A The Greater Boston Chapter of AABE® Executive Board is made up of a dynamic and dedicated team of energy professionals committed to moving AABE's agenda forward. The executive team is as follows:
Amanda C. Downey, President
Amanda is an attorney for National Grid, an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the world. Amanda supports the Company’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated businesses and serves as lead in-house counsel for the Company’s FERC audits and investigations. Prior to serving as Company counsel, she served as Executive Advisor to the Company’s Executive Vice President of Regulation and Pricing.
Before joining National Grid, Amanda served as in-house counsel for an investment banking, securities and wealth management firm in New York City. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director for a college preparatory program at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Amanda is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a national, non-profit association of energy professionals dedicated to ensuring the input of Blacks and other underrepresented minorities into the discussions and development of energy policy, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. Amanda is the founding president of the Greater Boston Chapter of AABE, a non-profit organization established to further AABE’s mission in the Greater Boston area and to build a pipeline of people of color to enter the energy industry.
Amanda holds a Master of Laws in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law from Fordham University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Bowling Green State University. Amanda is licensed to practice law in New York and Texas.
Terron P. Hill, Vice President
Terron graduated from Cornell University. Currently, he is performance manager for National Grid’s FERC Jurisdictional Businesses. In this role, he is responsible for the financial, regulatory, and operational performance of the FERC regulated operating companies of National Grid. Prior to this role, Terron held roles as director of US corporate strategy, and director of transmission regulatory at National Grid. Terron is also the vice president of the Greater Boston Chapter, American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). AABE is a national association of professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring the input of under-represented minorities in energy, and ensuring that under-represented minorities pursue STEM education and careers in energy. Terron is a subject matter expert in FERC electric wholesale market regulation, transmission and renewable policy, and corporate utility finance. Terron serves on the Board of Bird Street Community Center and is active on the resource and finance committees. Bird Street provides after-school and summer enrichment opportunities in academics, sports, arts, and workforce training to youth of the Dorchester and Roxbury communities of Boston. In 2014, Terron was nominated by Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh to serve on the ONEin3 Council. Terron is a native of Detroit, and currently lives in Boston.
Camal O. Robinson, Clerk
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.