Jared DuvalJared Duval, Executive Director

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 six-year old son, Liam.

Locally, he serves on 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 (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).


Caroyln WesleyCarolyn Wesley, Network Manager
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.

Mei Butler, Data Manager

Mei is the Data Manager for EAN, where she manages the collection and analysis of EAN’s data and the progress of the Vermont Energy Dashboard. She is a recent graduate from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (Masters of International Affairs), where she studied Energy and Environmental Policy, as well as data analytics. During her time at Columbia she also worked as an intern on the Policy Development team at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The majority of her time there was spent on energy efficiency topics, and she was also involved in a project regarding the use of the social cost of carbon in New York State.

Prior to Columbia, her professional experience involves data analytics in the airline industry. She worked on Southwest Airline’s Revenue Management team, where she developed strong skills in analytics and communication. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Chinese (double major) from Trinity University, in San Antonio, TX.


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