Mark Zankel

Director of Community Solar Farms

Mark (he/him) joined ReVision Energy in May 2023 as the Director of Community Solar Farms. He is working with a talented team to develop a distributed network of well-sited, 1-5MW solar arrays that will provide clean, renewable, and more affordable energy to thousands of individuals and businesses who are not able to install solar on their homes/buildings/properties.

Prior to ReVision, Mark spent 28 years working for the global nonprofit conservation organization The Nature Conservancy. He began his TNC career in 1994 as an ecologist with TNC’s North Carolina Chapter, then served as Director of Science & Stewardship for TNC in Delaware, and in 2000 became the New Hampshire Chapter’s Director of Conservation Programs. In 2013, Mark was appointed as TNC’s New Hampshire State Director, and rounded out his final TNC year as a Global Conservation Strategy Advisor in the Chief Conservation Office.

At TNC, Mark played catalyzing leadership roles in landmark conservation initiatives including the effort to conserve 171,000 acres of forestland in the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters; development of widely used landscape conservation plans for the Ashuelot River and Coastal NH watersheds; launch of a multi-state collaborative to protect wildlife connectivity across the Northern Appalachians; an ambitious initiative to restore shellfish reefs in Great Bay estuary; and restoration of thousands of acres in NH’s globally imperiled pine barrens ecosystem. Under Mark’s leadership, TNC in New Hampshire successfully completed a $45 million Future of Nature capital campaign, the largest conservation fundraising campaign in New Hampshire history.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Susan live in Hopkinton NH, where they raised their two children, and proudly power their home with two ReVision-installed ground-mount solar arrays. Mark enjoys hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing with family and friends, playing guitar, and brewing up homemade maple syrup. He is an alumni and current trustee of Leadership NH, chairs the Town of Hopkinton’s Budget Committee, and has served on the boards of Capital Center for the Arts and Five Rivers Conservation Trust.