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Nicole Bulgarino

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Federal Solutions

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Ms. Bulgarino is an Executive Vice President for Ameresco, supporting the company’s mission to mitigate climate change and energize a more sustainable world. With a focus on the cleantech strategy for the company, Ms. Bulgarino develops innovative solutions focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.  She is responsible for the overall management of Ameresco’s leading business unit serving the critical Federal government agencies.  She also manages the Southeast regional business unit, focusing on customers in the municipal, higher education, K-12 schools and healthcare markets.

Ms. Bulgarino has 25 years of experience in developing and executing innovative clean technology and distributed energy solutions through multiple diverse contract structures. Ms. Bulgarino has overseen the development and implementation of over $3 billion of sustainable solutions in federal and government energy projects, including deep energy retrofits integrating Smart Building controls, advanced microgrids and energy storage solutions, and multiple clean generation systems.

As the general manager for Ameresco’s Federal and Southeast group, Ms. Bulgarino oversees 315 professionals specializing in business development, engineering, commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance assurance. Under her leadership, Ameresco’s Federal Solutions group has developed and delivered projects featuring efficiency, generation, and resiliency solutions to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, and other civilian agencies.

Ms. Bulgarino is a seasoned industry executive with strong leadership, communications, and strategic execution talents.  A recognized leader within the industry, she has presented on technical and business panels at major conferences and has skillfully developed solutions for some of the most highly regarded Federal agencies across North America.  As a leading woman in technology, she demonstrates the unique balance of developing and managing complex technical projects, while promoting strategic, long-term corporate success.  Ms. Bulgarino has been highlighted for numerous industry awards and accolades, including being named to the 2021 Environment + Energy Leader 100 list, as well as being listed as a finalist for the S&P Global Platts Rising Star Individual award.

Ms. Bulgarino is a licensed professional engineer and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an Executive Management and Leadership Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.