The 3rd Massachusetts Green Career Conference is a forum for stakeholders in the greening economy, a showcase for experts and exhibitors giving green career guidance, a platform for updates and best practices in the greening economy, a place for job seekers to learn, and a networking opportunity for people from throughout the Commonwealth. This is a unique opportunity to reach important constituents all in one place.


  • Boston Architectural College
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI)
  • The Center for Ecological Technology (CET)
  • Chapman Construction
  • Clark University’s International Development
  • Community and Environment (IDCE) Programs
  • Digital Lumens, GreenStaff
  • Laborers’ International Union (LIUNA) Training
  • Marlboro College (VT)
  • Mass Climate Action Network
  • Mass Department of Environmental Protection
  • Mass GREEN Initiative at Springfield Technical Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Next Step Living
  • NStar
  • New Entry Sustainable Farming Project from Tufts University & Community Teamwork Inc. (CTI)
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

Exhibitors accepted resumes for these positions and more:  Project Manager, Engineering and Configuration Manager, Program Manager, Design Engineering Manager, Corporate Communications Manager, Affiliate Manager, Customer Service Manager, Customer Service Representative, Business Development Associate, Applications Engineer (Pre-post Sales support), Design & Sales Associate, HVAC Sales Manager, Home Energy Advisor, Home Assessment Logistics Coordinator, Weatherization Logistics Coordinator, Weatherization & Insulation Crew Lead, Weatherization & Insulation Technician, Field Service Technician, Construction Estimator, Solar Home Advisor, Standards Manager, Energy Analyst, Sales Associate, Waste Prevention Specialist,  Inventory Control Specialist, Outreach & Education Manager, Technology Director, Senior Systems Engineer, Staff Systems Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Senior Electrical Design Engineer, Applications Engineer, Test Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Crystal Growth Engineer, Electrical Engineer,  Firmware Engineer, Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, SQA Engineer (Software Quality Assurance), PCB Design Engineer


8 – 9 am
Keynote Presentation
Green Careers in the Green Economy – Marketing, Consumerism & Sustainability – Clean Energy Updates
Susan Dobscha, Associate Professor of Marketing at Bentley University
Kevin Doyle, Principal of Green Economy
Patrick Cloney, Executive Director of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

9:15 – 10:15 am
Sustainability – Introductory career session
Susan Jennings, Director of the Sustainability Initiative at UMass Dartmouth
Marketing – Introductory career session
Susan Dobscha, Associate Professor of Marketing at Bentley University
Barbara Finer, Principal of Quivivity Marketing, WPI Venture Forum Member, Adjunct Professor at Emerson College teaching Entrepreneurship
2011 Green Careers in Massachusetts – Updates and insights on green careers and the green economy
Kevin Doyle, Principal of Green Economy; Workforce Development Co-Chair at the New England Clean Energy Council
Green Career Development Strategies – Career development strategies from three different experts in the field
Alex Risley Schroeder, Principal of Finding Earth Works
Mary Gorham, Professional Coach for Leadership in Sustainable Development
Julia Gold, Director of The Green Center at Bristol Community College
Local Green Businesses & Careers – Learn about innovative, growing local businesses and green careers.
Craig Della, Penna Owner/Broker of Pedal2Properties; Author of four books on rail trails & greenways
Guy Compagnone, Director of Sustainable Practices, Chapman Construction

10:45 – 11:45 am
Green Chemistry and Training – Introductory career session
Mark Myles, Training Program Director at Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) of UMass Lowell
Clean Energy and the Entrepreneur – Introductory career session
Jim Dunn, President of Future Solar Systems
Leslie Hoffman, Curriculum Coordinator at STCC’s Mass GREEN Initiative
Emerging Research on Real Green Jobs Recent labor market research for green jobs, careers and businesses
Jim Vollman, Project Director “Making Green Real” at the Northeast Research Consortium
Phil Jordan, President of Green LMI
Mark Maggi, Boston Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics staff member
Green Campus, Community & Career Connections – Collaborative initiatives in Sustainable Development
David Schmidt, Chairperson of the Energy Management Dept, Mount Wachusett Community College
Susan Jennings, Program Director of the Sustainability Initiative at UMass Dartmouth
Liem Tran, Director of Educational Outreach at Wentworth Technical Institute
Montserrat Archibald, Green Campus Committee Leader at Greenfield Community College
Marketing Success Stories – People and Businesses Marketing insights from three professionals
Gregory Minott, Principal of DREAM (Development, Revitalization, Energy, Architecture, Management)
Harriett Lebow, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity / ReStore for Worcester & MetroWest
Alyssa Dver, CEO of Mint Green Marketing http://my.brainshark.com/No-Time-No-Waste-Marketing-No-kidding-707038482

