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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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ATTORNEY / DIRECTOR Accomplished and dedicated professional with an extensive background in Climate Change, Energy and Environment Policy and Law, Natural Resource Policy and Law, Administrative Law, Corporate and Transactional Law. As Director, created strong relationships and alliances with government officials, businesses, media, community organizations, and management boards. Efficiently managed staff, cultivated relationships with diverse communities and implemented strategies to support advocacy initiatives. Consistently achieved optimal utilization of resources through proactive workflow planning and coordination among interested groups. Educated citizens and stakeholders and motivated their understanding and acceptance of climate issues, the personal actions that promote greener lifestyles, sustainable developVersatile [Job Title] trained in [Area] who thrives in dynamic, challenging and fast-paced professional environments. Assertive and enthusiastic, with extensive knowledge of [Skill set] and an unsurpassed worth ethic.Superb [Job Title] who excels at building teams and enforcing a high level of quality in products and services.Dedicated Operations Manager and effective leader who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to successfully cut costs, streamline operations and increase productivity.Focused Operations Manager versed in contract negotiation and process improvement. Applies in-depth knowledge of industry trends and shifts to offer valuable insights on opportunities for new growth and business expansion.Operations Manager who excels in [Area of expertise] and [Area of expertise]. Proactive in flagging and developing solutions for process inefficiencies. Seeking to apply management talents to drive long-term company growth.Operations Manager possessing comprehensive knowledge of project and program management techniques. Natural leader driven to motivate teams to exceed business goals and targets while under pressure.Skilled Operations Manager talented at improving team performance through innovative management techniques. Offers thoughtful, comprehensive and constructive feedback to staff members to promote productivity and company loyalty.ment practices and becoming more prepared for climatic events and storms. CORE COMPETENCIES Climate Change, Adaption and Mitigation Policy Resources / Land Use Planning Sustainability Policy Analysis / Development Business / Financial Strategy Public Speaking / Media Strategy Government Affairs / Lobbying Leadership / Motivation Personnel Relationships Motivated administration professional skilled at building strong working relationships with fellow staff, supervisors and community members. Public relations expert.Driven Chief Administrative Officer effective at designing highly innovative new programs for all residents. Active listener who seamlessly incorporates feedback from staff and the community.Highly-qualified Chief Administrative Officer driven to maximize operational efficiency through [Action] and [Action]. Grant writing, project management and budgeting expertise.

Visionary Operations Executive with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration.Accomplished Executive with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results.Ambitious [Job Title] who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.Chief Operation Officer with company oversight, committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance.[Job Title] offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude.

  • public speaking
  • Knowledge of energy consumption issues
  • Large-scale energy project design experience
  • Problem-solving and analysis skills

Project Management

  • Worked directly with [departments, clients, management] to [decisive action].

Public Relations

  • Designed press, media, publicity and public relation kits.

Process Improvement

  • Created new departmental procedures manual.
  • Assessed organizational training needs.

