SOURCE: Conservation Services Group

Conservation Services Group

December 20, 2011 10:41 ET

Tina Bennett Named President of Conservation Services Group

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - National energy services firm Conservation Services Group (CSG) today announced Tina M. Bennett as president, according to Stephen L. Cowell, chief executive officer. Bennett will run CSG's day-to-day operations and oversee the company's executive committee. She will also serve as an "ex officio" member of CSG's board of directors.

Bennett brings more than 20 years of experience with energy and utility firms to CSG. Prior to joining the company, Bennett served as vice president of asset management and information technology at International Power (IP) of Marlborough, Mass., responsible for the strategic oversight of joint venture power generation investments. While in this position, Bennett oversaw the expansion of Puerto Rico's only liquid natural gas terminal and spearheaded new business exploration efforts. These efforts included a five megawatt (MW) solar project and the evaluation of several wind developments on the island. She was also integral in the $148 million sale of a 318 MW gas and oil-fired generation facility in Hartwell, Ga. In addition, Bennett delivered the transformation and realignment of the company's information technology infrastructure.

Before joining IP, Bennett held various director level positions in trading, supply and risk management at PG&E National Energy Group, in Bethesda, Md. and at EnergyVision, LLC, in Burlington, Mass. Bennett began her career at New England Electric System (now National Grid) where she spent seven years as a rate analyst and fuel marketer. Bennett holds a B.S. in economics and finance from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. and a master's degree from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a member of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association.

Cowell said, "Tina's proven business acumen, strong analytical skills, operational leadership and broad industry knowledge will help shape CSG's future success and propel us to the next level. She will add tremendous strength to our talented executive team as we continue to streamline operations, enhance our products and services, and deliver on the many commitments to our clients and our mission. We are pleased to have Tina as our new president and we all look forward to working with her."

CSG was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Westborough, Mass. The firm works with utilities, government agencies, public housing authorities and other groups nationwide to design and carry out energy saving programs and strategies. For more information, visit www.csgrp.com.

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