Past Chair:Kevin A. Ewing, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
Liaison to Advisory Council:
Juanita Boyd Hardy, Managing Principal, Tiger Management Consulting Group, LLC
Ellen Berman, President, Consumer Energy Council of America
Denise Bode, Chief Executive Officer, American Wind Energy Association
Angie Howard, President, Howard-Johnson Associates
Helen Howes, Vice President, Corporate Environment Health & Safety, Exelon Corporation
Melinda Kimble, Vice President of Programs, UN Foundation
Martha Madden, President, mMadden Associates, LLC
Claudia McMurray, Senior Counsellor, Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit
Branko Terzic, Global Regulatory Policy Leader, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Juanita Boyd Hardy
Managing Principal, Tiger Management Consulting Group, LLC
Juanita Boyd Hardy is Founder and Managing Principal of Tiger
Management Consulting Group, LLC. She
has over 35 years of experience leading complex business transformation
initiatives, including 31 years with IBM where she retired in 2005. Ms. Hardy’s
is an expert in helping organizations improve and expand their business through
strategic visioning and execution, business process improvement, and leadership
development. Ms. Hardy has worked
extensively with US clients in the federal, state, and local government, as
well as private sector businesses in the information technology, energy, insurance,
health and finance industries, in the US and abroad. She led the development of the Doing Business in China Tool Kit for
Business Leaders, designed to help US companies successfully enter and
thrive in the China market and collaborated with US and China business
associates on its packaging and delivery.
Publications and Appearances
Ms. Hardy is a 2010 honoree for the Washington
Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award. She was featured in the Executive Spotlight of the Gazette of Politics and Business (August
2010). Her recent paper, The Impact of Rapid Growth in Services
Sector Exporting on Women-Owned Businesses was published in The Roadmap to 2020: Fueling the Growth of Women’s Enterprise
Development produced by Quantum Leaps and sponsored by IBM. Ms. Hardy has authored and presented many
papers on strategic change, including Five
Reasons to Target the China Market for your Business, printed in the
January 2010 issue of the Enterprising Women magazine and The Road to Successful Business Transformation: Sponsorship is Key,
reprinted in the October 2007 issue of the Peking University Business Review
(PKUBR). Ms. Hardy participated in a PKUBR business roundtable on Leadership and Change in Beijing in March 2008 and
a summary of the roundtable was published in the April 2008 PKUBR. Ms. Hardy was a speaker at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship
hosted by The Vital Voices Partnership, April 2010, the fifth Annual Conference
of America-China Women Business Leaders held in Beijing, Shanghai, and
Shenzhen, China, November 2009 and the World Trade Center Institute’s Annual Conference, Maryland Women Spanning the Globe, June
Education and Certifications
Ms. Hardy holds a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics from Livingstone
College. Advanced education includes graduate
work in Operations Research at George Washington University and Business
Administration through IBM’s prestigious The
President’s Class taught by Harvard Business School and the University of
Maryland Baltimore County’s AcTivate Program
for women entrepreneurs in technology (2006 inaugural class). Ms. Hardy holds certifications through IBM’s
Professional Consultant Certification Program and the Inside-Out Coaching Organization.
Ms. Hardy was a professor at IBM’s Executive Consulting Institute in Palisades, NY
where she taught consulting methodologies to principals and consultants
worldwide. She has been affiliated with Right
Management as an Executive Coach since 2006.
Ms. Hardy serves on the board for Women’s Council on Energy in the Environment
(WCEE). She served as the first chair of
its Advisory Council from 2008-2009 and served as its Immediate Past Chair
until 2010. Ms. Hardy is a former member
of the Board of Directors for AmericaSpeaks (2001-2009) and chaired its Board
Development Committee the last 2 years of her term. She is a member of the Art Advisory Board for
the University of Maryland University College and co-founder of Millennium Arts
Salon, a non-profit art advocacy and community education initiative based in
the District of Columbia.
