Carol J. Grant currently serves as Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources for the State of Rhode Island. Previously she was Senior Vice President-External Affairs at First Wind/SunEdison with responsibility for external affairs including public affairs, public relations and communications. Ms. Grant served as Chief of Operations for Mayor David Cicilline in the City of Providence from 2003 to 2007, leading ten departments and two strategic initiatives in the areas of neighborhood services and economic growth. She was previously Vice President of Human Resources for Textron. From 1983 to 1997, Ms. Grant held executive positions in law, external affairs, and operations for NYNEX, including leadership of the entire business in Rhode Island. She also served as the founding Chair of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation during the period that the quasi-public organization was created and the new terminal at T.F. Green Airport was built. Ms. Grant has held a wide variety of civic leadership roles, including Chair of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and membership on the Governor’s Economic Policy Council and the Board of the Rhode Island Foundation. Ms. Grant received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan, School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri. Her honors include the Athena Award, and the New England Council’s Women in Leadership Award.