Janet Gail Besser
Executive Vice President
Northeast Clean Energy Council
As executive vice president, Janet Gail Besser leads NECEC’s policy and advocacy efforts, and oversees membership and sponsorship for the organization. She brings to this role broad energy industry experience as a regulator, utility executive, developer, consultant and consumer advocate. Previously, she was vice president, regulatory strategy and policy at National Grid, chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, where she led electric industry restructuring, and an executive and expert
consultant at Analysis Group and Lexecon. She also held senior staff roles at the Massachusetts Energy Office and New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, served as policy director for a DC-based national independent power association, and began her career as a small hydro developer and low-income consumer advocate. Janet is a nationally recognized expert on a wide range of energy policy issues with deep relationships across the industry. She earned a masters in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College.