The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrietta Davis, former Mayor of Cambridge, Mass., to the organization’s Board of Directors.
“We are excited to welcome Henrietta Davis to IMT’s Board of Directors,” said Cliff Majersik, Executive Director of IMT. “As a former elected official with a wealth of experience in city government, Henrietta brings to our Board a deep understanding of the wide range of challenges and demands that are placed on civic leaders. During her time in leadership, she was adept at tackling these challenges while consistently making energy and the environment a priority, and we look forward to her guidance on bolstering our work with elected officials to use energy efficiency as a tool to combat climate change.”
Mayor Davis served as Mayor of Cambridge from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, she served eight terms on the Cambridge City Council, acting as the City’s Vice Mayor twice during that time. Mayor Davis is a former Chair of the Cambridge City Council’s Environment Committee, past Chair of the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, and a former member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy and Environmental Policy Committee.
“I am delighted to join IMT’s Board of Directors to work with others whose mission is to harness the power of energy efficiency to address the daunting challenges of climate change,” Mayor Davis said.
Mayor Davis is a long-time advocate of energy efficiency and the environment. During her time in government, she was a key leader in the Cambridge City Council’s adoption of a green building policy for all new city buildings, and proposed that new school buildings be built to net-zero standards. As Mayor, she led the charge to found the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future—a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and many of the city’s leading businesses. This organization is dedicated to working together to address climate change with a focus on energy use in buildings.
Mayor Davis is now a member of the Cambridge Net Zero Task Force, a municipal advisory committee that is developing a long-term plan to reduce carbon emissions, with the goal of achieving zero emissions by 2050 through energy efficiency and the generation of renewable energy.
Mayor Davis graduated from the University of Rochester, and holds a Master’ Degree in Social Planning from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition to her legislative work, Mayor Davis worked as a neighborhood planner and a freelance journalist, and served four terms on the Cambridge School Committee.
IMT’s Board of Directors advises on strategic and operational leadership of the organization. Mayor Davis joins David B. Goldstein, IMT co-founder and Board Chair and co-director of the energy program at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Peter Graham, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network; Adam Hinge, managing director of Sustainable Energy Partnerships; Charlotte Matthews, Vice President of Sustainability for Related Companies; Alan S. Miller, a consultant on climate change policy and finance for several international organizations and an adjunct visiting professor at the University of Michigan School of Law; and Paul Waide, Director of Navigant Consulting’s European Energy Practice. More information on each Board member can be found at imt.org/about/board.