Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Grybowski is the Chief Executive Officer of Deepwater Wind, where he manages the company’s portfolio of offshore wind and transmission projects. He has been intimately involved in the development of Deepwater Wind’s path-breaking Block Island Wind Farm since its inception in 2008.
Mr. Grybowski has been at the forefront of shaping the commercial structures and government policies necessary to support offshore wind in the U.S. He plays a key role in the development of federal and state policies governing the leasing, permitting, and commercialization of offshore wind and transmission projects. Through the advancement of the Block Island Wind Farm, Mr. Grybowski has been a leader in establishing the commercial framework for standing up a new renewable energy industry in the United States.
Mr. Grybowski previously served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of the State of Rhode Island, where he was the Governor’s senior advisor on all matters of state business, including fiscal policy, management of state operations, legislative strategy, and the formation and implementation of executive policies. He previously practiced corporate law at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder in Providence, Rhode Island and at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, New York.
Mr. Grybowski earned an A.B. with Honors in Public Policy from Brown University, a J.D. with High Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, and served as a Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Chris van Beek
Chris serves as President, where he manages all project-related construction activities.
Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, Chris served most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Heerema Marine Contractors, a global leader in offshore construction based in The Netherlands. Over his 25-year career at Heerema, Chris was involved in all aspects of offshore oil and gas marine construction including engineering, operations, procurement, contracting, equipment management, planning, logistics, and project management. Van Beek is formerly a member of the International Marine Contractors Association, where he served as chairman of the safety and legislation committee.
Chris earned a BSC in Civil Engineering from Technical College in Zwolle and an Economics degree from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Chief Financial Officer
David serves as Deepwater Wind’s Chief Financial Officer, where his responsibilities include management of all aspects of the company’s financial planning and execution.
As a Senior Vice President of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and a member of the D. E. Shaw group’s U.S. growth and buyout private equity unit, David also serves on the Deepwater Wind Board of Managers. David was formerly a principal in the private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and its predecessor J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC. David has served on the boards of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. and Vetco International Ltd.
David earned a bachelor of science degree in business and finance from the University of Virginia.
David serves as General Counsel to the Company, where his duties include oversight of the Company’s legal and regulatory functions.
An experienced professional with over 20 years of demonstrated entrepreneurship, legal and managerial experience, and significant transactional involvement, both domestic and international, including originating start-up capital and working capital financing, complex structured transactions, over-the-counter derivative transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and project, structured and corporate finance, secured loan transactions, and large syndicated financings.
David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and his Juris Doctor Degree with High Honors from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Clinton L. Plummer
Vice President of Development
Clint serves as Vice President of Development for Deepwater Wind, where he manages the company’s pre-construction project development activities.
Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, Clint served as Vice President of Asset Development and Underwriting for Endurant Energy, and before that, as founder and President of Redwood Power Company, which he sold to Endurant. Clint’s career includes experience in project origination and development, financial structuring and negotiations, as well as analytics and underwriting for a variety of energy asset development projects.
Clint earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University and his Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Permitting & Environmental Affairs
Aileen Kenney is the Director of Permitting at Deepwater Wind, she is responsible for overseeing the permitting of all projects.
Aileen has worked on the permitting of wind and other energy projects in the United States and abroad for over 10 years. Prior to joining Deepwater Wind in May 2010, she was the National Director of Wind Energy at Tetra Tech EC, Inc. During her time with Tetra Tech, their wind energy program was responsible for permitting over 335 projects representing over 20,000 MW of installed capacity. She co-managed preparation of the Wind Energy Siting Handbook for the American Wind Energy Association, published in 2008.
Aileen received her BA and MA in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University.
Paul serves as Project Manager for Deepwater Wind, where he directs the company’s pre-construction surveying and engineering.
Prior to joining Deepwater Wind, Paul served as a fellow at the MIT Energy Initiative and as a contributing author to MIT’s study on the future of natural gas. Prior to MIT, Paul served as a director of strategic planning for a mayoral initiative in New York City government.
Paul earned graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and engineering systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Block Island Wind Farm Manager
Bryan serves as Manager of Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, overseeing on-island operations and public engagement. He had previously served as the company’s island liaison.
Bryan is a former member of the New Shoreham Town Council and a number of island boards and commissions. He has owned and operated ZMA Design/Build Inc., a design and construction business on Block Island, since 1998. He is also a volunteer firefighter/EMT for Block Island Volunteer Fire & Rescue.