For over a quarter of a century, Carol Browner has been at the forefront of the United States’ environmental and energy polices. As President Clinton’s EPA Administrator and as President Obama’s "Energy Czar," Browner has negotiated, developed, proposed and implemented U.S. policy affecting global energy, environment, public health and business matters. Today, Browner provides her expertise through dual roles in the business and policymaking arenas and serves as a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm.
Clarence “Bud” Albright is Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs for CenterPoint Energy. CenterPoint Energy, among other services, provides electricity and natural gas delivery in over 8 states. The company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, has annual revenues in excess of $8.75 billion and a market cap in excess of $5.2 billion. Albright is responsible for all federal operations and for policy matters related to governmental affairs. Albright is the immediate-past Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. In that role, as the third most senior official at DOE, he provided leadership for energy and environment programs, including: energy research and development; demonstration and deployment; environmental cleanup; legacy management and radioactive waste management, all with a total budget of nearly $15 billion. Albright was appointed by President Bush and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.