Join us for three days of insight, ideas, and connections at the Dartmouth Energy Forum: Investing in Our Energy Futures.
Alexis Abramson is dean of the Thayer School of Engineering. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she taught at Case Western Reserve University and was director of the university’s Great Lakes Energy Institute. During the Obama administration she served as chief scientist and manager of the Emerging Technologies Division at the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2018, she held the role as technical advisor for Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures effort.
M. Elyse Allan ’79 TU’84 P’14
Elyse Allan currently serves as a director of Brookfield Asset Management, an alternative asset manager, and as vice chair of Ontario Health, which oversees the Ontario health system, following her retirement as president and chief executive officer of GE Canada and vice president of the GE Company. She was appointed to the Order of Canada for her work championing scientific literacy, particularly among girls.
Norman C. Bay ’82
Norman C. Bay is head of the energy regulatory and enforcement practice group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, DC. He was chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and served as director of its Office of Enforcement. As chairman, he shaped FERC policy on energy storage, aggregated distributed energy resources, transmission, interconnection, and competitive wholesale electricity markets.
Andrew Beebe ’93
Andrew Bebee is a managing director of Obvious Ventures, where he’s been investing in early stage technology start-ups since 2015. For nearly two decades, Andrew has focused on clean technology and clean energy solutions. He started down the clean tech path with Energy Innovations in 2003, which he grew from a business plan to a major solar developer serving customers such as Google and Sony Pictures. After selling his company to Suntech, he spent two years at NextEra Energy, leading the distributed generation organization.
Stina Brock ’01 TH’02
Stina Brock is vice president of business development for Proterra. She works with electric fleet owners, partners, utilities, and grid operators to enable a more efficient, flexible, and sustainable grid. She was formerly the head of North America for Electron, whose platform enables modern energy markets. Previously, she was senior director at Sunverge, working with utilities to deploy virtual power plants with solar and storage.
Gilbert Campbell is cofounder and CEO of Volt Energy, a national, minority-owned renewable energy firm that finances and develops utility-scale distributed generation and community solar projects, electric-vehicle charging stations, and energy storage solutions. He graduated magna cum laude with a BBA in finance from Howard University and received the White House Champions of Change Award from the Obama administration for advancing climate change equity.
Jim Coulter ’82 P’15
Jim Coulter is a founding partner and co-CEO of TPG, a leading private investment firm managing in excess of $85 billion in assets. He is a graduate of Dartmouth and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently serves on the following boards: Creative Artists Agency, Philz Coffee, and Rodan + Fields.
Sebastian Deschler is general counsel of CrossBoundary, a mission-driven investment firm that unlocks capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. Previously, he served as general counsel of TerraForm Power, helping grow the company from concept to publicly traded owner and operator of renewable energy power plants. He also played a leading role in the international expansion of SunEdison, at the time a pioneer in the financing, construction, and operation of renewable energy power plants.
Stephen Doig ’82
Stephen Doig is director of research at the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, where he is focused on fostering interdisciplinary efforts to tackle pressing challenges at the interfaces of energy and society. He also supports engagement and collaboration with groups outside the College, grant opportunities, and development of the campus as a living laboratory for energy education and leadership.
Scott Fisher ’93 TH’93 TU’98
Scott Fisher is a partner at the NorthBridge Group, where he advises electricity companies on strategic initiatives and policy matters, helping companies navigate and drive industry change. Scott is chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and he is a guest lecturer at the Tuck School of Business. He holds degrees from Dartmouth and Stanford.
Richard Florizone is president and CEO of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada’s leading think tank on sustainability. IISD works with public and private partners around the world to accelerate solutions to climate, resource, and economic challenges. He is president emeritus of Dalhousie University, and holds a PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Phil Giudice TU’85
Phil Giudice serves as the Biden administration's special assistant to the president for climate policy. Phil has more than 40 years’ experience in the energy industry as a geologist, consultant, entrepreneur, executive, CEO, board director, and state energy official. Among his many roles, he has served as founding CEO, president, and board director at Ambri, Massachusetts undersecretary of energy, and board chair for FirstLight Power Resources.
Philip J. Hanlon ’77
Philip J. Hanlon, the 18th president of Dartmouth College, has earned numerous honors and awards for his mathematical research, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hanlon earned his bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth and earned his PhD from the California Institute of Technology.
Marsden Hanna leads sustainability and climate public policy as part of the Global Affairs team at Google. Prior to joining Google, he was director of business analysis and strategy at Opower Inc. He has previously worked in roles at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Energy. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s of public administration from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northwestern University.
Joseph Helble THP’17
Joseph Helble is the provost of Dartmouth College and a professor of engineering at Thayer School. He is the author of more than 100 publications, holds three U.S. patents, and, along with three Thayer colleagues, was a recipient of the 2014 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for the design and implementation of Dartmouth’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Program.
Abigail Ross Hopper ’93
Abigail Ross Hopper is the president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade organization for U.S. solar, overseeing all of SEIA’s activities and operations. Previously, she served as director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and held senior roles in the Maryland state government.
Arthur Irving ’72a H’10 P’10 TUP’14
Arthur Irving grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick and attended Acadia University before joining the family business, Irving Oil, in 1951. He became president of Irving Oil in 1972 and today is the company’s chairman. He is passionate about business and is a strong supporter of education and environmental research. He loves canoeing in the Canadian Arctic.
Sandra Irving ’72a P’10 TUP’14
Sandra Irving was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and holds a bachelor of arts with distinction from the University of New Brunswick and a master of arts in political science from the University of Toronto. She is a strong supporter of education and health research, focused on cancer immunology. She loves music, bicycling, walking, and time with her family and dogs.
