• Twenty-five years in Washington, DC in government and business
  • Former Director, International Energy Market Development, US Department of Energy
  • Co-Founder, International Clean Energy Alliance
  • Former President, Commerce Development International
  • Government representation Prime Minister of Thailand, Pratt & Whitney, American Electric Power, etc.

JAMES A. SLUTZ (Director)

  • Former Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • While at Department of Energy responsible for filling the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its maximum capacity of 727 million barrels
  • Former Oil and Gas Director, State of Indiana, United States
  • Currently on Advisory Boards of Hart Energy and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Distinguished Associate of FACTS Global Energy


  • Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, US Department of Energy
  • Retired State Department Foreign Service Officer in Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen,Kuwait
  • Former Executive Vice President, Investment Banking/Commercial Intelligence firm
  • Advised several Presidential and other campaigns, including Bush 2000 and 2004, congressional and senatorial campaigns, and state and local party organizing.
  • Worked closely with the Republican National Committee, providing guidance to Chairmen Gillespie, Mehlman, and Duncan.


  • Thirty-seven years with American Electric Power
  • Managing Director, Emerging Technologies – AEP Service Corp.
  • Holder of four U.S. patents in the area of electric energy storage, and author of 21 technical papers
  • Philip Sporn Fellow; Active or former member of: Eta Kappa Nu, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) Committee on Electrical Power Apparatus (COEPA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Electric Light & Power Group
  • IEEE committees: Power Engineering Society - Senior Member (1976-Present), Policy Development Committee as Vice Chairman (2002-2004); Rotating Machinery Committee, Working Group to Revise IEEE Standard #85, Member (1978-1984); Synchronous Machinery Subcommittee, Working on High Speed Switching Effects on Turbine Generators - Member (1978-1984)

BARRY BROMAN (Special Assistant to the Chairman)

  • Twenty-fives year career in the United States Department of State
  • Specialist in Southeast Asian affairs, including Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia; also served in France
  • Founded Rain Tree International in 1996 to advise clients and develop business opportunities in international markets
  • Producer of documentary films and writer/photographer of books and magazine articles

ARMEN AGAS (Deputy to Chairman)

  • Worked out 300 MUSD of debt in a sovereign workout team
  • Achieved MSc in Finance with Distinction from the University of Westminster in London
  • Closed debt transactions with a face value of 100MUSD

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