Thomas (Tod) J. Hynes III B.S.

  • Vice Chair
Tod Hynes

Senior Lecturer, MIT

Mr. Tod Hynes is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he teaches a graduate course called Climate & Energy Ventures, and co-founded and advises the MIT Climate & Energy Prize. Mr. Hynes founded XL Fleet, a leading provider of fleet electrification solutions for the commercial vehicle market, in 2008 and took the company public in 2020. Previously, as the Director of Alternative Energy at Citizens Energy, he launched the company’s wind development business and assessed various other clean energy and carbon offset development opportunities.

Prior to Citizens Energy, Mr. Hynes founded a consulting and engineering company in clean and distributed power generation. He also co-chaired the Energy Committee of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions (CERC), the organization that greened the 2004 U.S. presidential Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Mr. Hynes holds a B.S. in Management Science from MIT.