Robert Catell currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Futures in Education Endowment Fund, JJT Energy, KEYERA Energy Management Ltd., and the New York Energy Policy Institute”s Advisory Council (NYEPI).
He was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union Gas. His career with Brooklyn Union Gas started in 1958. Following National Grid”s acquisition of KeySpan Corporation, Mr. Catell became Chairman of National Grid, U.S. and Deputy Chairman of National Grid plc.
Mr. Catell serves on the Board of the following governmental organizations: New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the NYS Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB). He also serves on the Board of the following not for profit organizations: Brooklyn Community Foundation, City College of New York 21st Century Foundation, Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, National Grid Foundation, Tomorrow”s Hope Foundation, and the New York City Police Foundation.
Bob Catell serves on the Board of the following business organizations: First National Bank of New York (FNBNY), Long Island Angel Network (LIAN), Long Island Association (LIA), National Petroleum Council, and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). He serves on the Advisory Board for: Advanced Power North America (APNA), CAI Investments, EC Infosystems, Our Energy Policy Foundation, Posillico Inc., SUNY Farmingdale, the President”s Advisory Council at Adelphi University, VNG.CO, the Winthrop Hospital Board of Regents, and the NYU Poly Advisory Committee of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE).
Mr. Catell is a former Chairman of the American Gas Association, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Association, Partnership for New York City, Inc., U.S. Energy Association (USEA), Business Council of NYS, the Advisory Board of the City College of New York”s School of Engineering, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Bob Catell received both his Bachelor”s and Master”s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has attended Columbia University”s Executive Development Program, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.