technologies. Commissioner Alderfer also chaired the Market Power Resolution Drafting Committee for NARUC and has been a leading spokesman for competitive markets and regulatory innovation in the electricity industry. Before his appointment to the Colorado PUC, Commissioner Alderfer was in private law practice handling commercial and natural resource matters. He is also an electrical engineer and has served as a commissioner on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission, as an arbitrator and mediator, and as a panel member of the American Arbitration Association. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977 and has a B.S. in electrical engineering, with honors, from Northeastern University.
Dan E. Arvizu is group vice president for energy and environment and systems, CH2M HILL. He has been director of the Materials and Process Sciences Center; director of the Advanced Energy Technology and Policy Center; director of the Technology Transfer Center; manager of the Technology Transfer and Industrial Relations Department; supervisor of the Photovoltaic Cell Research Division; supervisor of the Photovoltaic Concentrator Systems Division; and a member of the technical staff for solar programs at the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). He has also been a member of the technical staff for customer switching systems at Bell Laboratories. He has extensive experience in materials science applications for nuclear weapons and energy systems and the development of renewable energy systems, including solar thermal systems, photovoltaic systems, and concentrating solar collectors. Dr. Arvizu was awarded the 1996 Hispanic Engineers' National Achievement Award for Executive Excellence, and he is a member of several advisory groups, including the Commercialization Advisory Board for the Solar II Central Receiver Pilot Plant. He received his B.S. from New Mexico State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering.
Everett H. Beckner is the deputy chief executive, Atomic Weapons Establishment, and the former vice president, Technical Operations and Environmental Safety and Health, Lockheed Martin Corporation Energy and Environment Sector. His previous positions include principal deputy assistant secretary, Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); science advisor to Admiral James Watkins, Secretary of Energy; vice president for energy programs, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); director of energy programs, SNL; and director of Waste Management Programs, SNL. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a former member of the NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. Dr. Beckner has broad experience in a variety of solar energy, fossil energy, advanced nuclear fission, fusion, and waste management technologies, as well as in the management of large R&D programs. He also has experience in defense and defense technology issues, technology transfer programs, and nuclear safety. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Rice University.