Andrew Barbeau - Vice Chair 

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Andrew Barbeau is the Managing Director of Illinois Institute of Technology's Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, a green technology research center and education initiative that is pursuing groundbreaking work in the generation, distribution and consumption of energy. The Center coordinates over $35 million in public-private projects related to the development of a smarter electric grid, the expanded integration of renewable energy, pursuing advancements in energy storage and electric vehicles, and creating more energy efficient buildings.

In 2010, Mr. Barbeau co-founded the Illinois Smart Grid Regional Innovation Cluster, a partnership of over 70 public and private entities working to make Illinois a hub for smart grid and other green-tech economic development.

Previously, Mr. Barbeau worked for the State of Illinois and the United States Peace Corps. As an AmeriCorps member from 1999-2001, Mr. Barbeau led a service learning and leadership development program for middle school-aged youth in Chicago. Mr. Barbeau volunteers his time assisting local nonprofits in development, capacity building, and strategic planning efforts.

Mr. Barbeau is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Mr. Barbeau has served on the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service since 2009.

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