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VICTOR GILINSKY , Commissioner (1975-1984) Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Victor Gilinsky served on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 1975 to 1984. His career began at the RAND Corporation soon after receiving a PhD in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1961. In 1971 he moved to the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington, D.C., where he was assistant director for policy and program review. From 1973 to 1975, Dr. Gilinsky was head of the RAND
Physical Sciences Department.
PETER BRADFORD, Commissioner (1977-1982) Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Peter Bradford served on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 1977 until 1982. Prior to this, he served on the Maine Public Utilities Commission (1971-1977) and again from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Bradford then chaired the New York State Public Service Commission from 1987 until 1995. He is a 1964 graduate of Yale University and received his law degree from the Yale Law School in 1968.
DIANE CURRAN, attorney
Diane Curran has, for more than 16 years, represented citizen groups and individuals in a wide range of environmental cases relating to nuclear facility safety, and public access to government information. She has a B.S. Yale 1976 and a J.D. from University of Maryland, 1981. She was instrumental in the shutdown of the unsafe Yankee Rowe nuclear power plant in western Massachusetts, and recently, Ms. Curran won landmark decisions regarding nuclear safety threats and environmental justice.
DAN HIRSCH, President, Committee to Bridge the Gap
Dan Hirsch is president of The Committee to Bridge the Gap, a non-profit nuclear policy organization founded in 1970 that focuses on issues of nuclear safety, waste disposal, proliferation, and disarmament. Mr. Hirsch lectured at U.C. Los Angeles from 1975 to 1983 and is the former director of the Adlai Stevenson Program on Nuclear Policy, University of California, Santa Cruz.
S. DAVID FREEMAN, Director (1977-1984) Tennessee Valley Authority
S. David Freeman holds a B.S. in civil engineering and a law degree from the University of Tennessee. He served on the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority from 1977 to 1984. From 1986 to 1990, Freeman was general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin, Texas. During his tenure as Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s general manager from 1990 to 1994, Freeman initiated the nation’s most intensive utility conservation program.
BERNADETTE DEL CHIARO, Clean Energy Advocate, Environment California
Bernadette Del Chiaro directs Environment California’s Clean Energy Program, where she has been the lead advocate of the Million Solar Roofs campaign. Prior to that, she served as Organizing Director for the Toxics Action Center where she coordinated the successful campaign to clean up Connecticut's "Filthy Five" coal-fired power plants. Ms. Del Chiaro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Resource Studies, from the University of California at Berkeley.
DAVID LOCHBAUM, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Union of Concerned Scientists
Dave Lochbaum is Nuclear Safety Engineer for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Prior to joining UCS in 1996, he held positions in the nuclear industry, and has more than seventeen years of experience in commercial nuclear power plant operations, licensing, and design engineering. Mr. Lochbaum received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1979. He has been a member of the American Nuclear Society since 1978.
WILL WYNN, Mayor, Austin, Texas
Will Wynn was elected mayor of Austin, Texas, in 2003 and again in 2006. He graduated Texas A&M University in 1984 with a degree in Environmental Design. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and is working to make Austin a leader in energy efficiency and conservation. Since 2004, Mayor Wynn has chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors Energy Committee, and is helping to drive national debate on federal energy policy and climate protection.
ROBERT LOUX, Executive Director, Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects
Robert Loux has been the Executive Director of The State of Nevada’s Agency for Nuclear Projects/Nuclear Waste Project Office since it’s inception in 1983. Obtaining a degree in education from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1972, Mr. Loux’s work for the State has been primarily in the energy policy arena, and most recently, high-level radioactive waste management. He has worked under six Nevada governors on high-level radioactive waste management and other energy policy issues.
ANGELINA GALITEVA, Chairperson, World Council for Renewable EnergyANGELINA GALITEVA is Chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy, specializing in renewable energy, efficiency, and sustainable policy programs. Previously, she worked for the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, managing the “Green LA” programs. Ms. Galiteva also worked for the California Independent System Operator as well as the New York Power Authority. Ms. Galiteva is an attorney with a JD and Masters' of Law Degrees in International and Energy Law.
DEBORAH SIVAS, Stanford University, Environmental Law Clinic
Deborah Sivas is director of the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, in which students provide legal counsel to dozens of national, regional, and grassroots nonprofit organizations on a variety of environmental issues. In recognition of her work on behalf of the environment, California Lawyer magazine named Stanford Professor Sivas one of its 2008 Attorneys of the Year. She holds an MA from U.C. Davis and a JD from Stanford Law School.
JIM HARDING, Power Planning and Forecasting, Seattle City Light (1995-2005)Jim Harding was the Director of External Affairs and electric power planning and forecasting for Seattle City Light, representing Seattle in federal, state and regional forums. Prior to that he had been a director of the Washington State Energy Office. An economist, Mr. Harding was also a key author of the Keystone Center “Nuclear Power Joint Fact-Finding” report issued in July 2007, and is a consultant to utilities worldwide.
ED SMELOFF, Director (1987-1997), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)Ed Smeloff was a director of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and provided strategic guidance for the utility's financial and programmatic recovery following the closure—by public ballot initiative—of the unreliable Rancho Seco nuclear power plant. He then supported the creation of SMUD's solar energy program, brought similar expertise to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and is now utility sales manager for SunPower Corp.
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