Jim Lavelle is a member of the Holyoke Innovation District Kitchen Cabinet and General Manager of Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E). Jim serves as Chief Executive for HG&E which is a municipal utility providing gas, electric, and telecommunications services. Jim has provided considerable leadership on clean energy for Holyoke and led the implementation of Holyoke's "Smart Grid" for better service delivery and efficiencies.
Jim was previously employed for 11 years with Hamilton Sundstrand, a Division of United Technologies Corporation, in various engineering and management capacities. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Director- Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)
Director – Northeast Public Power Association
Director - Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts (MEAM)
Director - Public Utilities Risk Management Association (PURMA)