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May/June 2023

People on the Move

James R Arnold


  • Discusses the promotions and job changes of SEER leaders and members.
  • Shares the accomplishments of SEER leaders and members.
People on the Move
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Marisa Blackshire has been promoted to vice president, environment and regulatory law, at Bloom Energy. Previously, she served as Bloom Energy’s senior director of environmental, health, and safety. Bloom Energy is a public company focusing on the manufacture and market of its solid-oxide platform for the distributed generation of electricity and hydrogen. Blackshire brings over a decade of experience in environmental law, policy and corporate sustainability, positioning, and strategy to the company. In her new role, she leads the environmental compliance and health and safety functions, building the profile and engagement on these issues company-wide, while also handling legal and policy matters that will further enable Bloom Energy’s cutting-edge technology and a clean energy future. Blackshire serves as the Section’s membership and diversity officer, and is a vice chair of the Section’s Special Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. 

Anne-Catherine Boucher has joined the Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) as counsel in its environmental law and indigenous affairs group in Montreal, Canada. Formerly, Boucher was counsel at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, also in Montreal. Boucher advises clients on environmental obligations, permitting requirements, responsibilities regarding greenhouse gas emissions under the Quebec Cap and Trade system, and the transportation, management, and treatment of hazardous substances. Additionally, she has significant experience in recycling and product stewardship programs, as well as the protection of water, fisheries, and endangered species. Boucher serves as co-chair of the Section’s Mining Committee.

Conrad Bolston has joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as senior counsel for environmental justice and equity in the agency’s Washington, D.C., office. Previously, he was counsel in the environment and natural resources group of Vinson & Elkins LLP, also in D.C. Bolston’s practice focuses on environmental enforcement and environmental justice issues, as well as white-collar criminal defense and regulatory compliance. His experience includes a breadth of litigating environmental issues arising under CERCLA, NEPA, and RCRA, as well as analogous state laws. Bolston is co-chair of the Section’s Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee.