Our Team

Bill Reid President and Chief Executive Officer of Danskammer Energy

Bill Reid, President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Leadership, Redevelopment and Expansion, Strategy and Financing

  • Involved in the development and construction of two greenfield gas fired generation projects: NTE Middletown and NTE Kings Mountain
  • Board member of NTE Ohio, NTE North Carolina and Sentinel Energy Center
  • Former Head of Infrastructure for Guggenheim Partners
  • Former Head of North America for RREEF Infrastructure
  • Co-Managing Partner of Chartwell Investments, a middle market private equity firm.
  • Global Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage for Morgan Stanley & Co. and Head of High Yield Finance for Credit Suisse First Boston
  • BA from Yale University and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Howard Taylor Chief Operating Officer for Danskammer Energy

Howard Taylor,  Chief Operating Officer

Operations Management, Redevelopment and Expansion, Hedging/Commercial Strategy

  • 30 years of development, project and asset management experience in conventional power, solar, wind, water, wastewater and natural gas infrastructure
  • Prior CEO of Envia Energy, a landfill gas to liquids facility company
  • Prior SVP of Asset Management and Development for the Gulf Region of NRG, responsible for more than 12,500 MW of nuclear, wind, coal and gas fired generation assets
  • Calpine, LS Power, General Electric and Tessera Solar, directed the development of more than 12,000 MWs of power generation facilities
  • BS  degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, and MBA, JD and LLM degrees, with an emphasis in energy and natural resources
Thomas Gray Chief Financial Officer for Danskammer Energy

Thomas Gray, Chief Financial Officer

Financial and Commercial Management, Budgeting and Financial Reporting, Credit Facility and Financing

  • 22 years of experience in energy and infrastructure
  • Served as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc., a $7.6 billion global infrastructure private equity fund, and as Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers Inc.’s Global Power and Utilities group
  • Responsible for the asset management of 18 infrastructure and energy investments and director on nine boards while with Morgan Stanley including :  MATEP LLC, Southern Star Central Corp., SAESA Group, Montreal Gateway Terminals LP, Madrileña Red de Gas, Hornet Midstream Pipeline, LLC, Chicago Parking Meters, LLC, Chicago Loop Parking, LLC and AMI Group, LLC
  • MBA in finance and Management and a B.S. in Finance and International business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University
Michelle Hook VP of Public Affairs for Danskammer Energy

Michelle Hook, V.P. of Public Affairs

Media Relations, Government Relations and Lobbying, Policy Management, Community Outreach

  • 20 years of experience in communications
  • Served as Director of Public Relations and Community Outreach for Millennium Pipeline Company, coordinating internal communications and outreach efforts across Millennium’s footprint, overseeing all government and media relations and company branding efforts
  • Served as Deputy Communications Director for Public Safety in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration and Deputy Press Secretary for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
  • More than a decade of experience as a journalist, working as a television news anchor and reporter at various network affiliates across the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, and Master’s degree in political communication from SUNY Albany

 

Jan Garcia Director of Engineering and Projects for Danskammer Energy

Jan Garcia, Director of Engineering and Projects

Conventional and Nuclear Engineering and Operations Experience, Capital Project Management

  • Project and engineering experience in both conventional and nuclear power generation
  • 5 years of Engineering, Maintenance and Operations experience
  • Served as Project Manager and power station engineer for NRG
  • Worked as the Instrumentation and Controls Supervisor Design Engineer for Entergy Nuclear at Indian Point Energy Center
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology