Leadership

William Chandler leads Transition Energy as its co-founder and President. Chandler has worked in the energy field for 33 years and has helped arrange financing for energy efficiency projects totaling over $1 billion in Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere. He has worked on energy and energy policy in China for 15 years, and has lived for three months in Beijing, where he worked on project finance. Chandler has created public interest energy organizations in six countries, including China, each of which has operated independently now for more than a decade. He has written several energy and environmental books and a number of peer-reviewed scientific and policy papers. He served for 18 years at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he reached the highest scientific rank awarded by the laboratory. He teaches energy and environment as an Adjunct Professor of International Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Chandler, 55, holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.


Co-founder Holly Gwin serves as general counsel and chief operating officer. Gwin served for six years as General Counsel of the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and six years as both General Counsel and Staff Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she reported directly to the Presidentís Science Advisor. She also served as staff director of the Presidentís Commission on Gulf War Veteranís Illnesses. Gwin, 50, holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.


John H. Gibbons serves as co-founder and board member. Gibbons has been Science Advisor to the President (two terms), director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Director of the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, Director of the University of Tennessee Environment Center, and was the first director of the Federal Office of Energy Conservation. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and is President of Resource Strategies. Gibbons serves on the board of directors of two Chinese technology companies, and advises various corporations and groups on science and technology and intellectual property. Gibbons, 76, was a founding board member of Ortec, a successful developer and manufacturer of scientific and energy instrumentation.