Clean Energy Economy MN Welcomes Three New Board Members

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Board members bring decades of clean energy industry experience


MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) welcomes three new board members to its ranks who possess more than 60 years of combined industry experience. The newly appointed board members represent some of the leading clean energy employers in Minnesota: Jamie Borell, CEO of IPS Solar, Amy Dorsett, a part of Trane’s Executive Leadership, and Dr. Tariq Samad, Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. 

“We are delighted to welcome Jamie, Amy, and Tariq to CEEM’s board of directors. Each are accomplished leaders in their fields, and they join CEEM at an exciting time as we continue our efforts to grow additional market opportunities for energy efficiency and clean energy across Minnesota. Their unique experience and expertise will add tremendous value to our board as we work to execute on our mission. We look forward to their contributions and the positive impact they will have on our organization,” said Executive Director Gregg Mast. 

Jamie Borell has been with IPS Solar since 2004 where he started as Sales Manager. In October of 2019, he was named Chief Executive Officer. He helped lead the company to be named the #1 fastest growing private metro area company by Minneapolis- St. Paul Business Journal as revenue grew by 12 times from 2015 to 2016. Jamie received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and received a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. 

“I’m thrilled to join CEEM’s board of directors. CEEM is the leading voice for Minnesota’s clean energy businesses, and they are adept at connecting industry leaders with policymakers. I will be using my experience working with both residential and commercial solar projects to help guide CEEM’s strategic policy initiatives,” said Jamie Borell. 

Amy Dorsett serves as the District Comprehensive Solutions Leader at Trane, Inc. since 2018. In this role, she leads and manages large teams working in Energy Performance Contracting, Construction Management, Small and Large Turnkey Business for District in the Midwest. Prior to joining Trane in 2013, Amy worked at Johnson Controls where she helped build efficiency solutions as an Executive Account Manager. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond, where she played women’s basketball for four years. She received a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa. 

“I’m honored to join CEEM’s board of directors. At Trane, we’ve enjoyed our partnership with CEEM as they lead discussions on policy, and host events with timely, relevant conversations with the top clean energy business leaders in the state. I’m thrilled to help guide the organization’s growth and look forward to working with the other board members,” said Amy Dorsett. 

Dr. Tariq Samad holds the Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the nation’s longest-running M.S. in Management of Technology program. He joined TLI in 2016 after a 30-year career with Honeywell, for the last half of which he was Corporate Fellow with Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS). Dr. Samad holds 20 patents and has authored or coauthored more than 100 conference and journal publications. Dr. Samad holds a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

“It is a privilege to serve on CEEM’s board of directors. At Honeywell I spent a lot of time with other engineers, working on innovation and creating new ways of doing things. Innovation is a critical component to Minnesota’s clean energy industry, and I look forward to serving alongside the rest of the board and other clean energy leaders to help navigate Minnesota’s complex business and policy landscape to ensure we are speeding the transition to a clean energy economy,” said Dr. Tariq Samad.

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About Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM): CEEM is an industry-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit representing the business case for clean energy in Minnesota. CEEM provides a unified voice for clean energy business across the state. Our mission is to provide educational leadership, collaboration, and policy analysis that accelerates clean energy market growth and smart energy policies.