We promise to tirelessly advocate for our members, while simplifying energy management by reducing spend, cost, and carbon footprint. Our ultimate objective is to support greener economic development.
Who We Are
Collaborative Energy Options is a public benefit corporation that was formed to deliver the intended benefits of energy deregulation to Municipal, Government, Healthcare and Nonprofit end users.
It has been clear for some time that transaction-only “buying groups” and “consortiums” are obsolete. Our platform introduces managed solutions and layers of strategy and compliance. We are providing access to a truly competitive, managed solution so officials, administrators, compliance officers and budget-responsible staffers can be sure to get the most out of their energy dollars. It’s time municipal, government and nonprofits have the same access to cutting-edge programs that the private business sector has been enjoying for years.
CEO has a commitment to its membership that our programs will always have top-tier, best-in-class competitive resources available through its partnerships with various market participants.
What We Do
Board of Directors
Brian Palm is the Director of Operations at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, MA. In addition to overseeing campus master planning and construction projects, Palm is the Science Department Chair at the high school where he teaches Biology, Environmental Science, and Science & Theology. Previously, Brian served as the Director of Environmental Stewardship at Brooks School. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from Oxford University, and was a geography and environmental biology major at Dartmouth College.
Brian has extensive experience creating community buy-in for sustainability-related projects and has developed ground and roof-mounted solar arrays, sustainable dining initiatives, energy reduction competitions, and recycling and composting programs.
Karen Lally is the President/CFO for the Charlesgate Community in Providence, RI. She has passionately served this community in many capacities for over 20 years, bringing quality medical/behavioral health care and housing to residents in collaboration with national and local industry partners.
Karen serves as Chairperson of the Board of Rhode Island Assisted Living Association, V.P. of the National Leased Housing Association, and Managing Member of Pinnacle Home Care. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management/Accounting from Bryant College.
Kevin Rennick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked his entire 30 + year career in the energy and utility-related fields. He began as an Energy Consultant where he was a pioneer in the installation and use of energy management and control systems for a major pharmacy retail chain.
He continued his career in the electric and gas utility arena as he took on a position with National Grid’s predecessor company, The Narragansett Electric Company. During his prosperous 30-year career, he led efforts in the customer-related fields which includes National Grid’s multi-state energy efficiency and gas sales lines of business. During these efforts he has partnered with and acted as the voice of the customer. During his utility experience , which included the deregulation process, he has helped customers through their often challenging energy-related decisions.
A lifelong resident of RI, he his wife, Michelle, and their family of four enjoy their time together and taking advantage of RI’s many family-friendly activities.
John J. Weber
John J. Weber formerly served as the Executive Vice President of Engineered Sinterings & Plastics Inc. in Watertown, CT. Prior to that he held many other positions, including Chief Financial Officer of the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe, Vice President of Finance of Combustion Engineering, Power Plant Division, and Vice President and Controller of Insilco Corporation. Weber is also a CPA and began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co.