guides, and op-ed pieces. Ms. Berman has served on numerous national energy policy committees. She continues to be an active member of the Aspen Institute Energy Policy Forum. She served on the Council on Competitiveness National Innovation Initiative. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. In 2004, Ms. Berman was awarded a Key Women in Energy in the Americas Pathfinder and Trailblazer Award. In the past she served on the Committee on Energy and Economic Development of the NAACP; the Magnetic Fusion Research and Development Advisory Committee and the Residential Energy Conservation Advisory Committee of the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress; the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s Building Efficiency Program; and the Secretary of Energy’s Fuel Oil Marketing Advisory Committee. She was invited by the White House and the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry to participate in a month-long executive business study program in Japan. Ms. Berman served as 2008 chair and 2007 co-chair of the 2007 Sarasota International Design Summit, a sustainable design initiative sponsored by the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Ms. Berman holds a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Ramon L. Espino, University of Virginia. Ramon L. Espino is currently research professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; he has been on the faculty since 1999. Prior to joining the Department of Chemical Engineering, he was with ExxonMobil for 26 years. He held a number of research management positions in petroleum exploration and production, petroleum process and products, alternative fuels and petrochemicals. He has published about 20 technical articles and holds 9 patents. Dr. Espino’s research interests focus on fuel cell technology, specifically in the development of processors that convert clean fuels into hydrogen and of fuel cell anodes that are resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning. Another area of interest is the conversion of methane to clean liquid fuels and specifically the development of catalysts for the selective partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas. He served on the NRC Committee on R&D Opportunities for Advanced Fossil-Fueled Energy Complexes, the NRC Committee on Review of DOE/EERE’s Vision 21 R&D Program, and the NRC Committee on Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE/EERE (Phase One and Two). He received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University, and an M.S. and a doctor of science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David Hungerford, California Energy Commission. David Hungerford is the special advisor to Commissioner Arthur Rosenfeld at the California Energy Commission. He most recently served as the Energy Commission’s lead staff on demand response policy development. He was the facilitator of a committee formed to oversee measurement and evaluation of Demand Response programs and rate designs approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, as well as the facilitator of a working group set up by the California Public Utilities Commission to develop programs and tariffs for large commercial and industrial customers. Dr. Hungerford’s professional career has focused on conducting and overseeing evaluation research of energy efficiency and demand response programs and using those results to analyze the impacts of policy change for the purpose of developing and guiding policy initiatives. He has also served on numerous technical advisory committees for investor-owned utility programs and public interest energy research (PIER) projects. Since 2003, He has served on the advisory group overseeing PIER demand response research at the Demand Response Research Center at

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