Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin: Former Undersecretary of the Army
Dr. Wanda Austin
Former CEO and President, The Aerospace Corporation
President, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and a Vice President of General Dynamics
Chairman & CEO, General Atomics
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Anthony F. Early, Jr.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President PG&E Corporation
Founder and CEO, ClearPath Foundation
Thomas A. Fanning
Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company
Thomas F. Farrell II
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Energy
Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Founder, Microsoft
Chairman and CEO, American Air Liquide Holdings
Retired Chairman and CEO, DuPont
Who We Are
AEIC members include: Norm Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin; Mark Burns, President, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and a Vice President of General Dynamics; Dr. Wanda Austin, Former CEO and President, The Aerospace Corporation; Neal Blue, chairman & CEO, General Atomics; John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Anthony F. Early, Jr., chairman, CEO and president, PG&E Corporation; Jay Faison, Founder and CEO, ClearPath Foundation; Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company; Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and CEO, Dominion Energy; Bill Gates, chairman and former CEO of Microsoft; Mike Graff, chairman and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings; and Chad Holliday, chairman of Bank of America and former chairman and CEO of DuPont. Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox; Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE; and Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc., serve in emeritus status.
The council is advised by a technical review panel consisting of preeminent energy and innovation experts and is staffed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
By Erin Smith Innovation has been at the center of America’s economic competitiveness for decades. In the energy sector, federal research and development (R&D) programs have served as a foundation on which the private sector has built an impressive track record of innovation, creating jobs, lowering costs and enhancing energy security. The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy[…]
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Letter to Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees: Invest in America’s Economic and Energy Future
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Brad Townsend staff of BPC’s American Energy Innovation Council talks U.S. competitiveness and technology innovation with Christopher Guith from the U.S Chamber’s Global Energy Institute.
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By Brad Townsend Technological innovation has been at the center of America’s economic competitiveness for the better part of the last 80 years. In the energy sector, federally funded research and development (R&D) programs have served as a foundation on which the private sector has built an impressive track record of innovation, creating jobs, lowering[…]
BPC’s Associate Director for Energy Innovation, Brad Townsend, welcomes the American Energy Innovation Council’s two newest principals; Dr. Wanda Austin, Former CEO and President of the Aerospace Corporation and Jay Faison, Founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation. In this podcast, they discuss what role the federal government plays in driving energy innovation, as well[…]
Washington, D.C.– The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) today announced that Dr. Wanda Austin, former President and CEO of Aerospace Corporation, and Jay Faison, Founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation, have joined the Council. Austin and Faison join a group of America’s leading business and innovation executives—including Norman Augustine, Neal Blue, Mark Burns, John Doerr,[…]
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