David Gardiner has more than 30 years of experience analyzing and shaping successful domestic and global clean energy and sustainability strategies in both the public and private sectors. As principal of David Gardiner & Associates, he provides high-level strategic guidance to the corporate executives and non-profit leaders with whom the firm works. Among his principal areas of expertise are energy efficiency, clean air policy, sustainable transportation, and forest and land issues. David uses this knowledge, coupled with his strong ability to make sense of complicated issues, to help clients develop informed, thoughtful strategies that advance approaches that maximize the bottom line.
Prior to founding DGA, David served as the Executive Director of the White House Climate Change Task Force during the Clinton Administration, where he participated in development of domestic policy and in international climate negotiations. As EPA Administrator Carol Browner’s Assistant Administrator for Policy, David led EPA’s climate change efforts, as well as programs to reinvent EPA’s approaches to key sectors such as transportation, agriculture, metal finishing and real estate development. Prior to joining the Clinton administration, David was Legislative Director for the Sierra Club in Washington, DC. David has a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard College.
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Senior Vice President
Bill White has more than 15 years of experience developing and implementing public-private partnerships and corporate strategies that advance action. As Senior Vice President of David Gardiner & Associates, Bill provides strategic counsel to corporate executives and non-profit leaders. Among his principal areas of expertise are energy efficiency, smart grid & transmission, renewable energy, and managing risks and opportunities in climate change and energy for corporations. Bill’s extraordinary skill of building coalitions across industry and non-profit organizations has brought diverse environmental interests together to effect new policies at the federal level. For example, his work as a senior consultant to the Energy Future Coalition and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid united industry and environmental groups in a successful effort to get FERC to enact new transmission policies.
Prior to joining DGA, Bill represented EPA’s Energy Star program in New England and established successful energy efficiency initiatives with businesses, utilities, municipal governments, and colleges and universities. As Senior Advisor for Climate Change to EPA Administrator Carol Browner, he represented the EPA in White House climate change policy development and in negotiations with the G-8, China and Mexico. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Conservation Strategy Fund. Bill holds a B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
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Ryan Hodum has more than a decade of experience helping clients understand complex sustainability challenges and opportunities in the private and non-profit sectors. As Vice President of DGA, Ryan guides small businesses and Fortune 500 companies to make smart sustainability decisions. In addition to principal areas of expertise in energy policy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, Ryan is a strategic thinker and possesses an innate teaching ability. Using innovative approaches to solving energy challenges, he has helped a leading global apparel manufacturer through the complex process of developing its global clean energy and sustainability strategy. For small businesses, Ryan has introduced them to renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities and connecting businesses with energy experts such as EPA’s Energy Star program. On the non-profit side, he has helped build partnerships and alliances to advance energy policy at the federal level.
Prior to DGA, he worked at the U.S. Department of State, managing international climate conferences in India, Japan and Australia in support of a project portfolio to expand renewable energy and energy efficiency in China and India. He provided significant research assistance to the World Resources Institute on global supply chain bottlenecks in the wind turbine industry. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Hispanic Studies from the College of William and Mary, and has earned Master of Arts in Global Environmental Policy from American University. He speaks fluent Spanish.
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Senior Program Manager, Industrial Efficiency
Jennifer Kefer has over 10 years of experience providing legal and political expertise, strategic analysis, and advice to non-profits, corporations and cities on a range of projects related to climate, energy and other environmental issues. Her expertise in industrial efficiency, EPA regulations and compliance, alliance and partnership-building, and policy engagement guides her work as Program Manager of DGA’s work for the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency. Jennifer’s extraordinary leadership and keen implementation abilities result in groups and coalitions staying on task, moving forward, and attaining their goals. As an example, she met with senior EPA officials and filed public comments on behalf of a wide range of organizations flagging concerns about deficiencies in the proposed Industrial Boiler Rule, resulting in a final rule that corrects for those deficiencies, allowing combined heat and power and waste heat recovery to count as compliance mechanisms.
Jennifer’s previous experience includes grassroots education and outreach, federal advocacy, legal research and analysis, and environmental litigation working for a range of organizations, including Environmental Defense Fund, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Earthjustice. She earned a B.A. in environmental studies at Brandeis University, a Masters of Environmental Studies at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a J.D. at the Yale Law School.
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