VICE PRESIDENT, NEW ENGLAND
Matthew A. Morrissey is Vice President, New England for Deepwater Wind, where he manages the company’s development efforts in New England. 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 industry’s successful efforts to include offshore wind in the Commonwealth’s energy portfolio, resulting in the historic 1600MW bill signed into law in August 2016.
Under Mr. Morrissey’s leadership as Executive Director of the New Bedford Economic Development Council for many 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 state owned 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 non-degree granting Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate.
Mr. Morrissey is the fifth generation of his family hailing from the Port City of New Bedford, Massachusetts.