As Founding Chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority, Scott Bates secured a partnership with the largest offshore wind power company in the world to transform Connecticut’s State Pier into a hub for the wind power industry. Soon after completing his term as Chairman of the CT Port Authority, the Office of Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont issued a statement saying that in addition to being “the driving force behind recruiting the offshore wind industry to Connecticut, Bates led the negotiation of a 20 year port operations contract that attracted substantial private investment in State Pier.”

Bates continues his advocacy for green energy and has recently been a featured speaker at US Offshore Wind Conferences, leading discussions on developing partnerships to advance the offshore wind industry while securing port revitalization.