Sarah Irving ’10 TU’14
Sarah Irving grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick. She is the executive vice president and chief brand officer of Irving Oil. She received her BA cum laude from Dartmouth College and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business in 2014. She loves skiing and time outdoors.
Scott Jacobs ’99
Scott Jacobs is cofounder and CEO of Generate Capital, a leading sustainable infrastructure platform delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities. Prior to Generate, in 2007, Scott joined McKinsey & Company to cofound its global Clean Technologies Practice. Scott earned his MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a George F. Baker Scholar, and his BA cum laude from Dartmouth.
Dan Kalafatas ’96
Dan Kalafatas serves as the chairman of 3Degrees, a global B Corp enabling corporations to answer the call for climate action with renewable energy, clean transportation, and other climate mitigation solutions. He graduated with a BA in economics with honors from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He sits on the governing council of the Northern Sierra Partnership.
Tom Kiernan ’81 P’17
Tom Kiernan is CEO and president of American Rivers, which he joined after seven years as CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. Previous positions include National Parks Conservation Association president, deputy assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, president of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, and senior consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and an MBA from Stanford.
Ann McLane Kuster ’78 P’11,’14 THP’14 GRP’18 THP’18
Ann McLane Kuster was first elected to the House of Representatives to represent New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District in November of 2012. Prior to taking office, she served as a longtime community activist and adoption attorney. In January 2019, she was appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Georgetown University.
Rose McKinney-James is the former CEO for the Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources, (CSTRR), commissioner with the Nevada Public Service Commission, and director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. She is the managing principal of Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James & Associates. Her firms provide consulting and advocacy in public affairs, clean energy policy, and sustainable development.
Rose Mutiso ’08 TH’08
Rose M. Mutiso is the research director for the Energy for Growth Hub and cofounder and CEO of the Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa. Previously, she was a senior fellow in the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She earned her BA and BE from Dartmouth and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Darren Peers ’96 TU’01
Darren Peers is an equity investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for, among other things, oil and gas exploration and production in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Capital, he was a portfolio manager and energy analyst at NWQ Investment Management Company. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business.
Brad Plumer ’03
Brad Plumer is a climate reporter for The New York Times specializing in policy and technology efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions. He has also covered international climate talks and the changing energy landscape.
Nicole Poindexter is CEO and cofounder of Energicity, which develops solar powered mini-grids to provide off-grid communities the energy they need. Previously, Nicole was senior director of global business development at Opower, leading relationships with the electricity generation and smart grid industries. In her role, she negotiated global partnerships and developed joint product offerings with leading systems integrators, utility operations software providers, thermostat manufacturers, and residential and commercial energy efficiency companies.
Rob Portman ’78 P’17
Rob Portman is a United States Senator from Ohio, a position he has held since he was first elected in 2010. Previously, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the 14th United States trade representative, and the 35th director of the Office of Management and Budget. In 1993, he won a special election to represent Ohio’s second congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives and served six terms before President George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. trade representative. He currently services as the ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as on the Senate Finance Committee and Foreign Relations Committee.
Narasimha Rao ’91
Narasimha Rao is an associate professor of energy systems at the Yale School of the Environment and a senior research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, with an interest in energy systems, equitable development, and climate change. His recent work focuses on relating basic needs provision and climate resilience to energy demand.
Dan Reicher ’78 P’17,’22
Dan Reicher is a partner at the Climate Adaptive Infrastructure Fund, senior scholar at Stanford’s Woods Institute, and board member of the Arthur L. Irving Institute. He was director of Stanford’s Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Google’s director of climate and energy, president of New Energy Capital, U.S. assistant secretary of energy, a member of the Obama and Clinton transition teams, a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, and a staff member of the President’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island.
Dan Revers TU’89 P’18,’23
Dan Revers is the managing partner and founder of ArcLight and has 30 years of energy finance and private equity experience. Prior to forming ArcLight, he was a managing director in the Corporate Finance Group at John Hancock Financial Services. Prior to joining John Hancock, he held various financial positions at Wheelabrator Technologies, where he specialized in the development, acquisition, and financing of domestic and international power and energy projects.
April Salas is executive director of the Revers Center for Energy at Tuck. She brings nearly two decades of public and private sector experience in energy finance, power markets and energy reliability, sustainability, and new technology integration. The center builds pathways to industry, where she advises on climate, sustainability, and energy related projects with companies leading the charge on sustainable innovation.
Tobias Schmidt heads ETH Zurich’s Energy Politics Group, which analyzes the interaction of energy policy and politics with technological change in the energy sector. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in energy engineering from Technical University Munich and a PhD from ETH Zurich in management, technology, and economics. He has consulted many countries on energy policy questions.
Jigar Shah is executive director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Previously, he was cofounder and president at Generate Capital, founder of SunEdison, and founding CEO of the Carbon War Room. Originally from Illinois, he holds a BS from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.
The first woman in U.S. history to be elected both a governor and a United States senator, New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen has served in the U.S. Senate since 2009. She is a member of the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Select Committee on Ethics.
Matthew J. Slaughter
Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in addition he is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.
Elizabeth Wilson is a professor of environmental studies and the inaugural director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she was a professor of energy and environmental policy and law at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, before that, in Belgium, Burundi, and Tanzania.
Ray Wood ’84 P’18
Ray Wood serves as a managing director and co-head of the Global Natural Resources – Energy, Mining, Power & Renewables Group at Bank of America. He leads coverage teams across the industry landscape of regulated utilities, independent power, clean energy, and global manufacturing as well as private equity and infrastructure sponsors. He received an MBA from MIT and a BA from Dartmouth.