Claudine Schneider

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Hon. Claudine Schneider, former Congresswoman, Rhode Island.

"Congresswoman Schneider co-founded and served as Senior Vice President of Energia Global, an energy efficiency and renewable energy development company exporting services and technology to Central and South America. Their 10 year exit strategy was realized when the company was sold to the world's largest company dedicated solely to renewable energy.

"Claudine was a Presidential Appointee to the Competitiveness Policy Council, a 12 member business dominated council focused on enhancing U.S. productivity. This position came about as a result of her leadership in co-founding, along with John Young, then CEO of Hewlett Packard, the Congressional Competitiveness Caucus. Together they crafted a report calling for 10 legislative measures that would improve U.S. economic stature. Under her leadership, and working closely with the business community, all 10 measures were passed.

"For the Export-Import Bank, Claudine has served on the Advisory Board for Renewable Energy. She has been the Environmental and CSR Advisor to the British utility, National Grid, one of the world's largest and most socially responsible transmission and distribution companies. Her Board membership of NGOs includes: A Trustee of the American Solar Energy Society, The Climate Institute, the Center for Resource Solutions (developers of the Green-e certification), the Tata Energy Research Institute (India) and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization. In addition, Claudine has taught leadership at Harvard, received an Emmy for the first televised diplomatic exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, assisted more than 30 companies in the reduction of their Green House Gases and, is multi-lingual." [1]

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  1. WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index Who, organizational web page, accessed June 4, 2013.
  2. Staff, Center for Visionary Leadership, accessed November 28, 2008.