Leadership

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Sherburne “Shere” Abbott
Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives and
University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy

Shere, who oversees the SyracuseCoE, develops and implements strategic initiatives across research, education, and operations to advance the field of sustainability science, its applications, and its policy implications. Shere’s work focuses on building new institutional arrangements across the domains of scholarship and practice. She oversees the University Coordinator for Sustainability Education and members of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives. Read more about Sustainability Initiatives at Syracuse University.


Ed Bogucz

Edward A. Bogucz, Ph.D.
Executive Director, SyracuseCoE
Associate Professor, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ed has served since 2003 as Executive Director of the SyracuseCoE, New York State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, an industry-university collaborative organization that accelerates the creation of pioneering technologies and integrated systems in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources. Previously, Ed served more than eight years as Syracuse University’s Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, where he continues to serve as a faculty member in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with teaching and research expertise in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and multidisciplinary analysis and design. Ed is a 2011 recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence, which seeks to recognize enactment of Education for the World—in the World, and SyracuseCoE was honored to have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership Award in 2010.


Pat Jackson

Patrick Jackson
Director, Global Energy Management, Corning

Pat serves as Chairman of the SyracuseCoE Industry Partner Council, an advisory body representing the interests of Industry members of the SyracuseCoE Partner Program, a strong network of businesses and academic institutions working together to accelerate the development and commercialization of environmental and energy innovations.

Pat has led Corning’s Global Energy Management program since its inception in 2006. Under his leadership, Corning was named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for both 2014 and 2015. He joined Corning in 1989 and has held positions in business operations and procurement management.

Jackson is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, the Business Council of New York State Energy Committee, and served on the New York State Climate Action Council (CAC)’s integration and technical panels. He is the recipient of the Association of Energy Engineers 2007 Energy Manager of the Year award. In addition to his role at SyracuseCoE, he is the vice chair of the NY Multiple Interveners Group, serves on the board of directors of the Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), and the Advisory Board for the U.S Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter.

Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kings College and earned a master in business administration from Syracuse University. Read more at www.corning.com.


SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council

The SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council offers input and guidance on selected resource allocations.