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President, Consumer Energy Council of America
Ellen Berman has served as President of the Consumer Energy Council of America since its founding in 1973. Under Ms. Berman's leadership, CECA is recognized as one of the leading public policy organizations in the nation focusing on the energy, telecommunications and other industries providing essential services for consumers. Ms. Berman pioneered a process for developing public policy on contentious, high-stakes issues through consensus of the major stakeholders in the public and private sectors --- from such divergent interests as consumer and environmental organizations, Congress, federal agencies, state regulatory commissions, utilities, manufacturers, research organizations, academia, and small business and industrial users. That unique consensus process is utilized in each of CECA's consensus building forums.
Ms. Berman has led a series of landmark public policy studies on a broad range of critical energy and telecommunications issues, resulting in over 500 reports, technical, economic and policy analyses, public testimony, brochures, pamphlets, articles, official documents, consumer guides and op-ed pieces. Prior to joining CECA, Ms. Berman served on the legislative staff of a U.S. Senator and on the program staff of the OEO Poverty Program. She is an active member of the Aspen Institute Energy Policy Forum, the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, and the Council for the Arts at MIT. Ms. Berman holds a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University.
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CEO, American Wind Energy Association
Denise Bode is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Wind Energy
Association, the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry.
Ms. Bode is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and was elected twice,
state-wide, to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, where she served for 10
years. Her experience of more than 30 years in the energy field is extensive
and diverse, including serving as CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation,
President of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), a tax
partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Gold and Liebengood, Inc., and nine
years on the staff of then-U.S. Senator David Boren (D-OK) as his legal
counsel, focusing on the areas of energy and taxation and staffing the Senate
Finance Committee. Ms. Bode holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University
of Oklahoma, a Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason School of Law, and a
Masters of Law in Taxation degree from the Georgetown University School of Law.
In 2009, the honor of "Woman of the Year" for the Women's Council for
Energy and the Environment (WCEE) was bestowed on Ms. Bode, and she was named
one of the Washingtonian's "100 Most Powerful Women of Washington."
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Kevin A. Ewing
Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
Kevin A. Ewing is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. law offices of Bracewell & Giuliani. Mr. Ewing focuses on: Neutralizing environmental risks in transactions and development projects; Curing systemic environmental problems through improved compliance infrastructure, corporate governance, and auditing/performance measurement; Disclosing environmental issues effectively in SEC and sustainability reports; Identifying and solving compliance issues under the Toxic Substances Control Act and NEPA.
Mr. Ewing works on behalf of companies in the manufacturing, energy, and services industries in the U.S. and abroad, with specific emphasis on LNG, chemicals, heavy manufacturing, fertilizers, and multinational issues. He typically advises business leaders and senior legal management on matters driven by corporate strategy or involving commercial negotiations.
In addition, Mr. Ewing provides a broad spectrum of regulatory advice to the firm's manufacturing, commercial, and municipal clients under the major federal and certain state environmental statutes relating to water, waste, dangerous substances, and environmental impacts.
Mr. Ewing is fluent in German, reads French, and has a master's degree in European environmental law. In 2005, Mr. Ewing received a Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his contributions to superior legal writing. Mr. Ewing leads environmental seminars (1-3 hours) on a range of legal topics of interest to in-house counsel and management.
For more information, including his complete professional profile, please click on his personal professional page located at Bracewell & Giuliani
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President, Howard-Johnson Associates
Howard is president of Howard – Johnson Associates, a consulting practice
specializing in energy and utility issues as well as public relations and
Ms. Howard retired in May 2009 as
vice president, Office of the President and Executive Advisor to
the President for the Nuclear Energy Institute. She
represented NEI with policy, academic and industry organizations in the U.S.
and abroad. Ms. Howard, who joined NEI in 1996, had previous responsibilities
for the organization’s communications, external affairs and member relations
Ms. Howard was vice president and director of industry
relations and information services for the Atlanta-based Institute of Nuclear
Power Operations. She also was involved in the formation of the World
Association of Nuclear Operators and the development of communications
activities for the WANO-Atlanta Center, which is co-located with INPO. Before
joining INPO in 1980, Ms. Howard was employed by Duke Power Company from 1969
Ms. Howard received a bachelor’s
degree from Clemson University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management
Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. She has
completed the Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives sponsored by
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Academy for Nuclear
Training. Ms. Howard is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society
of America and is a member of the American Nuclear Society. She also is a
member of the Clemson University Research Foundation Board and the University
of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department Advisory Committee.
