Longtime Director Peter Shelley to Focus on Marine Conservation Issues In New Role as Senior Counsel
CONTACT: Karen Wood, CLF, (617) 850-1722
BOSTON, MA December 14, 2010 – Sue Reid has been named vice president and director of the Massachusetts office of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), effective January 1, 2011. Reid joined CLF as a staff attorney in 2005, and for the past several years has been serving as director of CLF’s Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Change Initiative and as a senior attorney. The announcement was made today by John Kassel, president of CLF. Kassel also announced that current CLF Massachusetts Director Peter Shelley will assume the role of senior counsel for CLF, re-focusing his attention on marine conservation advocacy issues.
In her new role, Reid will be responsible for developing initiatives across all of CLF’s programs and CLF Ventures that advance CLF’s mission in Massachusetts. She will work closely with the Massachusetts board of directors, as well as directors in CLF’s other state offices in Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire, to drive environmental solutions that benefit both the state and the region as a whole.
In making the announcement, Kassel said, “Sue is an extraordinarily intelligent advocate and a shrewd negotiator whose leadership on key policy and legislative initiatives has, to no small degree, shaped Massachusetts’ direction on greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy development. She is a respected leader and partner, whose passion for her native Massachusetts and New England’s environment will continue to stand her in good stead as she steps up to build new relationships that will help CLF meet its full potential.”
As a senior attorney and point person for CLF’s clean energy and climate change advocacy in Massachusetts, Reid has focused on addressing the challenge of climate change through policy development and litigation geared toward fostering deployment of clean energy solutions and reducing dependence on carbon-intensive energy resources. She has led initiatives ranging from transformative legislative and policy reforms to CLF’s extensive involvement in the Cape Wind project.
Since 2007, she also has served as co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Energy & Environment Task Force. Prior to joining CLF, Reid worked as an intellectual property litigation attorney in Boston and Silicon Valley. She also served as the Issues & Policy Director at the Coalition for Buzzards Bay in southeastern Massachusetts. Reid received her Juris Doctorate (JD) from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire.
Peter Shelley has been director of CLF’s Massachusetts advocacy center since 2004 and has served CLF in a variety of roles for more than 30 years. In his new role, he will focus predominantly on marine conservation advocacy.
“Peter has given invaluable service to CLF and New England’s environment in his many roles within the organization,” Kassel continued. “I am thrilled that he has chosen now to focus his energy on such a critical piece of our work, where his wealth of expertise and far-reaching relationships will continue to set a course for change.”
The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. Using the law, science and the market, CLF creates solutions that preserve natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy region-wide. Founded in1966, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.