Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Board of Directors

  • Jared Blum, EESI Board Chair; President, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)
  • Shelley Fidler, EESI Board Secretary/Treasurer; Principal, Government Affairs, Energy and Environmental Policy, VanNess Feldman Attorneys at Law
  • Richard L. Ottinger, EESI Board Chair Emeritus; Professor Emeritus and former Dean, Pace University School of Law; former Member of Congress (D-NY)
  • John J. Sheehan, EESI Board Vice Chair; retired Legislative Director, United Steelworkers of America
  • Ambassador Richard E. Benedick, Senior Advisor, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL); former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
  • Rosina M. Bierbaum Ph.D., Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan; served as Acting Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); directed OSTP’s Environment Division
  • Quincalee Brown, former Executive Director, Water Environment Federation
  • Frances S. Buchholzer, former Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Linda Church-Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
  • Kenneth M. Connolly, Vice President of Government Relations, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc; former Minority Staff Director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
  • Monty Cooper, Associate, Sedgwick, LLP
  • Roger Duncan, Research Assistant, University of Texas Austin; former General Manager, Austin Energy Services
  • John Gibbons, Consultant; former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; former Director of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
  • Laura Kalick, National Director, Nonprofit Tax Consulting, BDO
  • Elliott Laws, Senior Counsel, Crowell and Moring LLP; former President of Safety, Health and Environment for Texaco Inc.; former EPA Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response
  • Chris Schepis, Senior Professional Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
  • Claudine Schneider, Independent Consultant; former Member of Congress (R-RI)
  • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

Advisory Board

  • Nancy Bacon, former Senior Advisor, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
  • James P. Barrett, Chief Economist, Applied Solutions
  • Bill Becker, Senior Associate, Third Generation Environmentalism (3G); Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Natural Capitalism Solutions
  • Barbara Bramble, Senior Program Advisor, National Wildlife Federation
  • Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
  • Dr. Marilyn A. Brown, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy
  • Mort Caplin, Senior Member, Caplin & Drysdale
  • Jesse Caputo, State University of New York (SUNY) School of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Ken Colburn, Senior Associate, The Regulatory Assistaince Project
  • Charles Cooke, EOP Group
  • Michael Couick, President and CEO, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc.
  • Dr. Bruce Dale, Professor and Chair, Chemical Engineering Department, Michigan State University
  • Gerald Decker, Chairman of the Board, Emeritus, Decker Energy International
  • John E. Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund
  • Cynthia Gardstein, Senior Associate, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Andrew Goldberg, Senior Director, American Institute of Architects
  • Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bill Holmberg, Biomass Coordinator, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Stephen S. Kalland, Executive Director, North Carolina Solar Center, North Carolina State University
  • Pat Keegan, President, Collaborative Efficiency
  • Skip Laitner, Principal and Independent Consultant, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates
  • Linda Lance, Professional Staff, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Michael MacCracken, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for Climate Change Program, Climate Institute
  • Bernice McIntyre, Esq., Director, Legal Regulatory Strategy, Office of the General Counsel, Washington Gas
  • Dale Medearis, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Planner, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
  • Joseph Michels, Managing Directors, One Equity Partners
  • Christopher Miller, Partner, AJW, Incorporated
  • Frank Murray, President & CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development
  • Robert Musil, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, School of International Service, American University
  • Shirley Neff, Senior Advisor, Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • Rhone Resch, President, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Sam Ricketts, Director, Office of Governor Jay Inslee
  • Joseph Romm, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Roger Sant, Chairman, The Summit Foundation
  • Jeff Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Beth Shearer, President, Beth Shearer and Associates
  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Scott Slesinger, Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ned Stowe, Former EESI Sustainable Biomass & Energy Policy Associate
  • Paul Thomsen, Public Policy Administrator, Ormat Technologies
  • Scott A. Weiner, Managing Director, PointProspect, LLC
  • Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission