The First Wind Team

Carol J. Grant

Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Executive Summary: 

Carol J. Grant is responsible for external affairs at First Wind, including public affairs, public relations and corporate communications.

Career Highlights: 

Ms. Grant served as Chief of Operations for Mayor David Cicilline in the City of Providence from 2003 to 2007, leading ten departments and two strategic initiatives in the areas of neighborhood services and economic growth. She was previously vice president of human resources for Textron. From 1983 to 1997, Ms. Grant held executive positions in law, external affairs, and operations for NYNEX, including leadership of the entire business in Rhode Island. She also served as the founding Chair of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation during the period that the quasi-public organization was created and the new terminal at T.F. Green Airport was built.

Ms. Grant has held a wide variety of civic leadership roles, including Chair of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and membership on the Governor’s Economic Policy Council and the Board of the Rhode Island Foundation.

Education and Credentials: 
  • Juris Doctor from University of Michigan School of Law
  • B.A. from University of Missouri
  • HONORS: Athena Award, the New England Council’s Women in Leadership Award

First Wind is committed to the communities we work in.


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