Board of Directors
The most important part of our company is the talented, passionate, and dedicated CREW Members, the leadership team, and the board of directors who have joined and will join our solar movement. To decentralize the production of energy and the creation of wealth, we need ALL of you.
For nearly 30 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Green America (formerly Co-op America) develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse and growing the green economy.
Green America’s major events and publications include Green Festivals, National Green Pages and Green American. Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and green consumer networks.
Ms. Gravitz is a leading expert on how families and businesses can “go green,” saving money and resources. She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America’s acclaimed Guide to Social Investing, with over a million copies in print and the popular Guide to Community Investing. The 1% in Community Campaign, a joint program of Green America and the Social Investment Forum, has moved over $2 billion into community investments from social investment portfolios.
Ms. Gravitz’s board service includes Ceres, Positive Future Network, Network for Good and the Underdog Foundation. She earned her MBA from Harvard University and her BA in economics and environmental sciences from Brandeis University. Green America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Terry Mollner is one of the pioneers of socially responsible investing as a new asset class in the professional investment community. He is a founder and member of the board of the Calvert Family of Socially Responsible Investment Funds, the largest such family of funds with over $6 billion under management.
Dr. Mollner is also the Founder and President of Trusteeship Institute, Inc., a think tank and consulting firm in economic and social development. In existence since 1973, its current focus is on the development of “common good corporations.” These are business corporations where the highest priority is the common good of humanity and nature.
This is evidenced by operating as socially responsible companies and having a cap on the return to equity investors based on the risk level of the investment. All excess profit above this each year will be permanently set aside and managed forever for the common good by the company. He believes this is the next stage in the evolution of capitalism.
He also stepped in to keep Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. from being bought by Nestle and eventually facilitated the company being bought by Unilever, his minority partner in the earlier negotiations. Unilever, a very socially responsible multinational, agreed to keep the board of directors in perpetuity by contract and all the social agreements agreed to in the previous negotiations. He now sits on that board which has primary responsibility for the social mission and brand integrity of Ben & Jerry’s.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Academic All-American at UCSB. Won the “Beyond War Award” from United Nations while in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. Helped build “the fastest growing privately held company in the U.S.” during the 90’s according to INC Magazine.
President of direct sales team that introduced the solar lease model in 2005 — 38,000 customer contracts were signed in less than two years because of a talented sales team (…many who are now in CREW).
To put that in perspective, the entire solar industry had only completed 30,000 grid tied installs in the prior 30 years.
In 2005, the solar industry was not ready for a model that could scale this quickly. With our Dividend partnership, there are no limits to our growth.