Work History

Expected in 1 1983
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
GPA: cum laude
Political Science cum laude
Expected in 1 1983
Juris Doctor:
Expected in
Master of Arts: International Studies, Natural Resource Policy & Use
International Studies, Natural Resource Policy & Use
New York State Bar Association (admitted 1984); United States District Court, 3rd Department New Hampshire State Bar Association (admitted 1988); United States District Court for District of NH
Core Accomplishments
  • Appointed Commissioner of Boston's Environment Department by Mayor Thomas M.
  • Menino Led City team updating City of Boston Climate Action Plan for 2014, incorporating input through collab- oration with communities, businesses, organizations and universities Opened NH office for Conservation Law Foundation (hired staff, negotiated contracts and leases, set agendas, raised the funds to support these efforts); managed a $1+ million dollar budget; worked with Board of Directors and implemented strategic objectives and served as press spokesperson Recognized as a leading environmental advocate as the NH Business Magazine's "Remarkable Women of 2006" As President of the Concord Food Cooperative, grew revenues from < $1 million to >$8 million in sales and helped plan, promote, and implement second renovation of the store in Concord, NH Oversaw acquisition of the Coop's second store, inventory and assets from bankruptcy proceedings in 2009 and successfully negotiated purchase of Concord Cooperative's building for $410,000 less than Fair Market Value.
Professional Experience
01/2013 to 01/2014
Bickford Senior Living , ,
  • 111 Commissioner Spearheaded update to the "City of Boston's Climate Action Plan for 2014"; directed, mentored and led the department staff including an Environment Team of planners, energy efficiency managers, air quality and wetland specialists and a Preservation Team of planning specialists, architects, an archeologist and administrative clerical staff.
  • Served as spokesperson for Boston on climate change, mitigation and adap- tion objectives, green building goals and preparedness planning.
  • Engaged staff, other city employees and departments, communities and external organizations in discussions on climate resiliency, and climate change efforts, local initiatives to increase awareness and preparedness.
  • Oversaw all contracts, grants and budgets for the Environment Department and for the Boston Food Initiative, hired staff and counseled personnel.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to advance city objectives on environment, energy and preservation issues and represented the city before academic, business and government en- tities as well as communities and private non-profits.
  • Supported city initiatives with strong communication outreach and messaging, presented before Boston City Council and related city boards and commissions.
01/2006 to 01/2012
General Counsel / Executive Director of Multi , ,
  • Proactively built and established key relationships and liaised effectively with state and federal govern- ments, business organizations, cities, communities and non-profits groups, about environmental management.
  • Encouraged measures for improved environmental corporate performance and excellence in regulatory compliance.
  • Negotiated, drafted and executed contracts, leases and memorandums of un- derstanding to advance needed objectives of clients and organizations.
  • Prepared and revised governance documents, drafted bylaws and board procedures for leadership team.
  • Cost-effectively allocated, admin- istered and controlled budgets and resources to optimize utilization of resources while controlling costs and meeting organizational needs.
  • Organized fundraising strategies, administered grants and solicited corporate funding and individual member funding for advocacy purposes.
  • Select Achievements Served as General Counsel to Plenitude Group, LLC, with full accountability for creating corporate and nonprofit entities to handle patented energy technology and administered royalties for the remediation of global sites of energy production and environmental degradation Organized New Hampshire NGO environmental groups to support legislation adopting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) As General Counsel to the Oxbow Initiative, drafted legislation that designated a section of the Merri- mack River as protected, thereby stopping plans for a sizable waste landfill on lands immediately adja- cent to the river and threatened by seasonal flooding; bill passed and was signed into law.
01/1997 to 01/2006
Director, Vice President and Senior Attorney NA , ,
  • Contributed dynamic leadership skills toward managing daily operations and directing the team of legal staff and volunteers in litigation, advocacy, collaboration, and lobbying on various environmental, energy, and natural resources issues.
  • Developed budgets, solicited donors, worked with foundations and raised funds to support advocacy initiatives.
  • Negotiated contracts, leases and prepared nonprofit filings.
  • Men- tored law students, staff and volunteers engaged in advocacy.
  • Strategically educated the staff, related associations and the public through outreach, media and education initiatives, including writing editorials, presentations and workshops.
  • Advised Board of Directors on governance requirements, strategic agen- das and current issues.
  • Served as spokesperson for the organization.
  • Select Achievements Supervised litigation that stopped a proposed highway bypass in Troy, NH through un-fragmented wildlife habitat and initiated litigation to safeguard significant wetlands habitat and allowed construction of reasonably sized roundabouts on Route 101 in Keene, NH Managed public outreach and debates about sewering of 34 communities around the Great Bay in New Hampshire; successfully killed the proposal that would have increased land consumption, dewatered the five major rivers and impacted the salinity of the estuary Worked on CLF Ventures project siting a 720 MW gas-fired power plant to replace coal-fired plants, while exceeding all critical Clean Air and Clean water requirements; applied for and received permits allowing CLF to earn $2 million fee for application to other non-profit advocacy projects Collaborated with regional organizations to draft a roadless proposal to protect large unfragmented blocks of habitat as part of White Mountain National Forest planning process.

PRESENTATIONS (Select List) Association of Climate Change Officers, "Climate Change Efforts in Boston", New York City, NY 2014. WGBH, Greater Boston, Emily Rooney, "Climate Change and Boston's Waterfront", Boston, MA July 21, 2014 MIT SeaGrant Climate Change Symposium, Sustaining Coastal Cities, "Prepared Boston", Cambridge, MA 2014 US Green Building Council, Earth Day 2014, "Sea Level Rise and the Uncertainty of Storm Events on the Development Community", Boston, MA 2014 New England Geothermal Professional Association, "Climate Change and the Need for Alternative Technologies", Marlborough, MA 2014 Union of Concerned Scientists, Board of Directors, "Climate Change and its Effects on Communities" Boston, MA 2013 New England Business Council, "Climate Ready Boston", Boston, MA 2013 Panel Debate on Water Regulation, New England Water Law and Policy Conference, American Ground Water Trust, Marlborough, MA 2011 National Environmental Partnership Summit: "Harnessing the Power of Collaboration: Improving Ecosystem Results in Environmental Management", San Francisco, CA 2010 Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers, (ACHMM) National Conference, Voices for Change, "How America Meets its Ecological Needs", Minneapolis, MN 2008 New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association, Annual Meeting, Southern New Hampshire University Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency in New Hampshire", Manchester, NH 2007 World Fellowship Conference, "Climate Warming: Causes and Effects", Ossipee, NH 2007 PUBLICATIONS (Select List) Claire, Jessica., Renewable Energy: "The Intersection of Environmental Law and Utility Law; Logistics of Siting a Wind Power Facility in New Hampshire and Addressing Local and Community Affairs", New Hampshire Bar Association, 2005 Claire, Jessica., "Growing Smart: Strategies for Managing and Directing Growth in New Hampshire Communities", New Hampshire Municipal Association, 2002 Claire, Jessica., "Sustainable Development and Transportation Choices", New Hampshire Bar Journal, December 2001, Vol. 42, Number 2 Claire, Jessica., "Local and State Environmental Regulations", New Hampshire Municipal Association, 1998


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