gutierrez  

Sally Gutierrez, Director of the Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development Program, EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)

Sally has recently been appointed as Director of the ORD’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development Program. This new effort seeks to advance environmental protection in tandem with economic development through the formation of public-private partnerships. She has been leading EPA’s efforts to leverage its research and development capability in Cincinnati with community-based assets to establish the region as a water technology innovation hub ( Prior to this new appointment, she was the Director of the National Risk Management Laboratory.

Jane Madden  

Jane Madden, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith

Jane is a Senior Vice President with CDM Smith, a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BS in Civil Engineering. Since joining CDM Smith in 1984, Jane has established herself as a proven leader. Her forte has always been wastewater treatment; her ability to think both practically and strategically has led to her current position as CDM Smith’s National Market Leader for Water Reclamation. Jane continues to work directly with clients as officer-in-charge for the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District, the City of Marlborough, the Charles River Pollution Control District and the Town of Concord. Most recently her passion lies with practical and sustainable infrastructure management.

Lisa Sorgini Marchewka  

Lisa Sorgini Marchewka, VP of Strategy & Marketing, Oasys Water

Lisa has 15 years of commercial and technical leadership experience in the water treatment industry, specializing in membrane technology. Prior to joining Oasys she held global marketing roles, including spearheading the Siemens Water Technologies municipal product strategy as Global Director of Strategic Marketing. She also worked as a consulting engineer with CDM Smith. Lisa earned her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her MBA from Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board at WPI and a member of IDA.



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