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Vice President, Corporate Environment Health & Safety, Exelon Corporation
Helen Howes joined Exelon Corporation as Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) in July 2003. Howes has 25 years experience in environmental management, environmental strategy/policy development, environmental planning and sustainable development work. At Exelon, Howes is responsible governance and oversight of the environment and safety function across the company. In this function, she is responsible for environment and safety compliance, environmental auditing, development of corporate environment policy and strategy, as well a programs on climate change, internal energy efficiency and recycling, and external stakeholder outreach. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Environment Council and the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Nature Conservancy. She is also a member of the PA Governor's Energy Advisory Board and the Advisory Council of the Women's Council on Energy & the Environment.
Howes previously served as Vice President, Sustainable Development, for Ontario Power Generation.
Howes received her Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from York University, Canada in 1977, and a BS in Aquatic Biology from Queens University, Canada in 1975.
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Partner, Patton Boggs, LLP
Suedeen Kelly is a partner with Patton Boggs, LLP, where she represents clients in the electric and natural gas industries on business, regulatory, litigation and policy matters such as smart grid, renewable energy, electricity transmission, electricity and gas markets, natural gas infrastructure, natural gas quality standards, carbon emissions, clean energy technologies, energy efficiency and others.
Nominated by Presidents Bush and Obama to three terms as Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner, Kelly resolved 7,000 disputes with published Commission decisions and authored 100 separate statements during her tenure.
She spearheaded change in regulatory policies, including integration of renewables into the grid, transmission interconnection and planning reform, deployment of smart grid technology to the transmission grid, and the inclusion of smart grid demonstration grants in the stimulus effort.
She served as regulatory counsel for the California Independent System Operator and was a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law where she taught energy law, utility regulation, administrative law and legislative process. She worked as a legislative aide to Sen. Jeff Bingaman, then ranking member of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. She also served as Chair and Commissioner for the Public Service Commission of New Mexico, and as an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Suedeen graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School, and earned a B.A. with Distinction in Chemistry from the University of Rochester. She is admitted to the bars of New Mexico and the District of Columbia.
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Vice President of Programs, UN Foundation
Melinda Kimble is Senior Vice President for Programs at the UN Foundation. She oversees the program areas of health, population, the environment and peace/human rights. Melinda joined the UN Foundation in May 2000.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, attaining the rank of Minister-Counselor. Ms. Kimble served in policy-level positions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, overseeing multilateral development issues and debt policy; in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environment and Scientific Affairs (OES), leading environmental negotiations (e.g, Climate Change Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 1997). Ms. Kimble's assignments abroad include Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt and Tunisia.
She speaks French and Arabic and holds two masters degrees: Economics (University of Denver) and MPA (Harvard's Kennedy School of Government).
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Martha A. Madden
President of mMadden Associates, LLC
Martha A. Madden, a National Security and Environmental Consultant, is President of mMadden Associates (offices in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, Louisiana.) Martha's areas of expertise are in governmental affairs, environmental management, health education and economic development. Accruing over 30 years of technical, management, and executive experience with both public and private companies, Martha is often petitioned to utilize her strategic problem-solving ability to the country's areas in most need. As former Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Martha participated in developing the first emergency response program in the U.S. While serving in this capacity, she used a visionary management approach to address a stakeholder need. That creativity was responsible for her winning the 1987 State Conservation Award from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation for assisting in developing three volumes of an Environmental Educational Series.
Martha's portfolio packs accolades for finance, human resources, legal, operations, and information systems activities. Her commitment to establishing a dynamic, entrepreneurial business environment has led to her appointment as Corporate Vice President for a number of private corporations specializing in research, science, regulatory and major policy activities, and her leadership has become hallmarks of her tenure at many multi-billion dollar companies.
