Team

Christopher Hart
Atlantic Shores President and Managing Director
Christopher Hart
Atlantic Shores President and Managing Director

About

Mr. Hart brings over 23 years of offshore development experience to the role of Managing Director. Prior to joining Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, he spearheaded the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to develop and implement a 6-year, $500M National Offshore Wind Strategy, and led ExxonMobil’s review and support of the world’s largest floating offshore wind project. His passion for offshore wind began in graduate school at the University of Michigan, where he earned an MSE and PhD in naval architecture and marine engineering, as well as an MBA in entrepreneurial studies. Mr. Hart also holds a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture, ocean and marine engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and served as a Special Operations Officer in the U.S. Navy. During his career, Mr. Hart has also served as an independent consultant for major European and U.S. offshore wind developers, states and universities.

Doug Copeland
Atlantic Shores Development Manager
Doug Copeland
Atlantic Shores Development Manager

About

Mr. Copeland has worked in the renewable energy industry for over 13 years, leading development efforts in onshore wind, solar, energy storage and offshore wind. He has been a part of the U.S. offshore wind industry since 2008 serving on offshore wind market advisory groups in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore Wind Steering Committee. For Atlantic Shores, he is in charge of developing the project and overall portfolio with a focus on the pre-financial decision phase. This includes managing land acquisition (including for substation and Right-of-Ways), environmental studies and permitting, stakeholder outreach and local economic benefits enhancement. Prior to his career in the renewable energy industry, Mr. Copeland ran a nationally recognized economic development program. Mr. Copeland earned his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and a master’s degree from Boston College.

Jennifer Daniels
Atlantic Shores Development Director
Jennifer Daniels
Atlantic Shores Development Director

About

Ms. Daniels brings over 16 years of marine infrastructure permitting experience to the role of Development Director. She has been actively supporting the development of U.S. Offshore wind projects since 2008. Prior to joining Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, Ms. Daniels was responsible for managing the environmental team that supported the successful evaluation and permitting of the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm. Her two decades of professional experience include managing multidisciplinary environmental teams that supported the siting, permitting, and evaluation of the environmental effects of large-scale onshore and offshore energy generating facilities. Ms. Daniels holds a bachelor’s degree in mariner resource development and aquatic technologies from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Jessica Dealy
Atlantic Shores Project Developer
Jessica Dealy
Atlantic Shores Project Developer

About

Ms. Dealy has worked in the wind industry since 2013, beginning her career with Brooklyn-based development start-up, OwnEnergy. As project manager for wind resource, she led the company’s meteorological tower pipeline, contracted third-party resource assessment reports, and assisted in creating a desktop screening tool that was used to develop a successful greenfield pipeline. OwnEnergy was acquired by EDF Renewables North America in 2015 and Ms. Dealy continued a role in the larger Resource Assessment Group, where she developed pre-construction energy estimates, designed and optimized layouts, and managed large meteorological datasets. She has since played an integral role in bringing over 500 MW of onshore wind online and has worked on over 1 GW of company pipeline. Prior to her career in renewable energy, Ms. Dealy worked as an award-winning on-air meteorologist and news reporter. Ms. Dealy holds a bachelor’s degree in meteorology/climatology and a master’s degree in environmental geoscience from Mississippi State University.

Nathalie Jouanneau
Atlantic Shores Planning Manager
Nathalie Jouanneau
Atlantic Shores Planning Manager

About

Ms. Jouanneau came to Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind from EDF Renewables North America, where she worked as a project developer for onshore wind and solar since 2009. Ms. Jouanneau was responsible for developing the 225 MW Nicolas-Riou onshore wind farm in Quebec and several solar projects in Ontario. As a portfolio manager, she led the submission of more than 4.5 GW of onshore wind proposals throughout Canada and the northeast U.S. between 2014 and 2018, and supported development strategy and compliance for the 720 MW that was awarded. Ms. Jouanneau joined the Atlantic Shores team in 2018 to manage the submission of OREC bids in New Jersey and New York, and is now coordinating daily operations of the joint venture. Ms. Jouanneau holds a master’s degree from the ESSCA French Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwood University.

Julia Pettit
Atlantic Shores Secretary and Legal Advisor
Julia Pettit
Atlantic Shores Secretary and Legal Advisor

About

Ms. Pettit has been engaged in the practice of law for nearly three decades. As part of the legal team at EDF Renewables North America, Ms. Pettit is currently supporting Atlantic Shores as a legal advisor. In her role at EDF Renewables, Ms. Pettit is regularly engaged in a broad range of legal matters, including project development, tax equity finance, M&A, key project agreements relating to utility scale wind and solar energy projects, offtake agreements including power purchase agreements for both corporates and utilities, hedge agreements, and general corporate matters. Ms. Pettit’s industry focus for the latter half of her career has been largely focused on the renewable energy industry. Ms. Pettit holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and a juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Joris Veldhoven
Atlantic Shores Treasurer and Commercial Director
Joris Veldhoven
Atlantic Shores Treasurer and Commercial Director

About

A former global wind supply chain manager for Shell New Energies Wind, Mr. Veldhoven joined Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind as Commercial Director in January 2019. Mr. Veldhoven held various commercial roles with Shell since 2007 in The Netherlands, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. Over more than a decade Mr. Veldhoven has built deep experience in portfolio management, planning and supply chain management in difficult external settings. As of 2016, Mr. Veldhoven’s global role has included managing Shell’s relationships with all major supply chain partners in the wind industry, including turbine manufacturers, operations contractors and more. Mr. Veldhoven has helped enable Shell New Energies to build a portfolio of wind projects leading a global team of wind supply chain specialists from early project development to operations. Those successful development projects include five existing Shell onshore wind farms in the U.S. Mr. Veldhoven holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from Eindhoven University of Technology.

James Cotter
Atlantic Shores Technical Director
James Cotter
Atlantic Shores Technical Director

About

Mr. Cotter’s experience delivering and operating complex projects within the renewable industry was brought to Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind in January 2019, when he was appointed Technical Director. Having worked at all levels – with investors to board members and on-site – Mr. Cotter has successfully defined and implemented business strategy combining commercial, operational and project experience to ensure value is both understood and delivered to the business and its stakeholders. Mr. Cotter has worked in both project and operations phases, including managing long-term operations of onshore and offshore wind assets, the delivery and commissioning of assets and project design. Mr. Cotter holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of York.

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