Heather has over 25 years of communication experience. Trained as an environmental planner with a focus on citizen participation, Heather works closely with clients on developing and executing targeted public education, community involvement, community relations, public relations and marketing programs. She has worked with federal, state, and local government agencies and private sector and non-profit clients on various energy and environmental projects and has been involved in a wide range of water, transportation, and economic development projects. Heather has also lived and worked abroad and has overseen projects in more than fifty countries.

She is currently working with National Grid on a number of transmission and substation projects. One of these, the NEEWS Project, is a National Grid and Northeast Utilities collaboration. NEEWS is a 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that strengthens the interstate transfer of electricity capability among Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts and improves electric reliability in all three states. She is assisting in directing and executing National Grid's most extensive stakeholder management, community relations outreach, and public education program, working closely with state and local officials, residents, businesses. In addition, Heather has promoted Smart Grid: An Introduction, a U.S. Department of Energy non-technical introduction to the Smart Grid for interested stakeholders.

Heather has long been involved in public relations programs for private sector clients' environmental and energy conservation and efficiency programs. She worked with the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in the development of a national marketing campaign for their environmental and energy conservation program. This program set the standard for the hotel industry and won the President's Environment and Conservation Challenge Award. Heather also works with Ahold USA to educate various stakeholders about Stop & Shop and Giant Food's leadership in energy efficiency and conservation programs and green initiatives, including LEED-EB, ENERGY STAR Leaders, and SmartWay Transport.

Heather holds a B.A. from Sacred Heart University and an M.A. in Urban, Social, and Environmental Policy from Tufts University. She has written numerous articles on consensus building and sits on the boards of the Environmental Business Council of New England and the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, and the advisory board of "e" - Inc. She is also a member of the PRSA environmental professional interest section.


Kevin is a communications strategist with 20 years of experience in both corporate and agency environments. He is an expert at helping organizations design and carry out campaigns that enhance corporate reputation and help drive business results.

Kevin is a trusted advisor to clients at global corporations, non-profits, technology start--ups, NGOs, trade associations and business coalitions. He provides senior level counsel in the areas of strategy and message development, crisis communications, public affairs and issue advocacy, media and community relations, corporate social responsibility and marketing communications.

His industry experience includes healthcare and health IT, insurance and employee benefits, corporate and consumer. He is passionate about helping clients increase brand awareness and reputation through effective corporate storytelling and meaningful engagement activities that deliver value for all stakeholders.

Kevin has held positions as National Director of Public Relations for the American Health Information Management Association, a professional association with more than 60,000 members and 50 affiliates; Managing Director for a New England-based public affairs firm; Regional Account Executive for the Channing L. Bete Company, a provider of nationally acclaimed communication programs and materials; and Regional Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a national voluntary health agency.

He has an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, a M.S. in Mass Communication from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a B.A. in English from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a member of the board of directors of HMEA in Franklin, MA.

Matt Kane - Public Relations Associate


Matt is experienced in developing corporate communication strategy and messaging, website content and design, social media management, and project management. He currently manages multiple brand awareness campaigns for a financial services client. He has also supported healthcare IT and insurance clients through developing social media content and thought leadership opportunities.

Prior to joining C+G, Matt interned at multiple agencies supporting clients in the consumer products and entertainment industries. These positions gave Matt a deep understanding of the public relations field.

Matt graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a B.S. in Marketing Communication. In his free time, he enjoys listening to as much music as possible.


Arnold has over 35 years electric utility experience, formerly working for the New England Electric System. His area of expertise covers commercial and industrial business services. He was a senior account manager for The Narragansett Electric Company for the downtown Providence network area for several years, having responsibility for many of the utility's largest customers.

Later, he gained experience on a team that developed energy conservation and load management programs for the New England Power Service Company in Westborough, MA. He managed the implementation of a residential solar water-heating project that included the installation of 100 solar systems of various types over a three state area. He also worked with customers on a solar photovoltaic project that installed rooftop systems on 20 homes and 5 businesses in Gardner, MA.

Arnold is presently working with Stakeholder Relations on NGRID's NEEWS Project, a large 345 kV transmission line construction project. He joined the project in the early planning stages, and continues to work with both residential and commercial abutters along the transmission corridor to resolve issues related to the construction process. He holds an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering from Merrimack College and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Roger Williams University.


Dave has over 37 years in the electric utility industry and has worked in various field-engineering departments throughout Rhode Island with Narragansett Electric, now known as National Grid. His background includes electric conservation and load management with large commercial and industrial customers, ranging from energy efficient lighting to air conditioning projects.

As an Account Manager in the Business Services Department at National Grid, he worked with commercial and industrial customers, handling request for electrical service or upgrading service, billing issues and energy conservation options. He also worked with many college and universities in Rhode Island with their electrical issues and energy conservation opportunities and has coordinated several ice storage cooling projects in Rhode Island.

He has been affiliated with the NEEWS project since 2007 doing customer outreach. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Bryant University, and a M.B.A from the University of Rhode Island.