CRES Board

Carla Tully has been a member of CRES’ board of directors since December 2019. Tully has more than two decades of energy and infrastructure experience and has built a successful track record leading and scaling energy organizations across Fortune 150, private equity, startup, and government entities. Tully serves as a Board Director for Pattern Energy Group, a Board Director for the Nikola Corporation, a Senior Advisor for Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), and as an Advisor to several energy transition startups.

As Co-Founder and CEO at Earthrise Energy, PBC, Tully achieved remarkable growth leading the energy transition company from concept to a 1.7 GW operating business with a 2.0 GW renewable energy development pipeline. She raised venture capital, private equity, and debt, fueling strategic acquisitions, and built an organization designed to execute Earthrise’s unique business model.

Before founding Earthrise, Tully served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Renewable Energy at MAP Energy, a $2.4B energy investment firm, where she scaled MAP’s renewable energy development business and raised its first all-renewable energy fund. At The AES Corporation, a global power leader, Tully held key leadership roles, including President of AES UK and Ireland, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Investment, and Chief of Staff for Global Utilities, where she shaped and executed growth strategies for AES’s 40 GW businesses worldwide.

Tully received the 2022 Silver Stevie Award for Best Female Entrepreneur and the 2016 UK Institute of Directors’ Award – Director of the Year for Corporate Responsibility. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from the University of Southern California.

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