Advisory Board

Paul Bonney

Senior Vice President
Exelon

Bonney served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Constellation from 2012-2016, and before that as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel at PECO. Bonney was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel-Regulatory of Exelon from 2001 to 2006.

Prior to joining PECO in 1990, Bonney was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and a law clerk to the Honorable Edward N. Cahn, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Bonney also worked for National Economics Research Associates, an economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and at the Chicago Board of Trade. Bonney received a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University. 

 

Mark Brownstein

Associate Vice President & Chief Counsel of the US Energy and Climate Program
Environmental Defense Fund

Mark Brownstein is Vice President of the Climate and Energy Program at Environmental Defense Fund. Mr. Brownstein leads EDF’s work on the oil and gas industry, with particular focus on methane emissions and the risks to public health and the environment associated with unconventional oil and gas development, and he specializes in a variety of electric and gas utility policy and regulatory issues. Mr. Brownstein is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Public Advisory Board and the Keystone Center Energy Board. He is also an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School, where he co-teaches a seminar on public policy and energy project finance, and has taught energy policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Prior to joining EDF, Mr. Brownstein held a variety of business strategy and environmental management positions within Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), one of the largest electric and gas utility holding companies in the United States. Mr. Brownstein’s career includes time as an attorney in private environmental practice, an air quality regulator with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and an aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mr. Brownstein holds a BA from Vassar College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Emily Duncan

Director of Federal Relations
National Grid

Emily Duncan is a Director of Federal Relations at National Grid, an electric and natural gas transmission and distribution utility with customers in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Previously, she was Director of Government Affairs & Counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade association for the solar industry. Before joining SEIA, Emily was an energy attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP in Washington, DC, where she represented various utilities and development companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a law degree from Duke University. 

Scott Kleinman

Lead Partner
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Scott Kleinman (C’94, W’94) joined the Private Equity Group of Apollo in 1996. For the past decade, he has focused on Apollo’s cyclical industrial businesses, including companies in the chemicals, forest products and industrial sectors.  In 2010, Mr. Kleinman was named Lead Partner for Private Equity.  Prior to 1996, he was employed by Smith Barney Inc. in its Investment Banking Division. Mr. Kleinman serves on the boards of directors of Momentive Performance Materials and Verso Paper.  In 2014, Mr. Kleinman founded the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.  

Mr. Kleinman received a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, respectively, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Sonny Popowsky

Former Consumer Advocate
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Sonny Popowsky served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2012. He started his career at the Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) as an Assistant Consumer Advocate in 1979. He served as the President of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) from 1996 to 1998 and was previously Chairman of the NASUCA Electric Committee. Mr. Popowsky served on the Board of Trustees of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) from 1997 to 2001 and the NERC Stakeholders Committee from2001 to 2006. In 2010, Mr. Popowsky was appointed to the United States Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and served as Vice Chair of that Committee from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Popowsky currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Board of Directors of the Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP, the Consumer Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and as a member of the City of Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board.

Mr. Popowsky graduated cum laude from Yale University and received his JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Quigley

Founding Director
Center for Environment, Energy & Economy, Harrisburg University

John Quigley is the founding Director of the Center for Environment, Energy & Economy and Lecturer in Sustainability at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and a member of the Advisory Board of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from Jan. 2015-May 2016, and as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from April 2009-Jan. 2011. He is the first and only person in Pennsylvania history to serve as Secretary of both of the state's natural resource agencies. Quigley also served as a two term Mayor of Hazleton (PA), and as an Alternate Federal Commissioner on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. He was the founding executive director of a non-profit economic development corporation; held a number of management positions with two industry-leading manufacturing companies in the private sector; worked for a statewide environmental NGO; was an instructor in economics at a Penn State University campus; and wrote a weekly column for a northeastern Pennsylvania newspaper.

Quigley earned an M.P.A. from Lehigh University and a B.A. in economics from Bloomsburg University.

Lynn Scarlett

Co-Chief External Affairs Officer
The Nature Conservancy

Former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Lynn Scarlett is co-Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy and Global Climate Strategy Lead. In these roles, Scarlett directs all policy in the United States and the 70 countries in which TNC operates. Scarlett also served at Interior as the Acting Secretary of the Interior in 2006. While Interior’s Deputy Secretary, Scarlett initiated and chaired the Department’s Cooperative Conservation Working Group and its first-ever Climate Change Task Force. She chaired the nation’s Wildland Fire Leadership Council. She served on the Executive Committee of the President’s Management Council and co-chaired the First Lady’s Preserve America Initiative. She is author or co-author of publications on climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; large landscape conservation; and science and decision making. She chairs the Science Advisory Board of NOAA, recently co-chaired the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Council established in 2014 by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Academy of Sciences Sustainability Roundtable.

She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political science and political economy.

Marvin Schlanger

Director
LyondellBasell Industries

Marvin Schlanger is the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., a $50billion global chemical producer, and is Chairman of the Board of CEVA Group, plc, a $7 billion internationallogistics supplier. Mr. Schlanger began his career with Mobil and joined ARCO Chemical Company in 1975.He became Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors in 1989, Chief Operating Officerin 1994, and was appointed President and CEO in 1998. Mr. Schlanger also serves on the boards of TamincoGlobal Chemical Holdings, LLP; UGI Corporation; UGI Utilities; Amerigas Partners LP; and MomentiveSpecialty Chemicals Holdings, LLC.

Mr. Schlanger received his chemical engineering degree from Rutgers University and holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Frederick Steiner

Dean and Paley Professor
PennDesign

Frederick Steiner (MRP’77, MA’86, PhD’86) is Dean of the School of Design. Most recently, he served as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. He previously taught at Penn and the following institutions: Arizona State University, Washington State University, the University of Colorado at Denver. He was a visiting professor of landscape architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Dean Steiner was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands and a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation at the American Academy in Rome. During 2013-2014, he was the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a Scholar at the Penn Institute for Urban Research. Dean Steiner helped establish the Sustainable SITES Initiative, the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management, and holds the SITES Professional (SITES AP) credential.

Dean Steiner earned a Master of Community Planning and a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. and M.A. in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from PennDesign. Dean Steiner also received an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.