Wendy Simmons P'16

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Wendy Simmons has been the President and Founder of Prism Energy Services, a state, and federally certified Woman-Owned Business, since 1998. The firm is an energy services company that conducts energy audits on large commercial and municipal buildings and installs the energy improvements they recommend. Wendy is proud to lead her company, as the only woman-owned firm in an industry and marketplace dominated by men. Wendy was honored as a Woodward Scool Women of Distinction in 2017.

Wendy began her career in 1984 as the office manager for an energy engineering company, where she earned progressive responsibility and was trained in energy engineering. Prior to founding her own firm, she was a manager running large utility energy efficiency programs. Wendy credits her career trajectory, starting from the “bottom job” and ending up in the “top office,” to simply dreaming it and then doing whatever it took to make it happen.

Wendy and her spouse, Patti, have two daughters whom they are very proud of, LilliAnn and Abby Rose, both graduates of The Woodward School. During their time at Woodward, Wendy became a “superfan” of the School for its strong academic focus, the nurturing community that supports the students, and most fondly, for the athletics programs. Wendy attended 10 consecutive seasons of Wildcat soccer games and five seasons of softball, missing only 1 game.
Wendy volunteers her time and talents within her community. When her children were young, she coached T-ball and soccer, as well as serving as a Girl Scout leader for many years. Wendy recently concluded 12 consecutive years on the Board of Directors of The South Shore Chamber of Commerce, serving four of those years on the executive committee. She has been invited to join the Board of the South Shore Economic Development Corporation. Wendy has been active in the Quincy Rotary Club for ten years and will become President-Elect on July 1, 2017. Wendy supports the work of many local charities through her participation in the Rotary Club of Quincy, including the Salvation Army, Interfaith Social Services, Kennedy Senior Center, Germantown Program of the South Shore YMCA and QCAP. Wendy is an active participant in a thriving informal South Shore “women’s business community,” having been introduced through her mentoring relationships with Phyllis Godwin and Dolly Di Pesa. This is a group of accomplished businesswomen, many of whom are former Women of Distinction, who support and advise one another, in addition to sharing friendship.

Wendy is a resident and business owner in the City of Quincy, for 27 and 19 years respectively. She and her spouse Patti, a retired RN, share a deep dedication to family, friends and caring for others. Wendy is grateful for the life she leads and feels privileged to share it with so many wonderful people and organizations.