Jared Duval has served as EAN’s Executive Director since March of 2017. Before leading EAN, Jared served as Economic Development Director at the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, where he was responsible for providing business support to working lands and green economy businesses across the state and helped to guide millions of dollars of state and federal investments in sustainable economic development via the Northern Border Regional Commission, the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, and the Clean Energy Development Fund. Part of the ninth generation of his family to call Vermont home, Jared grew up in the Upper Connecticut River Valley and now lives in Montpelier with his wife, the Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and their five-year old son, Liam.
Locally, he serves as Vice Chair of the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee. Jared also serves as Co-Chair of the Clean Energy Development Fund and is a Board member of both the Orton Family Foundation and the Public Assets Institute. Before moving back to Vermont, Jared was an author and Fellow with Demos, the New York based think tank. His first book, Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010. He was also a contributor to the book A Renewable World: Policies, Practices & Technologies.
Jared holds degrees from Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School (Master in Public Affairs – Domestic Policy, 2014), University of Cambridge (MPhil, Modern Society and Global Transformations, 2012), and Wheaton College, Massachusetts (Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude – Economics and Political Science, 2005).
Carolyn Wesley is the Network Manager for EAN, working with our network members and partners to expand our collective impact on clean energy action and emissions reduction in Vermont. Carolyn most recently served as Deputy Director of Building Bright Futures, which operates as a collective impact backbone organization for early childhood in VT. She supported the organization in monitoring VT’s early care, health, and education systems, advising the Administration and Legislature on early childhood policy, and convening state and regional stakeholders to work toward a more coordinated, collaborative, and integrated early childhood system. She previously served as Project Manager for Vermont’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant, a $36.9 million, federally funded, four -year systems-building grant focused on helping children with high needs succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Before that, she was Director of Constituent Services for VT Governor Peter Shumlin. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Marlboro College. Carolyn lives in Montpelier with her husband and daughter, where she also occasionally performs with Lost Nation Theater.
Vermont Community Energy Dashboard Manager
Rob Fish is the Dashboard Manager for Energy Action Network. In this role, he manages Vermont’s one-stop-shop for energy information and resources: the Vermont Community Energy Dashboard. Rob has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Vermont. He previously worked for the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s Digital Economy Project training nonprofits on the effective use of new online technology and he co-founded the nonprofit Food for Maine’s Future. Rob has been involved in community outreach and organizing in varying capacities for almost 20 years.