Doug Foy is a founder and CEO of Serrafix, a strategic consulting firm focused on environmental, energy, transportation, and climate change issues. Prior to launching Serrafix in 2006, Mr. Foy served as the first Secretary of Commonwealth Development in the administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In leading this “super-Secretariat”, Mr. Foy oversaw the agencies of Transportation, Housing, Environment, and Energy, with combined annual capital budgets of $5 billion, operating budgets of $500 million, and a total workforce of more than 11,000. This unique position enabled him to put into practice many of the policies he developed over 25 years as head of the Conservation Law Foundation. Among its hundreds of prominent cases under Mr. Foy’s leadership, CLF lawsuits forced the cleanup of Boston Harbor, prevented offshore oil drilling on the prime fishing grounds of Georges Bank, banned off-road vehicles from the beaches and dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, prevented the construction of the Seabrook 2 nuclear power plant, and dramatically reduced childhood lead poisoning throughout the region.
Mr. Foy currently serves on the corporate boards of Ameresco (NYSE), Acumentrics (fuel cells), GreenerU (college and university climate programs), RainBank (rainwater harvesting), HotZero, and Renew Energy Partners; the non-profit boards of the Ocean Genome Legacy Foundation, Pioneer Institute, SmartPower, the State Smart Transportation Initiative, the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, and Conservation Law Foundation; and the National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Widely acknowledged as a leading environmentalist, Mr. Foy has received, among other awards: the President’s Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award, the country’s highest conservation award; the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the national memorial to President Wilson; and the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Queen of England. Mr. Foy, a member of the 1968 USA Olympic Rowing Team and the 1969 USA National Rowing Team, graduated from Princeton University as a University Scholar in engineering and physics, attended Cambridge University in England as a Churchill Scholar in geophysics, and graduated from Harvard Law School.