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Joel Freehling Appointed by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker to the Board of the Clean Energy Jobs and Justice Fund

Congratulations to our National Director of Clean Technology on his recent appointment!

Celebrating the Newest Board Member

As a demonstrated leader in sustainability; energy finance; and environmental, social, and governance, Joel Freehling graciously accepted his appointment by Governor JB Pritzker to the board of directors of the Illinois Clean Energy Jobs and Justice Fund. This fund will serve as a financing vehicle to support projects focused on equity, environmental justice, and inclusion throughout the state. Considering Joel’s background and experience, we are confident in his leadership ability in Illinois’ just energy transition. “I am very honored by Governor Pritzker’s appointment,” Joel responded. “I look forward to working with the other board members to make the Clean Energy Jobs and Justice Fund a model for an inclusive and equity-focused Green Bank.” Joel has more than 20 years of experience capitalizing energy finance programs with an equity lens. He has been a leader in bringing sustainability and novel financial products to under-served communities, including recent efforts to create a financial model that will promote EV infrastructure installations in low wealth communities. Governor JB Pritzker’s appointment speaks volumes to Joel’s critical voice in guiding the future of clean energy for the state. We are grateful for his contributions and thought leadership through his work at APTIM and beyond.

Our Clean and Equitable Energy Solutions

APTIM’s Clean Energy Solutions are executed with equity top of mind. We understand that low-income and communities of color are often disadvantaged when it comes to the transition to a decarbonized and clean energy future. In the past decade, APTIM has successfully administered more than $1 billion in energy efficiency and renewable energy incentive programs for utilities, states, and municipalities, many of which require an intentional focus on social equity and solutions catered to underserved communities.

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APTIM is a global industry leader headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With more than 3,000 employees worldwide, APTIM specializes in environmental services, sustainability and energy solutions, program management, resilience, critical infrastructure, as well as technical and data solutions. Our dedicated people have proven experience and expertise to provide integrated services and solutions to government agencies, commercial and industrial clients, as well as energy customers. APTIM commits to accelerating the transition toward a clean and efficient energy economy, building a sustainable future for our communities and natural world, and creating an inclusive, equitable environment that celebrates diversity of our people.


Joel Freehling
National Director, Clean Tech

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