Paul DeCotis

Paul DeCotis

Senior Partner Energy & Utilities New York

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With over 30 years of experience as an energy industry executive, consultant, thought leader and educator, Paul leads business and technology applications that address the needs of an industry in transition.

As a leader at West Monroe, Paul challenges teams to envision, innovate, create, and deliver. Generous, enthusiastic and caring, he elevates those around him, sharing knowledge and mentoring his peers.

Paul joined West Monroe from Long Island Power Authority, where he served as managing director for contract oversight and previously as vice president of power markets. He earned a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York College at Brockport, a master’s degree from the University at Albany, and an MBA from The Sage Graduate Schools.

What makes Paul different

Outside of work, Paul spends time with family, including grandkids. He luxuriates in the outdoors, hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking in the mountains and lakes that are easily accessible from his residence in Ballston Spa, New York.

Where Paul makes an impact

Paul invests great energy in academic, industry and not-for-profit organizations. He is a board member with the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University and Delta Institute of Chicago. He is an editorial board member at Wiley Natural Gas & Electricity Journal and Springer Energy Efficiency Journal. He has published dozens of articles and papers on topics ranging from renewable energy to energy efficiency, performance management and evaluation, energy independence, and policy.

Paul was named one of New York City & State’s “Responsible 100” recognizing 100 of New York’s most outstanding corporate citizens, executives, thought leaders, visionaries, and influencers in promoting the core principles of social responsibility: charity, community engagement, customer service, diversity and inclusion, equity, ethics, transparency, sustainability, and volunteerism.

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