December 13, 2022
Invenergy Adds Mark Weprin as Vice President of Government Affairs in New York
Weprin brings over two decades of experience in New York State government and policy affairs
NEW YORK (December 13, 2022) – Invenergy, the leading privately held developer, owner, and operator of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that Mark S. Weprin has been named Vice President, Government Affairs in New York. With more than 20 years of experience, Weprin will lead the company's engagement with elected officials, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders in New York State.
Weprin is widely recognized across New York State having formerly served in the New York State Assembly and New York City Council, where he chaired the sub-committee on Zoning and Franchises of the Land Use Committee and held the position of Chair of the Queens City Council Delegation. Prior to his election to the New York City Council, Weprin served 15 years in the New York State Assembly where he authored more than 60 laws and served as Chair of the Small Business Committee.
“Mark is a highly accomplished and respected government and policy affairs expert who brings a wealth of knowledge to Invenergy. We are thrilled to have him on our team,” said Kelly Speakes-Backman, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs at Invenergy. “His extensive experience with complex regulatory and legislative matters will be invaluable as we expand our clean energy footprint in New York.”
Most recently, Weprin was a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig where he supported the government affairs and policy team and represented clients in legislative and regulatory matters at various levels of government. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Weprin served as deputy secretary of legislative affairs for the New York Governor’s office.
“New York is home to some of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the nation, and I’m thrilled to join Invenergy’s team in their mission to power a sustainable future across the Empire State,” said Weprin.
About Invenergy New York
Invenergy has successfully developed major New York renewable energy projects, including wind, solar and storage, that have contributed millions of dollars to local economies, created hundreds of good-paying, local jobs and generate enough American-made, clean energy to power over 260,000 New York homes. Earlier this year, Invenergy and partners secured a lease as the only American-led offshore wind project in the New York Bight, now known as Leading Light Wind.
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago, and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Poland, and Scotland.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have successfully developed more than 30,000 megawatts of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, transmission infrastructure and natural gas power generation and advanced energy storage projects. Learn about Invenergy at Invenergy.com.