ERIC HOWARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Eric joined E2Tech as the Executive Director in August 2023. His career in the environmental and energy world began in 1990 at the IUCN's Environmental Law Center in Bonn, Germany, and since then he has managed institutional partnerships, memberships, and programs for institutions such as Maine Wood Products Association, Northeastern University's College of Engineering, Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, Maine Center for Innovation in Biotechnology, Benchmark Environmental Consulting, and the U.N. Information Unit on Climate Change. For three years, he worked with college and university leaders on campus decarbonization initiatives and for ten years, he was the founding director of the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology, a global network for alumni of the Fulbright Exchange Program.
Eric grew up in Massachusetts, with many trips to New Hampshire and to Belgium to visit his bi-national family. His academic background is a B.A. with honors in Geology from Wesleyan University and a M.E.M. with a focus on environmental policy from Duke University. When he was turning 50, he returned as a part-time student at Northeastern University to earn a Doctorate in Education with a focus in organizational leadership studies and the knowledge-sharing practices of entrepreneurs. Eric had fellowships with the US EPA-Region 2 in New York City, World Wildlife Fund in Washington, and the Institute for Agricultural Policy at the University of Bonn.
From 1995-2016, Eric lived in South Portland's Willard Beach neighborhood. His volunteer work in Maine has included serving on the Dora Small School PTA and Maine School of Science & Mathematics PTA, teaching unicycling to students at the Friends School of Portland, and being on the Board of Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. He was on the Maine DoC's advisory council for updating land use policies for 500,000+ acres of public lands and the Maine DEP's advisory board for reducing toxic chemicals, and he was the founding chair of the Maine Technology Institute's Agriculture and Forestry Tech Advisory Board. He's also the 4th generation steward of a 500+ acre tree farm in New Hampshire.
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Vacant -- Cleantech Policy and Program Administrator Manager
This position was posted on August 15, 2023.
Application review will begin on September 15: