Brite Energy Announces New Board Members, Leadership

WARREN, Ohio – The Brite Energy Innovators Board of Directors on Thursday announced the appointment of six new members and new leadership.

“We’re excited to expand our board with six new members who bring a diverse perspective to our clean energy ecosystem at Brite,” said Rick Stockburger, president and CEO. “Our continued growth is driven by strong board leadership, and we’re fortunate to welcome individuals who provide regional, national and international perspective to our work.”

The new board members began their three-year terms effective Jan. 1 and can serve two consecutive terms. The new board members are: 

  • Patricia Grospiron, executive director of the builder platform for The Engine Accelerator. 
  • Samuel Huston, Mahoning Valley market president for Huntington National Bank.
  • Rev. Todd Johnson, pastor at Second Baptist Church and 1st Ward councilman, city of Warren.
  • Marvin Logan Jr., director of education and employment at Rocket Community Fund.
  • Jennifer Lynch, principal at Remington Road Group.
  • Michael Repetto Sr., senior director of project management at Foxconn EV System.

The board also appointed new leaders. They are:

  • Chair: Michael Stacey, director and ZEV campaign leader for KPMG Infrastructure Practice.
  • Vice chair: Courtney Gras, startup community lead for Amazon Web Services. 
  • Treasurer: Tim Petrey, CEO of HD Growth Partners and White Glove Payroll.
  • Secretary: Alexa Sweeney-Blackann, former president of Sweeney Chevrolet and Sweeney Buick GMC.

“On behalf of the board, I want to express our gratitude to outgoing chair Michael Hripko, whose steadfast support saw the organization through a period of extreme growth, and welcome our new members,” Stacey said. “We look forward to continuing to build upon the groundwork that has been laid while we work collectively to advance the clean energy economy, bringing more opportunity, more clean energy innovation and more support to the 100-plus startups that Brite currently serves.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.