Tuck is pleased to announce the launch of the new Revers Center for Energy, established to inspire and shape tomorrow’s leaders in energy while engaging in today’s energy economy, and made possible through a generous gift from Daniel Revers T’89, managing partner and co-founder of ArcLight Capital Partners and a member of Tuck’s board of overseers.
The gift deepens Tuck’s commitment to educating wise leaders in the field of energy, making permanent the activities of the Revers Energy Initiative to facilitate student education and career exploration in this important and multifaceted sector.
It also continues Revers’ longstanding support of Tuck and its students. Revers provided catalyzing funding to launch the initiative in 2012, endowing the Revers Professor of Business Administration that same year. Revers has also shown his appreciation for Tuck by funding the Revers Board Fellows Program and a faculty fellow.
All gifts to support the Tuck School accord with the school’s foundational value of academic freedom, which is essential to its research and teaching mission. At no time, today or in the future, does any gift to Tuck direct the inquiry, research, teaching, or learning of faculty, staff, and students.
Revers Professor of Business Administration Erin Mansur said the formation of the new center reflects Revers’ extraordinary commitment to Tuck’s goals of education and scholarship. “Our newly endowed status gives us even more freedom and opportunity to explore the vast opportunities and challenges in the energy sector today and in the years to come, through courses, guest speakers, mentorship opportunities, programs, cases, conferences, and experiential learning.”
The new center will further enrich learning opportunities for MBA students by leveraging resources of the recently announced Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College, established to advance the understanding and knowledge of a resource that powers modern life. The Irving Institute, announced on Sept. 16, is expected to spur collaboration across campus, engaging students and faculty at Tuck, the Thayer School of Engineering, and many undergraduate departments in teaching and research.
“We at Tuck have long benefitted from Dan Revers’ insights and generosity, as an overseer and through his efforts to create a vibrant pathway for students interested in the topic of energy,” said Dean Matthew J. Slaughter. “This new gift continues that momentum, fueling opportunities for scholarship and generating meaningful connections among students, faculty, and business leaders in the field of energy.”
This gift will fuel opportunities for scholarship, generating meaningful connections among students, faculty, and business leaders in the field of energy.
Revers has worked in the energy industry since graduating from Tuck in 1989—first on the industry side, for Wheelabrator Technologies, then on the investment side, for John Hancock. In 2001 he co-founded ArcLight Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on North American and Western European energy assets. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with an additional office in Luxemburg, the firm has invested over $17 billion in more than 100 investments since its founding.
“Seeing the increased interest and excitement in energy among Tuck students has been tremendously gratifying to me,” said Revers. “The energy industry is incredibly complex, and with that complexity comes a need for the kind of leaders Tuck is known for. I am thrilled to continue supporting Tuck’s engagement with an industry that touches the lives of so many.”
“There is incredible momentum on campus around energy,” said April Salas, who joined the Revers Energy Initiative in July as its first full-time executive director. “The generosity of this gift will set us on a solid path to growth for years to come, and ensure that Tuck students have the support they need to pursue leadership careers in energy. I couldn’t be more excited to join at such a pivotal and transformative moment.”
Salas comes to Tuck with over a decade of both public and private sector experience in the energy field. Her most recent leadership position within the U.S. Department of Energy was as director of the White House-led Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Secretariat, co-chaired by the Secretary of Energy and the White House Offices of Science and Technology Policy, and Domestic Policy Council.