Ben Yazman is the primary point of contact for Heritage Wind. He coordinates with a cross-disciplinary team to advance projects through all stages of development up to power marketing, with a focus on site identification and acquisition. An experienced project manager, Ben joined Apex in February 2016 after three and a half years supporting USAID programs in Afghanistan with Chemonics International.

I look forward to working with the Barre community to bring Heritage Wind to life.” – Ben Yazman

Carmen O'Keefe is a development associate for the Heritage Wind and Lighthouse Wind projects. She began working with Apex in July of 2015. Carmen manages the office in Barker and helps to establish relationships and connections in Somerset and Yates. Carmen grew up in Newfane and is thrilled to see the potential for progress in the area she considers home. Carmen has a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music from Greenville College and is very active musically in Western New York.


Jake Monacelli is a land agent for the Heritage Wind project, and is one of the primary contacts for the project, along with Ben Yazman.  He began working with Apex in early January, 2017.  He helps Heritage Wind with land outreach and acquisition by talking and meeting with landowners to discuss the project.  Jake grew up in Albion and looks forward to connecting with members of his nearby community, demonstrating the positive impact and benefits that Heritage Wind has the potential to bring to the area he calls home.


Office Hours

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 and by appointment


Contact Information

(585) 563-5137 

Heritage Wind Office

49 North Main Street

Albion, NY 14411

Apex Clean Energy Headquarters

310 4th St NE, Suite 200

Charlottesville, VA 22902