Alliance to Save Energy Announces Stellar Roster of Officers, New Board Members for its 30th Anniversary Year
Washington, D.C., February 14, 2007 – Today the Alliance to Save Energy announced new leadership for its 30th anniversary year and welcomed a new congressional vice chair, Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), a senior member of the Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, as well as the Environment and Public Works Committee, to its Board of Directors. Officers for 2007 are returning chair Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas); new industry co-chair James E. Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy; returning secretary Jeff Rea, Senior Vice President of Johns-Manville; and new treasurer Rob Pratt, senior vice president of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation.
Announcing the 2007 Alliance officers and newly elected directors, President Kateri Callahan noted that they reflect the Board’s traditionally diverse mix of leaders from government, academia, business, and the public interest sector. “We are delighted to be marking 30 years of success in our mission to advance energy efficiency with a strong and active Board of Directors that is providing the leadership to ensure that energy efficiency is the resource of ‘first choice’ during the next, critical 30 years that lie ahead in our world’s energy future,” she said.
Alliance Chair Sen. Pryor warmly welcomed Sen. Craig, saying: “Senator Craig joins a bipartisan and visionary group of congressional members of the Alliance Board who all believe staunchly that advancing energy efficiency is a bipartisan issue that benefits our economy, our national security, and our environment.” Pryor added: “Sen. Craig’s expertise in energy, environment and appropriations issues, together with his leadership and legislative skills, will be invaluable assets as we seek to create the federal policy foundation for a sustainable energy future for this country.”
Sen. Craig said, “I look forward to my tenure on the Alliance Board of Directors. This position provides me with a new platform for the important task of educating the public to use energy efficiency to reduce overall energy demand, which in turn can improve our economy, our energy security and our environment.” He added, “Sustainable energy is secure energy, and our security has never been more closely tied to energy consumption than it is now. As the Congress and my own thinking evolve to find innovative ways to reduce our dependence on others, we can find common ground in agreeing that conservation of the energy we already use is the wisest first step.”
Noting the applicability of his work in the Kendall Foundation’s climate change program to the Alliance’s mission, newly elected Board member and Treasurer Rob Pratt said, “The Kendall Foundation seeks to harness the power of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and demand response programs to make demonstrable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the New England region in the next five to 10 years. This work can inform and inspire Alliance initiatives throughout the United States and around the globe.”
In addition to electing the new officers , the Alliance recently elected seven returning Directors to new three-year terms: Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), Rep. Ed Markey (D –Mass.), Steve Brobeck of the Consumer Federation of America, John Fox of Perseus LLC, Bill Nitze of Gridpoint, Inc., Jeff Rea of Johns Manville, and John Rowe of Exelon. (Complete board list below.)