MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS CHANGING THE PLAYING FIELD AT THE INTERSECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES
KEITH N. COLE
Vice President, Government Relations and Environment, Health, and Safety, W.R. Grace & Co.
Keith Cole is Vice President, Government Relations and Environment, Health, and Safety at W.R. Grace & Co. Reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Festa, Keith directs the company’s global external affairs activities, including government relations activities. He also manages Grace’s internal and external communications activities. Keith also oversees the company’s compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations in more than 40 countries where Grace has operations.
For over a decade prior to joining Grace, Keith held leadership positions in government relations and public policy for General Motors Corporation, including assignments in Shanghai and Washington, D.C. In this role, he focused on GM’s energy and environmental agenda for the company’s advanced technology and promoted GM interests in growth markets in China, Russia, CIS, India, ASEAN, Africa, and the Middle East. While in China, Keith also served on the board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
From 1999 to 2002, Keith was a partner in the Washington law firm of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, and from 1997 to 1999 he was a partner with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. In these roles, he provided government relationships and regulatory counsel on environmental, energy, and natural resource matters.
Prior to his lobbying experience, he served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate, Small Business Committee (1995-1997); and Minority Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee (1989-1995). During this service was involved in a wide variety of matters including RCRA, Superfund, and the Clean Air Act.
Keith earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Material Science from Duke University.
VICKI A. ARROYO
Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center; Assistant Dean, Centers & Institutes, Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
Vicki Arroyo is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center of Georgetown University Law Center where she is also a Professor from Practice. She oversees the Center's work at the nexus of climate and energy policy, supervising staff and student work on climate mitigation and adaptation at the state and federal level. She teaches "experiential" environmental law courses to both law and public policy students.
She previously served at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, most recently as the Pew Center's Vice President for Domestic Policy and General Counsel. For over a decade, she directed the Pew Center's policy analysis, science, adaptation, economics, and domestic policy programs. She also served as Managing Editor of the Center's book and oversaw publication of numerous reports and policy briefs.
She holds a B.S. in biology, high honors, from Emory (double major in philosophy); a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard (top honors in program), and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Georgetown Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
For more information, see https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/arroyo-victoria-a.cfm.
JAMES H. LAMBERT, PH.D.
RESEARCH PROFESSOR, SYSTEMS & INFORMATION ENGINEERING, RESEARCH PROFESSOR, ENGINEERING & SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA; PRESIDENT-ELECT, SOCIETY FOR RISK ANALYSIS
Dr. James H. Lambert is the President-Elect of the Society for Risk Analysis (www.sra.org). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Environment Systems & Decisions. He is an Area Editor of the journal Risk Analysis. He is a founding Associate Editor of the ASCE/ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the International Council on Systems Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE). Dr. Lambert serves on committees of the PIARC World Roads Association, US National Academy of Medicine, and the Transportation Research Board. He is a co-organizer of international science meetings for NATO.
Dr. Lambert is a Research Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering, and in the Department of Engineering and Society, at the University of Virginia, where he joined the faculty in 1996. His recent efforts are emergent and future conditions for energy capacity expansion; resilience analytics for interdependent infrastructures; aviation biofuel supply chains; vehicle-to-grid logistics systems; business process for resilience, risk, and safety organizations; implications of population and workforce behaviors in radiological incidents; and risk-informed maintenance for inland navigation, flood control, and hydropower.
Dr. Lambert is the Associate Director of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems. He has led and co-led grants funded by the DHS, DoD, NASA, USDOT, FAA, USDA, USAID, USDOE, NSF, and other agencies. His accomplishments were recognized by an award of the American Society of Military Engineers in 2012.
Dr. Lambert received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and the B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University.
For more information, see http://web.sys.virginia.edu/james-h-lambert.html.
GROUP DIRECTOR, UPSTREAM AND INDUSTRY OPERATIONS, AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
Erik Milito is the director of Upstream and Industry Operations for the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Milito’s work covers regulatory and legislative matters related to domestic exploration and production, including access to domestic oil and natural gas resources both onshore and offshore. Prior to his current position, Mr. Milito served as API’s managing counsel covering a host of legal issues, including oil and natural gas leasing, royalties, environment, fuels, transportation, safety, and civil justice reform.
Prior to joining API, Mr. Milito served for over four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate, and an additional four years in the U.S. Army Reserve, resigning at the rank of major. Mr. Milito was assigned to active duty tours in Hawaii, Korea and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and he served as a prosecutor, defense attorney and command advisor. Mr. Milito was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal during his military tenure. After leaving the Army, Mr. Milito worked as a career attorney with the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior. While at Interior, Mr. Milito worked on royalties, employment law, and disability access issues.
Mr. Milito has testified on industry issues before multiple House and Senate committees. He has authored and co-authored several papers related to natural resources issues and has served as a guest speaker on multiple occasions.
Mr. Milito attended the University of Notre Dame on an R.O.T.C. scholarship, and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Milito received his juris doctor from Marquette University Law School, where he was a member of the law review
For more information, see http://www.api.org/globalitems/globalheaderpages/about-api/api-leadership-team/milito.
JERRY MILLER, PH.D.
Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Dr. Jerry Miller was appointed Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program at the National Academies on February 2, 2015. A senior executive with expertise in science and resource management policy, Dr. Miller is the Academies’ senior scientist driving policy and program direction on sustainability-related issues.
Previously, Dr. Miller served as President of Science for Decisions, a consulting practice which he founded to ensure that solid science is available to inform policy and management decisions that impact natural resources and the livelihoods that depend upon them. From 2009 until 2013, Dr. Miller served as Assistant Director for Ocean Sciences at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). During his time at OSTP, Dr. Miller was instrumental in the creation of the nation’s first National Ocean Policy and the development of its foundational science priorities. He was founding co-Director of the National Ocean Council Office and later served as its Deputy Director for Science and Technology.
Before taking on his role at OSTP, Dr. Miller was Technical Director and Director of Research at the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (now the Consortium for Ocean Leadership), where he had management and oversight responsibilities for the program offices of the U.S. National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the national and international Census of Marine Life programs, and other community-wide activities. As Associate Director for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Space Sciences at the Office of Naval Research’s global office in London, he built international programs in ocean and atmosphere modeling as well as remote sensing. Dr. Miller has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature and has made significant contributions to several major federal policy documents. His work has been recognized with awards both in the U.S. and abroad, including with a Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Miller received his B.S. in Marine Science from University of South Carolina, his M.S. in Oceanography from University of Rhode Island, and his Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from University of Miami.
For more information, see http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/sustainability/PGA_153545.