David Gardiner is President of David Gardiner & Associates, which provides strategic
guidance to and federal advocacy for corporations and non-profits on climate, energy, electricity, air, transportation
and land use issues. Typical analysis and advice includes assessing how policies affect specific industries and
ways to gain strategic advantage, determining which clean energy technologies have the greatest cost:benefit ratio for a given
company, and conducting investment risk analyses.
As a senior official in the Clinton Administration
for eight years, Mr. Gardiner was a leading strategist in the U.S. government's integration of environmental and economic
policy. He was Executive Director of the White House Climate Change Task Force, the group President Clinton established to
coordinate domestic and international climate change policies, including the development of the Administration's climate change
budget and tax credit proposals. He provided strategic guidance on United Nations treaty negotiations as a senior member of
Mr. Gardiner also served as Assistant Administrator for Policy at the Environmental Protection
Agency, where he led the agency's climate change efforts and programs to "reinvent" EPA's approaches to key economic
sectors, including transportation, agriculture, metal finishing, and real estate. He also directed the agency's environmental
economics and information policy initiatives.
Prior to joining the Administration, Mr. Gardiner was Legislative
Director for the Sierra Club in Washington, DC, where he managed policy on climate change, clean air, land protection and
Mr. Gardiner has a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard College, and served on the Board
of Directors of the League of Conservation Voters. (See http://www.dgardiner.com/index.htm.)
Dave Grossman is the Principal at Green Light, which he founded in 2006. He has expertise
across a wide range of climate change, energy, and sustainability topics. He has helped numerous clients – including
non-profits, philanthropic foundations, trade associations, corporations, and intergovernmental organizations – transform
complex concepts and processes into logical, organized, and clear results.
has worked in environmental policy, politics, law, and grassroots organizing since the mid-1990s. Prior to founding Green
Light, he managed projects for the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), worked in the
2004 presidential campaign cycle, served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, and was a grassroots
organizer on endangered species and fisheries issues with the National Audubon Society (through Green Corps).
In addition to numerous reports and
other publications produced through his consulting, Dave has also published on topics such as the feasibility of tort-based
climate change litigation and theories of why states and firms comply with law. He graduated from Princeton University
with a degree in Politics and received his law degree from Yale Law School. (See https://www.consultgreenlight.com.)
Dr. Hamilton is Chief Scientist at NatureServe, a leading resource for biodiversity information needed for land
use planning, natural resource management and conservation decisionmaking. She is a former biodiversity research scientist
at the California Academy of Sciences, and adjunct professor in the Department of Geography at San Francisco State University.
Dr. Hamilton received
her masters degree from Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology
from the University of California, Berkeley. For both degrees she conducted extensive field research in Latin America. Her
research uses comparative DNA sequence analysis to reconstruct the Tree of Life for certain groups of organisms, including
whales, dolphins and seahorses. Dr. Hamilton is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and a Switzer Foundation Environmental Leadership
Ms. Judge is a human rights attorney who specializes in the
interface between human rights and economic development, currently serving as a principal researcher and analyst at the Resolution
Foundation in the UK. She is an expert in designing and implementing research and pilot projects. She previously advised the
World Bank on priorities of the poor how to enhance the poor’s participation in civil society, and provided strategic
advice to Amnesty International’s Business and Economic Relations Group, where she liaised with companies looking to
improve their social impacts in developing country operations. She has evaluated the social impacts of development projects
for Oxfam and the UK Government Department for International Development.
Ms. Judge completed her law degree with
distinction from the Manchester University School of Law (UK). She studied International Refugees and Human Rights Law at
Oxford and International Political Economy at the London School of Economics.
Ms. Yucht consults to Fortune 500 companies, public agencies, and non-profits who want to establish alliances and joint
ventures, and gain maximum advantage from existing partnerships. Representative clients include Xerox, AETNA, General Foods,
General Electric and Honeywell. She served as Vice President of Linkage, Inc for twelve years. Ms. Yucht also owned
and was CEO of Careworks, Inc., a placement firm for health and child care workers, and founded Hartwood Systems, Inc., which
specialized in increasing competitiveness through automation.
Ms. Yucht collaborated with Rosebeth Moss Kanter
at the Harvard Business School on examining the impacts of globalization on American businesses and international alliances.
Ms. Yucht received her Master’s degree from Harvard, where she concentrated on new initiatives and organizational change.
She also holds a B.S. in international politics. A background in legislative affairs and state government complements her
corporate and international expertise.