Dr. Emily Reichert, Ph.D.
Dr. Reichert was appointed as a Forum director in July 2021 and currently serves as a member of the Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee. She also currently serves as Chief Executive Officer Emeritus and a member of the board of directors of Greentown Labs, the largest climate tech incubator in North America. Dr. Reichert served as the Chief Executive Officer of Greentown Labs from January 2013 until December 2022. She began her career at Arthur D. Little as a Ph.D. scientist and progressed into research and technology advancement, business development and general management roles. Prior to forming Greentown Labs, she was the Director of Business Operations at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry where she helped grow the angel-funded startup into a sustainable contract research and development business with a mission to minimize the environmental impact of chemical products. She has been appointed to leadership positions on innovation, economic development, entrepreneurship, and clean technology commercialization at the city, state, and federal level, including the City of Somerville’s Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Governor’s Economic Development Planning Council, the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Reichert holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
The board of directors selected Dr. Reichert because of her significant experience in the areas of sustainability and climate change, including as an executive officer, scientist, and thought leader for clean technologies.