CCAP Welcomes Two New Board Members, Jim Rogers and Jolyne Caruso
Contact: Karunya Krishnan
New Leaders Bring Decades of Private Sector Expertise to Further CCAP’s Mission
WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2016—The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is pleased to announce that long time utility CEO Jim Rogers and Wall Street veteran and impact investor Jolyne Caruso-Fitzgerald are joining its Board of Directors.
Most recently Jim Rogers was chairman of Duke Energy’s Board of Directors and served as the company’s president and CEO from April 2006 until July 2013. Over the course of his 25 years as a CEO in the electric utility industry, Rogers was known for his focus on innovation and stakeholder engagement. Since leaving Duke Energy, he has co-authored a book on bringing sustainable electricity to the more than one billion people without electricity, Lighting the World: Transforming Our Energy Future By Bringing Electricity to Everyone.
“I had the pleasure of working with Jim Rogers at both Cinergy Corp and at Duke Energy and I look forward to the wealth of energy experience and deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the energy sector that he brings to our Board and to CCAP,” said CCAP CEO Bill Tyndall.
Jolyne Caruso is founder and CEO of The Alberleen Group, an investment banking and merchant banking firm that has a division dedicated to impact investing. She has over 30 years of Wall Street experience in both global Capital Markets and Asset Management businesses at major Wall Street firms. Caruso’s previous employment included Global Head of Absolute Return Strategies at Lehman Brothers where she also served on the Management Committee of the firm.
Tyndall noted, “Jolyne has a pioneering career working for Wall Street financial firms. With her years of finance background and her current banking and impact investment focus, Jolyne will be a huge asset as CCAP focuses on partnering with the private sector to help solve the climate challenge challenge.”
“I am excited for the additions of both Jim and Jolyne,” said Jim Maddy, CCAP’s Board Chairman.”Jim has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership and the Nature Conservancy. Jolyne is Chair of Barnard College’s Board of Trustees. They will add significant value to our board, as well as our organization and its mission.” In the coming year, CCAP will be working on building a strong project pipeline for climate and clean energy investments.
“Tremendous technology advancements in renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency are driving the transformation of energy and other sectors. These are crucial building blocks to implementing the Paris Agreement,” Tyndall said. “The additions of Jim and Jolyne will enhance CCAP’s ability to contribute to energy transformation and the overall goal of reducing global carbon emissions.”
Since 1985, the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, nonprofit think tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, U.S. national and international levels. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policymakers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. CCAP has worked extensively in China, Brazil and Mexico as well as Colombia, Chile, Pakistan, Philippines and Indonesia.