Ross Gould joined the Network in 2020 as its vice president for Supply Chain Development and Research. He oversees the growth and evolution of the offshore wind supply chain as well as the offshore wind industry’s workforce development. He is also responsible for designing, developing, and coordinating the Network’s Northeast Corridor strategy, including planning, policy and regulatory engagement, programs, and research.
Ross has experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors. Before following his passion for energy, Ross spent nearly 10 years as an attorney. In 2007, Ross attended an evening continuing education class at NYU that focused on the use of natural resources and energy. From this moment, Ross was hooked on the energy sector.
From 2010-2013 Ross served as the Air & Energy Program Director at Environmental Advocates of NY working on clean energy jobs, energy efficiency, renewable energy, state energy planning, siting of electricity generation, and global warming. After that, he worked as Legislative Counsel in New York State Senate from until 2015. In 2015, he joined the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) where he focused on growing the workforce and supply chain of the offshore wind industry. Ross is a thought leader, authoring or co-authoring papers, including New York State and the Jobs of Offshore Wind Energy, and most recently, The Demand for a Domestic Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain. He has written numerous articles about the renewable energy industry and regularly speaks on workforce and supply chain issues at regional and national conferences.
Ross has a J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane Law School at Hofstra University and a B.A. in psychology from Emory University.
Ross lives in Hudson Valley, New York with his partner Allison and two daughters Gia and Sada. He enjoys cooking farm-fresh, local food and hiking in the Catskill Mountains. While Ross cannot play any musical instrument, he enjoys listening to live music that makes your shoulders move. Most of all he loves spending time with his family and being a dad.