Bill is the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU). He holds a BS and MS in Industrial Education from Central Connecticut State University and a MS in Business from Rensselaer. He earned a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Sustainable Development Manager (CSDM) from the Association of Energy Engineers and is a LEED Accredited Profession from the US Green Building Council. Leahy has forty years of experience in public education and/or energy management.
In 2002, Leahy was appointed Director at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University. Institute is the recipient of the 2004 National Energy Star Partnership Award for Community Leadership in Energy Education from the US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, as well as numerous recognitions from regional and state organizations.