Bryan's extensive experience in all aspects of environmental science and public policy makes him a perfect fit to lead our environmental programs
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Palo Alto, CA (Vocus) December 7, 2006
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) today announced the appointment of Bryan Hannegan as Vice President for Environment Research and Development (R&D) effective Jan. 1.
Hannegan joined EPRI in September and served as the Managing Director for Environment R&D. Prior to his arrival at EPRI, Hannegan served in dual capacity as the Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and as an acting Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.
Before his tenure with the Bush Administration, Hannegan served as Staff Scientist to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, where he handled energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels, and environmental aspects of energy production and use.
In his new role at EPRI, Hannegan will oversee the Institute's environmental research and development which includes air, land, and groundwater quality programs. He will report to Mike Howard, Senior Vice President of EPRI's R&D programs.
"Bryan's extensive experience in all aspects of environmental science and public policy makes him a perfect fit to lead our environmental programs," Howard said. "As concerns about issues like climate change increase, Bryan will play a prominent role in shaping the direction of our research initiatives."
A climate scientist, Hannegan holds a Ph.D. in Earth System Science, a M.S. in Engineering, both from the University of California - Irvine, and a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
About the Electric Power Research Institute
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with major locations in Palo Alto, California, and Charlotte, North Carolina, was established in 1973 as an independent, nonprofit center for public interest energy and environmental research. EPRI brings together member organizations, the Institute's scientists and engineers, and other leading experts to work collaboratively on solutions to the challenges of electric power. These solutions span nearly every area of power generation, delivery, and use, including health, safety, and environment. EPRI's members represent over 90% of the electricity generated in the United States. International participation represents nearly 15% of EPRI's total R&D program.