Board of Directors

Robert B. Catell

Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at New York State University at Stony Brook

Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Mr. Catell was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union.  His career with Brooklyn Union started in 1958.  He became Chairman, National Grid, U.S., following the acquisition, by National Grid, of KeySpan Corporation.

Mr. Catell is Chairman of the Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Futures in Education Endowment Fund, New York Energy Policy Institute’s Advisory Council (NYEPI).

Mr. Catell is a member of the board of directors/trustees of the following industry and business organizations:

  • Applied DNA Sciences, Inc
  • Atmos Air Solutions
  • BioRestorative Therapies
  • City College of New York 21st Century Foundation Board
  • Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
  • Department of Education; Diocese of Rockville Centre
  • Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
  • Long Island Angel Network (LIAN)
  • Long Island Association (LIA)
  • National Grid Foundation
  • National Petroleum Council
  • New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
  • New York City Police Foundation
  • New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB)
  • Francis Hospital Foundation
  • ThermoLift, Inc.
  • The Water Company, LLC
  • Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation

He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, CUNY Business Leadership Council, National Society of Professional Engineers, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society of Gas Lighting (SOGL).

Mr. Catell serves on the Advisory Board for Advanced Power North America (APNA), Atmos Air Solutions, CAI Investments, the Center for Urban Sciences & Progress (CUSP), EC Infosystems, Our Energy Policy, Posillico Inc., the President’s Advisory Council at Adelphi University, VNG.CO, and the Winthrop Hospital Board of Regents.

Mr. Catell is an Executive in Residence at Hofstra University and was named the first “John J. Phelan, Jr. Fellow” of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphia University.

Mr. Catell is a past Chairman of Alberta Northeast Gas Ltd., the American Gas Association, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, KEYERA Energy Management Ltd., Long Island Association, Partnership for New York City, Inc., U.S. Energy Association (USEA), and the Advisory Board of the City College of New York’s School of Engineering.

He serves as a Member Emeritus of the Brooklyn Law School, and he was also a board member of: the Brooklyn Public Library Foundation, Business Council of NYS, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Energy Association of NYS, Long Island Foreign Affairs Forum, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the advisory board of HeartShare for Human Services.

Mr. 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.