CIC Providence celebrates IEA as 10,000th client

August 11, 2023 - Rhode Island
Shown (from left) are: Caity Villari, Events & Marketing Lead, CIC; Colleen Kwedor, Senior Relationship Manager, CIC;
Amanda Kelley, Director of Global PR, CIC; Brant Patnode, Senior VP Services, IEA; Ryan Cooper, VP Business Development, IEA;
Franco Repetto, VP Commercial Operations, IEA; Daniel Presley, Project Engineer, IEA; Mike Milledge, Director of Offshore Wind, IEA;
Rodrigo Martinez, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, CIC; and Vicky Roberts, Director of Business Development – Offshore Wind, IEA


Providence, RI CIC Providence hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the welcoming of its 10,000th client, IEA (Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives).

The event took place at CIC Providence and included remarks from CIC chief marketing and experience officer Rodrigo Martinez as well as IEA. As one of the newest members of CIC’s offshore wind cluster in Providence, IEA joins a group of 30 other energy organizations, including Ørsted, Glosten, Burns & McDonnel, GEV, Boston Energy, and Crowley Maritime.

CIC builds and operates a global network of innovation campuses where startups, scale-ups, corporations and public entities connect, work, and grow. Founded in 1999, CIC manages more than one million s/f of innovation-focused workspace, laboratories, and event space across North America, Europe and Asia. 

Additionally, CIC develops innovation-related programming, builds and enables industry clusters, and provides world-class innovation consulting. 

IEA is a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise. As one of the largest utility-scale wind farm contractors, completing over 23.5 gigawatts of wind power projects across North America, IEA brings immense industry experience and expertise to RI’s growing offshore wind industry. 



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