Lyle Sclair

Economic Development Manager

Lyle Sclair is leading Community Offshore Wind’s Economic Development efforts. Lyle is excited to ensure that the clean energy transition supports and builds up the communities served by Community Offshore Wind.

Previously, Lyle served as an Economic Development Representative on National Grid’s New York Economic Development team, where he was responsible for working with economic development customers and stakeholders across their New York City and Long Island gas service territory. During his tenure, Lyle created several new programs and revamped existing ones, including the Economic Development and Future of Heat Program, Area Development Rates, and the Project “C” Small Business Technical Assistance Grant.

Lyle brings over fifteen years of experience working with government agencies, not for profits and small businesses to move complex public-private economic development projects along from concept to implementation. Prior to joining National Grid, Lyle was the executive director of Bayside Village BID, representing over 117 property owners and 250 small businesses. He has also served as a special advisor to the Board of Directors of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, providing technical assistance to over 40 chambers across Nassau County. Lyle started his career in economic development with Sustainable Long Island, where the organization’s brownfield program and worked on revitalization efforts in communities across Long Island.

Lyle currently lives in Long Beach, New York with his wife and two children. He has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University and received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a certified economic developer by the International Economic Development Council and is also a former Coro Fellow and currently participating in the Mid-Career Fellowship Program for New York City Professionals. Additionally, he was recently tricked by his son to serve as his Den Leader for Cub Scouts and also sits on the board of the Northeast Economic Development Association.