Advisory Board Directory

Jerry Bloom is a partner at Winston and Strawn, LLP and chair of the firm's energy, project development, and finance practice group.  He focuses his practice on the development and operation of domestic and international independent energy projects, electric-industry restructuring and privatization, and mergers and acquisitions.
Robin Crawford is a senior partner at Finn Partners a leading independent PR firm, specializing in public relations and communications services, including digital and social media. 
John T. Gaffney is a partner in the New York offices of Gibson Dunn and is a member of the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Securities Regulation, and Corporate Governance Practice Groups.  He has extensive experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and capital markets transactions.  
Randy Packer has been member of the George Washington University faculty since the early 1970s. His tenure included a recent five year stint as Associate Dean for Special Projects at the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, where he helped oversee the establishment of the GW Solar Institute. He is currently a professor of Biology for the George Washington University Department of Biological Sciences. 
Richard Perez is a research professor at the University at Albany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, where he directs applied research and teaches in the fields of solar radiation, and solar energy applications, and daylighting.
LeRoy C. (Lee) Paddock is Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies at The George Washington University Law School.  Mr. Paddock is a member of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources Council.
Frank Sesno is an internationally recognized journalist with over 30 years of experience reporting from around the world. Well known as a former anchor, White House correspondent, and interview host with CNN, he is also a nationally renowned moderator that has engaged some of the world’s leading personalities including five American Presidents.
Scott Sklar is an internationally recognized solar energy leader, having serving as Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Political Director of The Solar Lobby, and co-founding the Congressional Solar Caucus in the mid-1970’s as a top aide to Senator Jacob K. Javits (NY). Mr. Sklar also co-authored the Consumer Guide to Solar Energy in 1998.
Ted Turner is chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc., the United Nations Foundation and the Turner Foundation. He is also co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and co-founder of Ted's Montana Grill.