Areas of Expertise:

  • Energy and Regulatory Policy

  • Siting and Permitting

  • Marketing and Corporate Communications

Lydia is a communication specialist with extensive electric and gas utility, small business, public sector, and higher education experience in energy policy, marketing, housing development and operations. She has a longstanding interest in using data and analysis to support public policy and corporate decision-making.

She spent 25 years of her career in various positions at National Grid, ending as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, for 8,000 employees and 15,000 retirees in five states. Prior to that, she served in several different capacities for National Grid and its predecessor company, New England Electric. As Director of Demand Planning, Lydia launched the very first energy conservation programs in the mid 1980s, headed a product development division that was responsible for delivering products for residential and business customers, and led customer service during the transition to customer choice. She also served as Vice President of Business Services for several divisions, as President of Granite State Electric Company in New Hampshire and Vice President of New England Power Company, running the Hydro Division during relicensing. In the early 1980s, she worked on siting the New Hampshire portion of the New England Hydro Quebec Interconnection.

Lydia worked for the President of Clark University in Marketing and Corporate Affairs and currently works as a Principal in a family property management business. She has a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Clark University. She is active in her community, is an elected Housing Commissioner and has been appointed as a trustee of the town Housing Trust. She is a past chair of the development committee of the Sudbury Valley Trustees and served on the social media committee and is a member of the advisory council for the Graduate School of Management at Clark University as well as a former trustee of Clark University.