Jessica Trombly, of New Bedford, Mass., has been named the Director of the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) at Bristol Community College.

In her new role, Jessica will work collaboratively to manage the NOWI’s strategy, operations, partnerships, training portfolio and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certifications. She received her bachelor's degree from Westfield State University and is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Southcoast Cohort.

Prior to joining the NOWI, Jessica served as Director of Business Development, Communications and Special Projects at the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC), where she led initiatives designed to build an expansive business development pipeline in addition to managing the council’s communications strategy and community partnerships. She has also served as the Sustainability Coordinator/Project Manager for the City of New Bedford’s Energy Office, where she collaborated in developing the city’s NB Resilient sustainability plan.

Jessica is deeply connected to sustainability and initiatives moving communities forward. She was born in California and has lived in numerous locations across the globe before returning to her family’s roots in Massachusetts,15 years ago, where she is enjoying all that the South Coast has to offer.

Bristol Community College’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) will offer a comprehensive array of globally recognized training, to ensure the workforce has the skills and certifications required for careers in the offshore wind industry. The state-of-the-art NOWI facility, located at 198 Herman Melville Boulevard, in New Bedford, features an innovative practical training section combined with theory and classroom work.