David Haines II and Misti Groves assume pivotal roles in shaping CEBA’s 2030 strategic direction

Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA), the leading convenor of the world’s largest energy buyers, announced today the addition of David E. Haines II, who will serve as the company’s first senior vice president of strategy & impact, and Misti Groves, who will serve as vice president of clean energy innovations. Together, in these roles, they will work as part of CEBA’s leadership bench to develop and bring CEBA’s 2030 strategic direction to life.

CEBA brings together more than 270 members, representing $6 trillion in U.S. revenue and 14 million employees. CEBA’s affiliate organization, the Clean Energy Buyers Institute, serves as a center of excellence for transformational clean energy research, thought leadership and educational resources that identify barriers, best practices and solutions to today’s clean energy challenges. These new roles will work across CEBA and the Clean Energy Buyers Institute to collaboratively achieve a resilient, zero-carbon energy system where all organizations have a viable path to clean energy.

“The CEBA organizations are thrilled to welcome David and Misti to our leadership team as we work toward a clean energy future,” said Miranda Ballentine, CEO, CEBA and Clean Energy Buyers Institute. “These leaders are recognized experts who will undoubtedly deliver immediate value to our team and our members as we usher in a new era and advance our work over the next decade and beyond. David’s years of acumen in energy innovation and complex regulatory issues and Misti’s robust knowledge in corporate energy procurement provide the resources CEBA needs to propel our growth and impact.”

David E. Haines II will serve as senior vice president, strategy & impact, CEBA and the Clean Energy Buyers Institute. He will lead the implementation of the organizations’ 2030 strategic plans, maximize membership impact of programs, and help to mature the organization while ensuring alignment and collaboration across teams that will maximize CEBA and Clean Energy Buyers Institute’s impact to decarbonize energy systems. 

Most recently, David served as the chief strategy & innovation officer at BakerRipley, one of the nation’s largest nonprofits, where he worked to solve issues associated with value creation and protection. He spent a decade with Royal Dutch Shell analyzing and managing risks associated with energy development prior to accepting a Presidential appointment to join the U.S. Department of Interior as the deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management. In this role, he helped to deliver one of the most aggressive regulatory agendas in the history of the department and promulgated regulations impacting the U.S. and 1.7 billion acres of the U.S. outer continental shelf. 

“We are paving the way to a zero-carbon future,” said Haines. “It’s a privilege to work with the more than 270 companies participating as CEBA members as well as CEBA staff as we discover new and innovative ways to reach our collective goals.”

Misti Groves will serve as vice president, clean energy innovations, CEBA and the Clean Energy Buyers Institute. She will spearhead programs to solve the toughest clean-energy market barriers, leading the innovations team in ensuring public policy, legislation, regulations, and market structures support clean energy markets.

Misti comes to CEBA and Clean Energy Buyers Institute with deep knowledge of corporate renewable energy procurement. She most recently served as LevelTen’s vice president of energy marketplace, where she oversaw the strategic direction of the company’s platform enabling renewable energy transactions to accelerate the clean energy transition. Prior to LevelTen, as the director of cleantech client management at Schneider Electric, Misti helped Fortune 1000 companies navigate their renewable energy purchases.

“The clean energy transition is a fundamental tool for addressing climate change,” said Groves. “CEBA’s daily work in harnessing corporate buying power and aligning environmental good with business enterprise is the right strategy for our future.”

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