Global Advisory Board

The Global Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished leaders in business, engineering, the sciences, law, and other relevant fields.  They have a personal interest in the Institute and are committed to its success. Members of this group serve as advocates, provide input on strategic direction, and directly support growth and success of the Institute.

Jeffrey O. Henley (Chair)
is chairman of Oracle Corporation. Previously, Henley was Oracle's chief financial officer and an executive vice president and is a member of Oracle's board of directors and its executive management committee. Prior to joining Oracle, Henley served as executive vice president and CFO at Pacific Holding Company, a privately-held company with diversified interests in manufacturing and real estate; and as executive vice president and CFO at Saga Corporation, a multi-billion dollar food service company. Henley is also a member of the Board of Governors for Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
  Everhart Thomas E. Everhart
is President Emeritus of the California Institute of Technology and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where he received an A.B. Degree in physics. He received his M.S. degree from UC Los Angeles in 1955, and a Ph.D. in engineering from Cambridge University, England in 1958. He joined UC Berkeley in 1958, where he served in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for more than 20 years. After being Dean of Engineering at Cornell University (1979-84) and Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1984-87), he accepted the presidency at Caltech in 1987. In addition, he is the Senior Scientific Adviser to the W. M. Keck Foundation and serves on the boards of the Keck Foundation, the Kavli Foundation, Caltech, and Acorn Technologies.  Everhart holds a guest appointment at UC Santa Barbara as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor.

John Fielder
is President Emeritus of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation's largest electric utilities. Previously, he was senior vice president of SCE's Regulatory Policy and Affairs, responsible for developing and implementing regulatory policies and managing proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory agencies. Fielder is a member of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Board of Advisors.
He earned his law degree from Pepperdine University Law School, his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Noah Horowitz
is a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental advocacy organization. Noah is the Director of NRDC’s Center for Energy Efficiency Standards whose mission is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and the equipment inside them. Noah is an internationally recognized energy efficiency expert in the areas of residential lighting and consumer electronics. Prior to joining NRDC, he served as the Worldwide Manager - Environmental Programs for the Quaker Oats Company. His academic training includes an MS in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University.                                                                                                                    

Randy Komisar
joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers as a partner in 2005.
He was a  co-founder of Claris Corporation, served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics. He was a founding Director of TiVo where he is currently chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Earlier Komisar served as CFO of GO Corporation and Senior Counsel for Apple Computer, following a private practice in Technology Law. Komisar holds a JD from Harvard Law School and is a Consulting Professor of  entrepreneurship at Stanford University and author of the best-selling book The Monk and the Riddle, and co-author of Getting to Plan B.
Arun Majumdar
is the former Vice President for Energy at Google, where he drove energy initiatives and advised the company on its broader energy strategy. In October 2009, Dr. Arun Majumdar was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to become the Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), where he served till June 2012. His research career includes the science and engineering of nanoscale materials and devices as well as large engineered systems. Dr. Majumdar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989.

Michael McQuade
is Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation. McQuade has also held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation and Eastman Kodak. He obtained his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics for research on hadronic charm quark production performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. McQuade is a member of the American Physical Society and the advisory boards of the Schools of Engineering at Yale University, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Connecticut. 
   Paul Portney
serves on the board of directors for Empire District Electric, a publicly-traded electric and gas utility headquartered in Missouri.  In addition, he serves on the board of trustees of the Johnson Foundation in Racine, WI, and is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Graham Institute for Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Portney retired in May of 2014 from the University of Arizona where for nine years he was a Professor of Economics.  From 2005-2011 he was Dean of the University's Eller College of Management.  From 1972-2005 he was with Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent and non-partisan think tank in Washington, DC specializing in energy and environmental research.  From 1989-1995 he was RFF's Vice President and was its President and CEO from 1995-2005.  He has held visiting teaching positions at UC-Berkeley (1977-79) and Princeton University (1992-94); from 1979-1980 he was the Chief Economist at the Council on Environmental Quality. 

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