Clean Harbors appoints Marcy Reed to board

Clean Harbors appoints Marcy Reed to board

Former National Grid executive and financial expert is newest independent director.

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September 13, 2021

Clean Harbors Inc., Norwell, Massachusetts, announced Sept. 10 that Marcy Reed has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Reed worked for more than 30 years for London-based National Grid and its predecessor companies before retiring in early 2021. For the past decade, she served as president of National Grid Massachusetts and the company’s executive vice president of U.S. energy policy and social impact.

The appointment of Reed expands the company’s board from nine to 10 members.

“Marcy is an accomplished senior executive whose expertise across multiple disciplines, including finance, corporate strategy, operations, enterprise risk and external affairs, makes her a valuable addition to our board,” Alan McKim, chairman, president and CEO of Clean Harbors, says. “She possesses a rare public company skillset as a strategic leader, finance executive and board member with one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities. In addition, she brings a unique perspective on sustainability and regulatory solutions to address climate change—issues that align with our organizational values. We look forward to benefitting from Marcy’s background and insights as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”

Reed was appointed as a Class II director whose term will expire at Clean Harbors’ 2024 annual meeting of shareholders. She will serve on the audit committee and the environmental, health and safety committee. A certified public accountant since 1988, Reed is a qualified financial expert as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reed joined National Grid in 1988. She served as head of investor relations, senior vice president business services, senior vice president finance, and senior vice president corporate affairs before being named president of National Grid’s Massachusetts business and EVP U.S. policy & social impact in 2011. A frequent speaker on topics such as leadership, energy policy, innovation and the evolving energy paradigm, she has been recognized with numerous leadership and philanthropic awards, including being named three times as one of Boston’s Top 100 Leaders.

She serves as an independent director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and is on the board of Northeastern University, chairing the audit committees of both entities. She also is a board member of Qualus, a private equity-backed electric power engineering company. 

Reed previously served as board chair of The Partnership Inc., an organization working to build racially diverse leadership pipelines. She earned a bachelor’s in economics from Dartmouth and a master’s in accounting from Northeastern University, and holds executive education certificates from Wharton and INSEAD.