Haines and Groves Join Renewables Alliance

Oct. 22, 2021
Haines will serve as REBA's first senior vice president of strategy and impact and Groves the organization's vice president of clean energy innovations.

David E. Haines II and Misti Groves recently assumed senior-level roles with the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), an alliance of large energy buyers, energy providers, service providers, and non-governmental organizations.

Haines will serve as REBA’s first senior vice president of strategy and impact and Groves the Washington, D.C.-based group’s vice president of clean energy innovations.

“The REBA organizations are thrilled to welcome David and Misti to our leadership team as we work toward a clean energy future,” remarked Miranda Ballentine, CEO of REBA and its REBA Institute research and development arm. “These leaders are recognized experts who will undoubtedly deliver immediate value to my team and our members as we usher in a new era and advance our work over the next decade and beyond. David’s years of acumen in energy innovation and complex regulatory issues and Misti’s robust knowledge in corporate energy procurement provide the resources REBA needs to propel our growth and impact.”

Haines, most recently the chief strategy and innovation officer at the nonprofit BakerRipley, has also worked at Royal Dutch Shell and the U.S. Department of the Interior. His focus at REBA will include implementing the buyers’ group’s 2030 strategic plans. Haines holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Morehouse College and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.

“We are paving the way to a zero-carbon future,” commented Haines. “It’s a privilege to work with the more than 270 companies participating as REBA members as well as REBA staff as we discover new and innovative ways to reach our collective goals.”

In her new role, Groves will concentrate on programs to overcome clean-energy market barriers. Previously, she held roles with LevelTen and Schneider Electric. Groves’ educational credentials include bachelor’s and master’s degrees in atmospheric science from the University of Washington and University of California, Los Angeles, along with a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

“The clean energy transition is a fundamental tool for addressing climate change,” concluded Groves. “REBA’s daily work in harnessing corporate buying power and aligning environmental good with business enterprise is the right strategy for our future.”