Chapter Committees

Lester Allen, Chair, Communications and Social Media Committee (


James Cater, Chair, Legislative and Public Policy Committee (


Vacant, Membership Committee


William Roberts, Chair, Program Committee (

William Roberts practices as Of Counsel from the law firm of Preti Flaherty. His practice has a national range and its scope involves FERC and NERC compliance, mergers and accusations, wholesale power market design, energy project development, appearance before state and federal regulatory commissions, legislative initiatives and energy transactional and contractual work.

He has advised CEOs, executives, board members and business units on deal execution, suitability, compliance, and development issues in the energy field. He has 14+ years of experience working on development, operations, trading, compliance and legal matters for a Fortune 500 company in its Independent Power Producer Division as in-house counsel.

William has coordinated and advised on M&A, project development, compliance, strategy and policy with senior management and business units handling renewable energy, FERC regulation, transmission, operations, public affairs, environmental, and markets. He is able to translate legal requirements into succinct and meaningful business operating principles and procedures.

He has extensive experience with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation ("NERC") regulations, compliance and enforcement. His experience includes and dates back to and before Order 2000 created open access transmission for generator interconnection and enactment by FERC of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.


Camal O. Robinson, Chair, Scholarship Committee

At National Grid, Camal Robinson serves as an associate counsel, where he advises business clients on statewide energy policy initiatives and represents the Company in a variety of rate and regulatory proceedings before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.  He is also the co-coordinator of National Grid’s summer legal internship and fall externship programs.  Prior to his work at National Grid, Camal was a fellow for the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau.  Camal is currently a member of the of the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Business Transactions Steering Committee and the Public Interest Leadership (PILP) Subcommittee.  Camal earned a B.A. from Saint Vincent College, a Masters in Psychology from Boston University, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.


Vacant, Chair, STEM Education Committee


Jared Sampson, Chair, Nomination Committee (





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