Sponsors and Leaders: China’s delegation is led by the National Development and Reform Commission (Han Wenke, Co-Chair, Director General of the Energy Research Institute), and includes prominent leaders from Chinese businesses in energy and finance.
Leaders from the US side:
• Stanley H. Barer is Chairman Emeritus of Saltchuk Resources, a national shipping company, and a Regent of the University of Washington. He is of counsel at Garvey Shubert Barer law firm and was general counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee.
• Lawrence Biondi, SJ is president of St. Louis University and a board member of several local and national organizations.
• Dennis Bracy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Clean Energy Forum, and Chairman of Avatar Studios, a company that produces television programs and websites for clients around the world, including pioneering television programming in China.
• Ambassador William E. Brock is a former Secretary of Labor, U.S. Trade Representative and Senator from Tennessee.
• Ambassador Carla Hills is chairman and chief executive officer of Hills & Company and formerly was US Trade Representative and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She serves as co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
• Ambassador Mickey Kantor is a partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. He previously served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce and as U.S. Trade Representative.
• Secretary Norman Mineta is vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton and is a former Secretary of Commerce and Transportation, Member of Congress and Mayor of San Jose, California.
• Sharon Nelson is former chair of Consumers Union, board member of the National Commission on Energy Policy and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
• Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy is Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and was US Ambassador to China.
• Susan Tierney is a member of the Obama energy transition team, on leave as managing principal of the Analysis Group and chair of the Energy Foundation. She formerly was Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy.
• Ambassador Darryl Johnson has had a distinguished career in the U.S. State Department. He is a former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Thailand, Philippines, and a former director of the American Institute of Taiwan.
Supporting Organizations: The Forum is supported by a wide variety of leading businesses and NGOs, each a leader in its sector. Sponsors include GE, Russell Investment Group, the US-China Business Council, AMCHAM China, AMCHAM Shanghai, Stark Investments, Garvey Schubert Barer, Itron, Hill & Knowlton, Puget Sound Energy, McKinsey & Company, Babcock & Wilcox, Better Place, University of Washington, Battelle, The Energy Foundation, Pacific Gas & Electric, Starbucks, Applied Materials, Washington State University, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, The Boeing Company, Avatar Studios, the Port of Seattle, Stellar International Networks, Sapphire Energy and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, State Grid, China Southern Grid.
The Working Groups: Both countries have appointed working groups to identify priorities for cooperation and solutions. The working groups are made up of sponsor representatives and experts in key areas such as finance, export regulations and energy technology. The working groups have identified priority areas for cooperation and focused on how we can remove barriers so we can translate good intentions into dramatic action. The 8 initiatives were developed by the three working groups(to read, see Initiatives tab; to download, see File Attachment(s) “CEF Initiatives-PRINT FINAL.pdf”).