CBI is pleased to announce a number of promotions. Stacie Smith has been promoted to the leadership role of Associate Managing Director. Tania Carlone and Carri Hulet have been promoted to Senior Mediators, and Julia Golomb has been promoted to Senior Associate. Catherine O’Hara has been promoted to Director of Contracts and Project Finance.

Congratulations Stacie, Tania, Carri, Julia, and Catherine!

CBI New Faces


Elizabeth Cooper joins CBI as an Associate, based in the Cambridge office. She previously served as the Lawrence Susskind Graduate Fellow and as a consultant at CBI. Her work touches upon a range of issues, including climate resilience, land use planning, transportation, and environmental health. At CBI, she supports collaboration and consensus-building processes through facilitation, community engagement, and synthesizing stakeholder input into public decision-making processes.  She also conducts stakeholder assessments and research regarding climate, natural resources, and energy issues. Prior to joining CBI, Elizabeth worked as an associate at the UMass Boston Center for Governance and Sustainability.
Robert Watts joined the CBI Board in December. He is an adjunct professor and Distinguished Fellow at Queens University in the School of Policy Studies and is a member of the Leadership Council to McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development Relations. He is also the Vice President of Indigenous Relations at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Canada. Currently he is on a one-year secondment to the Assembly of First Nations where he is Chief of Staff to National Chief Bellegarde. In addition, he advises corporations and governments on reconciliation and Indigenous strategy. He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and fellow at the Harvard Law School. Bob is of Mohawk and Ojibway ancestry and resides at the Six Nations Reserve.