Francis Pullaro, Executive Director

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Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. In leading RENEW Mr. Pullaro promotes clean renewable technologies for the region that will increase energy diversity, spur economic development, and improve environmental quality.

During the previous decade Mr. Pullaro advocated for competitive retail energy markets. His roles include having served as vice president of regulatory affairs for Just Energy and prior to that as manager of regulatory affairs for Strategic Energy (now Direct Energy Business). Before turning to the energy field, Mr. Pullaro served as the legal counsel to then Republican Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Francis Marini. Mr. Pullaro’s legislative and policy experience also includes several years of service as a legislative assistant to several members of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Mr. Pullaro received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. from Colby College. He is a member of the Energy Bar Association and has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. An aviation enthusiast, Mr. Pullaro is a certified airplane private pilot and holds an instrument rating. In his home community of Madison, Connecticut, Mr. Pullaro serves as the secretary of the town’s Energy & Efficiency Committee and as a member of the Scranton Library Board of Trustees.