Governmental Affairs is an area of Martha's expertise that covers the inside to top officials in local, state, and national governments ---as a Legislative Assistant in Washington, D.C.; an Environmental lobbyist; Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; Coordinator of the Louisiana's Office of Permits; and with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste.
Martha served on the Louisiana Governor's Energy Commission before working as the Special Assistant to the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. Rounding out her federal government experience, Martha was appointed to serve on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Board with the U.S. Coast Guard appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. D.O.T. For ten years she was an appointed volunteer (Security Clearance) to the National Defense Executive Reservists (FEMA), Washington, D.C. Dedication and hard work transferred into the form of appointments to two National Task Forces: (1) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism Task Force and (2) Cyber Threats of the Future Task Force.
Described as focused, dedicated, and financially successful, Martha is a visionary with sound judgement offering viable solutions to today's modern problems.
Martha's honors include her recent invitation to serve as a member of The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) 2006 Senior Fellows Program. Martha also received a Certification of Appreciation for Meritorious Service from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy; the Outstanding Employee Award - U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste; Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., the "Pioneer Award" from the U.S. EPA for her work with the Small Business Assistance Program. Louisiana has recently inducted her into the Hall of Fame at the Louisiana Center for Women and Government at Nicholls State University.
Martha has a BS and MA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and advanced graduate studies at Stanford University in California. She has traveled in 70 countries, over 5 million miles around the world and lectured and/or attended United Nations Conferences, London Business School and Taiwan University.
For more information on mMadden Associates, please visit www.mMaddenAssociates.com
Senior Counsellor, Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit
McMurray is currently Senior Counsellor to the Prince of Wales’s International
Sustainability Unit (ISU), representing the ISU in the United States. She has spent her career as a lawyer,
policymaker and diplomat, focusing on issues related to the environment,
natural resource conservation, energy, health and science.
joining the ISU, Ms. McMurray served as Senior Counsel to President Obama’s
Commission investigating the BP oil spill, and President and CEO of Mainstream
Green Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic advice on
sustainability, climate change, and other environmental issues.
2006 to 2009, Ms. McMurray served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans,
Environment and Science, appointed by President George Bush to represent the
United States government on the minister level for a broad portfolio of
issues. She was Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for Environment from 2003 to 2006, and Associate Deputy
Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003. During the 1990’s she served as Counsel to
the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, as well as to Senators
John Warner and Fred Thompson. She began
her legal career at the international law firms of Patton Boggs, LLP and
Kirkland and Ellis.
McMurray currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Panthera, a
foundation dedicated to conservation in the wild of all species of big
cats. She also serves on the Board of
the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and on the President’s Council, an advisory
group to the President of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
She is a
graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an editor of the
law review The Tax Lawyer. She graduated with honors from Smith College.
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Global Regulatory Policy Leader, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Branko Terzic is currently Global Regulatory Policy Leader in the Energy & Resources Group of Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Washington DC.
Prior to joining Deloitte, he was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Natural Gas Holding Company Yankee Energy System, Inc. (subsequently acquired by Northeast Utilities, Inc.)
A former commissioner on the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1990-1993) and Wisconsin Public Service Commission (1981-1986), Mr. Terzic served as the first Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Racing Board (now the Gaming Commission.)
An internationally recognized expert in energy security, Mr. Terzic has recently served as Co-Managing Partner for Energy & Infrastructure in Deloitte & Touche Central Europe (Prague) and has lectured or consulted on energy policy, management and regulatory issues in the US, South America, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe and China.
His column, Terzic on Strategy, appears regularly in New Power Executive.
A Professional Engineer and a Fellow (FRSA) of The Royal Society of Arts (London, UK), he serves on the Board of the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets (Washington) and the Battelle Energy Advisory Board (Columbus, Ohio).
Mr. Terzic holds a BS in Engineering and University Distinguished Graduate honors from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He served as a Captain in the US Army Reserve was qualified as a Foreign Area Officer.
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