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The Advisory Council is composed of professionals with both government and private sector experience in environmental and energy program development, management and procurement. Advisors are invited to join based on the breadth of their experience in and knowledge of government programs, policy and operations.

Members of the Council help identify educational topics most valuable to government professionals charged with developing and implementing sustainable programs. Those educational topics are the basis for coverage on CEIL's web-based knowledge center as well as for CEIL's main event: CEIL's GOVgreen Conference & Exposition (November 30-December 1, 2011 at the Washington Convention Center). CEIL advisors are also instrumental in identifying speakers for the GOVgreen program.



Indira Balkissoon
Vice President of Business Development, TechLaw, Inc.

Indira advises on business development strategy and opportunities and provides expert technical consulting on climate change, greenhouse gases and sustainability. Previously she was a Principal Consultant at Det Norske Veritas and also served as a regulator at the Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to read Indira Balkissoon's full bio...


1_fiortinoDaniel Fiorino
Director, Center for Environmental Policy, American University

Daniel focuses on environmental policy and politics, the executive branch and the role of analysis and innovation in policy making. His prior experience includes more than thirty-years at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Click here to read Daniel Fiorino's full bio...





1_fusaroPeter C. Fusaro
Chairman and Founder, Global Change Associates

Global Change Associates focuses on the interplay and convergence of energy and environmental financial markets. Peter is also co-founder of the Energy Hedge Fund Center and author of What Went Wrong at Enron. Click here to read Peter Fusaro's full bio...





12_goldmanAmy Goldman
Director, Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)

GEMI is a non-profit organization of leading companies dedicated to developing insights and creating environmental sustainability solutions for businesses. Amy is also Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Navista, Inc. Click here to read Amy Goldman's full bio...





1_horinkoMarianne Horinko
President and Founder of The Horinko Group (THG)

Marianne’s expertise is in watershed-based approaches to cleanup, corporate sustainability and public-private partnerships. She was previously Assistant Administrator and Acting Administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste. Click here to read Marianne Horinko's full bio...






Al Hurt 
Vice President, Sustainable Energy Innovations Bioengineering Group

Al consults on building sustainable communities on an ecological foundation using an interdisciplinary approach. Al has more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning and environmental program management for Army, Navy and Air Force programs. Click here to read Al Hurt's full bio...






Keith J. Miller 
Manager, Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability, 3M

Keith leads the Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability Group within the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Operations organization at 3M. He is responsible for 3M environmental initiatives including Pollution Preventions Pays (3P). He leads 3M sustainability activities including sustainability reporting, sustainability goals development, the green building team, the carbon footprint team and sustainability strategic planning.





Tom Jones
President, Federal Business Navigators

Tom’s firm specializes in government affairs, business development and public relations. Previously, Tom served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs with primary oversight of the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard. Click here to read Tom Jones' full bio...





1_perriKarla Perri
Principal with The Spectrum Group

Karla co-manages the homeland security division consulting on energy, environment and bio-defense and providing strategic advice to corporate and government clients. Karla’s previous experience includes DoD, EPA and the Senate Joint Economic Committee, and serving as an Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security. Click here to read Karla Perri's full bio...





Howard Snow 
Federal Business Strategies and Solutions
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
With more than 30 years of military, business and federal government experience, Lt. Col. Howard Snow, US Marine Corp, Ret., consults on the federal budget cycle and its impact on building business strategies. Click here to read Howard Snow's full bio...

1_wagner Danielle Miller Wagner 
Director of Programming, GOVgreen Conference and Expo

Danielle is an environmental professional focused on bringing sustainable practices to government agencies. An accredited LEED Professional (AP), Danielle has 16+ years of experience helping government agencies, real estate developers and non- profits develop new initiatives, manage programs, cultivate support and facilitate relationships. Click here to read Danielle Miller Wagner's full bio...





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