PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. – Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group, the leading demand-side management firm in the utility industry, announced today the appointment of Jim Gould as the company’s new director of corporate affairs.
In this role, Gould will be a primary advocate for the company’s brand and reputation, as well as its growing regulatory, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement across the U.S. He brings over 25 years of demonstrated subject-matter expertise in clean energy, financial services, and the environment, including several bylines in the New York Times and other national publications.
“I am confident that Jim will be an asset to our growing organization,” said Jim Madej, Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group CEO. “Our team will lean on him to help identify and communicate key pivot points to drive transformational change as our company continues to grow its leadership position, with our utility partners, in energy efficiency and productivity.”
Most recently, Gould was a senior partner with Brimstone Consulting Group, where he helped organizations adjust their delivery models to make the shift to pandemic recovery. Prior to that, he served National Grid as vice president of U.S. corporate affairs, where he was a champion of strategic communication, policy development, and stakeholder management while advancing the reputation and brand of National Grid in the U.S. Before that, he held executive communication positions at various Fortune 100 companies, including Fidelity Investments, The Hartford, and Citigroup.
“Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group are strong organizations with great teams in place,” said Gould. “I look forward to bringing my communications and stakeholder engagement experience from previous roles to help advance the mission of Franklin Energy and AM Conservation -- to lower customer energy bills, mitigate climate change, create more clean energy jobs, and build stronger and healthier local communities.”
Gould holds an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, an MA in English from the University of Delaware, a BA in English from SUNY Fredonia and a Certificate in Climate Change and Energy Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Jim, his wife, and their five teenagers reside near Boston.
About Franklin Energy
Franklin Energy delivers flexible energy efficiency and grid optimization programs that enable utilities to achieve their highest-priority goals. The company’s integrated in-house services and proven software provide deeper personalization and insights, acting as a true partner to utilities. Franklin’s NGAGE™ platform is a scalable end-to-end technology that seamlessly integrates utility portfolio programs into a single interface for more efficient management and more effective customer engagement. The company is celebrating its 25th year serving the utility industry, with solutions implemented by more than 1,000 experts in more than 60 offices across 26 states and provinces.
About AM Conservation Group
Since 1989, AM Conservation Group has been the utility industry’s leading provider of energy- and water-saving products, kits, education and online stores. We manufacture and distribute nearly 400 energy efficiency and water conservation products, which are custom engineered for the unique needs of the industry and carry ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense® certifications. AM Conservation Group’s product lines include Niagara Conservation and Simply Conserve®.