Keynote Speaker

Kevin Doyle



Kevin Doyle is an independent consultant, serving environmental and sustainability clients in business, government, academia and the nonprofit sector since 2007.

He provides a range of services, including: labor market/careers research, employer engagement for education, strategic planning, facilitation for decision-making, program evaluation, and professional training. Reach him at


Kevin is workforce development co-chair for the Northeast Clean Energy Council ( He co-manages the online clean energy directory (, leads the NECEC role in the MA Clean Energy Internship Program, tracks workforce trends, and serves as a liaison between NECEC member companies and the regional workforce development and education community.


Some of Kevin’s recent (2014-15) and current (as of September, 2016) projects, include:


  • A national study of “green infrastructure” jobs for Jobs for the Future, Forest Service, Kresge Fdn.
  • Clean energy job studies of MA, VT, CA, IA, PA, OH, FL, MO, IL w/BW Research Partnership
  • A study of nontraditional jobs for women for the Massachusetts Accelerated Energy Program
  • Creation of employer involvement toolkit for Jobs for the Future and US Department of Labor
  • Creation/delivery of professional training for sustainability MS program at UMass Amherst
  • Workforce development projects for MA Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
  • Professional development lead for NOAA Coastal, Coral and Digital Coast Fellowship Programs
  • Strategic planning for the American Samoa Coastal Management Program and NOAA
  • A national study of training needs related to climate change resilience for ERG and NOAA


Before launching Green Economy, Kevin was the National Director of Program Development at the headquarters of Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) from 1988-2007. ECO was a national nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland, Tampa and Boston. As National Director of Program Development, Kevin was a leader in creating employer-financed programs that supported 12,000 paid internships and fellowships for students from hundreds of colleges in all fifty states.


Kevin’s work at ECO focused on growing the portfolio of internship and fellowship programs supported by federal government contracts, a client base that grew from one program to more than twenty. Clients grew to include Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Energy, Geological Survey, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Kevin’s work has been noted by New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Newsweek, Forbes, E Magazine, Marketplace Money, Living on Earth, National Public Radio, Sierra, Outside, Chronicle Channel 5 (Boston), Mass High Tech News, Boston Business Journal, Grist, and more.


Kevin is the project manager, and co-author, of popular books about environmental careers for Island Press, including The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World, and The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century.


Kevin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in Geography/Environmental Planning from the University of Iowa. He was honored by the University of Iowa School of Liberal Arts as one of only six graduates from the University’s history to be selected for the inaugural class of UI Alumni Fellows.