VICE PRESIDENT, MASSACHUSETTS
Matthew A. Morrissey is Vice President of Massachusetts for Deepwater Wind, where he manages the company’s development efforts in the Commonwealth. Mr. Morrissey has been involved in executive leadership positions in the offshore wind industry since 2007.
As the founding Managing Director of Offshore Wind: Massachusetts, Mr. Morrissey spearheaded the successful efforts to include offshore wind in the Commonwealth’s energy portfolio, resulting in a bill signed into law August 2016.
After selling a Boston-based knowledge management software company he cofounded, Mr. Morrissey returned to his home city of New Bedford, MA, which is the number one fishing port in America. Under Mr. Morrissey’s leadership as Executive Director of the New Bedford Economic Development Council for seven years, New Bedford led all similar size cities from around New England in new growth and private capital investment. Mr. Morrissey founded the New Bedford Wind Energy Center where he worked with key local leaders and state officials to attract public investment in the development of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, the first offshore wind terminal in the nation.
Mr. Morrissey has a degree in English literature from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is a graduate of Harvard’s highly competitive Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate. Mr. Morrissey is the fifth generation of his family born and raised in the Port City of New Bedford, Massachusetts.