ROBERT B. CATELL
Recipient, "2013 S.T.A.R. Award"
Science & Technology Advocate Recognition Award
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Robert B. Catell as a recipient of its 2013 S.T.A.R. Award (Science & Technology Advocate Recognition Award). Mr. Catell will be honored on Wednesday, February 6th at the Westbury Manor for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement of science and technology on Long Island.
Please help support Mr. Catell in his goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Science Museum of Long Island's programs and services for the children and families of the region!
A summary of Mr. Catells's impressive list of accomplishments:
Mr. Catell was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union Gas. His career with Brooklyn Union Gas started in 1958. Following National Grid’s acquisition of KeySpan Corporation, Mr. Catell became Chairman of National Grid, U.S. and Deputy Chairman of National Grid plc.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University, New York State Smart Grid Consortium, Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School (formerly Lourdes Academy), Futures in Education Endowment Fund, KEYERA Energy Management Ltd., and the New York Energy Policy Institute’s Advisory Council (NYEPI).
Mr. Catell serves on the Board of the following governmental organizations:
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the NYS Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB).
Mr. Catell serves on the Board of the following not for profit organizations:
Brooklyn Community Foundation, City College of New York 21st Century Foundation, Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, National Grid Foundation, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, and the New York City Police Foundation.
Mr. Catell serves on the Board of the following business organizations:
First National Bank of New York (FNBNY), Long Island Angel Network (LIAN), Long Island Association (LIA), National Petroleum Council, and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS).
Mr. Catell serves on the Advisory Board for:
Advanced Power North America (APNA), CAI Investments, EC Infosystems, Hudson Clean Energy Fund, Our Energy Policy Foundation, Posillico Inc., SUNY Farmingdale, the President’s Advisory Council at Adelphi University, VNG.CO, the Winthrop Hospital Board of Regents, and the NYU Poly Advisory Committee of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE).
Mr. Catell is a former Chairman of the American Gas Association, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Association, Partnership for New York City, Inc., U.S. Energy Association (USEA), Business Council of NYS, the Advisory Board of the City College of New York’s School of Engineering, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
Mr. Catell was a board member of: the Brooklyn Public Library Foundation, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Energy Association of NYS, Long Island Foreign Affairs Forum, the advisory board of HeartShare for Human Services, and the Brooklyn Law School (Member Emeritus).
Mr. Catell is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, CUNY Business Leadership Council, National Society of Professional Engineers, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society of Gas Lighting.
Mr. Catell received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has attended Columbia University’s Executive Development Program, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
The inaugural ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Science Museum of Long Island
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not-for-profit science activity center located in Plandome on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically pre-registered hands-on science workshops.