1:15 – 2:15 pm
Sustainable Agriculture – Introductory career session
Sam Anderson, Outreach Coordinator, Sustainable Farming, Tufts University & Community Teamwork Inc. (CTI)
Smart Grid – Introductory career session
Ed White, VP National Grid
Career Networking Groups – Networking groups and resources help people with their careers
Caroline Havey, Emerging Professionals Committee Member at Massachusetts USGBC
Kathy Cryan-Hicks, Assistant Director of Programs and Community Relations at Chelmsford Public Library
Education and Training – Cutting edge programs from four experts
Curt Lamb, Executive Director of Education Initiatives at Boston Architectural College
John Jones, National Technical Director of Building Performance Institute
Stan Swiercz, Training Manager at The Center for Ecological Technology
Ralph Meima, Program Director, MBA in Managing for Sustainability at Marlboro College in VT
What Businesses are Hiring? – Company initiatives and job openings from industry leaders
Megan Raye, HR Director of Next Step Living Inc.
Juanita Duserick NStar Recruiter
John Carroll President of Moss Hollow Solar and Vice President of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE)

SPONSORS  Green Workforce Training and Associates, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

People learning about and participating in the greening economy:  local & state government staff, business professionals, educators, academic administrators, career services staff, recruiters, workforce & economic development professionals, environmentalists, college students, job seekers, green career transitioners,  and more


  • One-on-one meetings with four experts at the conference at no additional charge.
  • Green Career Experts – Coaching and resume feedback for people in career transitions
  • Sustainability Experts – Coaching for people who want to learn more about sustainability
  • FREE raffle for six excellent books on green careers and sustainability

Leading experts will offer informative sessions on timely topics:

  • Introductory Training
  • Hear from leading experts about career opportunities and career paths in emerging sectors.
  • Sustainable Development
  • Clean Energy Entrepreneurs
  • Green Chemistry
  • The Smart Grid
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Marketing
  • Careers
  • Are you looking for a green career in Massachusetts? Are you greening your career or helping others?
  • 2011 Green Careers in Massachusetts
  • Green Career Development Strategies
  • Career Networking Groups
  • Education/Training
  • Listen to experts talk about learning initiatives.
  • Emerging Education & Training Opportunities
  • Exhibitor Showcase
  • Green Campus, Green Community, and Green Career Connections
  • Business
  • Hear from people in business who are hiring.
  • What businesses are hiring?
  • Marketing Success Stories: People and Businesses
  • Local Greener Businesses & Careers
  • Government/Labor
  • Learn about the latest labor market trends in MA.
  • Labor Market Trends
  • Emerging Research on Real Green Jobs


  • Connect stakeholders in business, education, government and organizations
  • Provide green career guidance and connect people to resources
  • Promote green careers in Massachusetts
  • Showcase businesses and college programs that support sustainable development

The Massachusetts Green Career Conference is hosted by Green Workforce Training and Associates and directed by Jen Boudrie, an instructional design expert and a leader of local environmental sustainability efforts.


  • Reduced event materials and packaging
  • Reusable dishware (glass, ceramic, metal) instead of disposable (paper, plastic)
  • Carpooling with colleagues is encouraged and assistance provided upon advance request
  • The estimated C02 created by this event from car travel and electricity was offset by a donation to www.LiveCooler.org to install energy efficient lighting in low-income family homes in Massachusetts.