Jeffrey Ball, a writer on energy and the environment, is scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Ball writes a column on energy and the environment, called Resources, published biweekly online by the New Republic.
Dan Grossman is the Regional Director for Environmental Defense Fund's Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Boulder, Colorado. He joined the organization in May of 2006, after serving ten years in the Colorado General Assembly.
Dan leads the organization's efforts to protect land, water and wildlife in the interior West. His work focuses on: agricultural policy, water rights, endangered species and habitat conservation.
Jacob Smith serves as the Programs Director for the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. Jacob returned to Colorado to join the Alliance staff after a stint working as a climate and energy staffer in the U.S. Senate. Prior roles have included serving as the mayor of Golden, Colorado and as the Executive Director of Center for Native Ecosystems. He is also a former member of the board of the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the executive committee of the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus, and he was a member of Transportation Committee of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Transition Team. He is also the co-author of The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit.
Dr. Vie Thorgren has over thirty-six years experience in research, design and implementation of programs that address social issues. She is a Climate Change Ambassador with the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. The Coalition plays a pivotal role in the U.S. Catholic response to climate change. The Coalition and its partners, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, seeks to educate and to effect public policy change.
Doug Young joined Keystone Policy Center as a senior policy director in September 2014. He has been involved in major public policy decisions related to the environment, public lands, natural resources, energy and transportation over the past 25 years. He has worked to resolve controversies in these areas and strived to find common ground for the mutual benefit of the varied interests and the values they bring.
His work with many elected officials — at the federal, state, and local levels — has principally involved mediating disputes, addressing concerns and finding creative ways to accommodate all views within existing laws, regulations and policies. He has also helped draft these laws and policies, which require an understanding of the needs of communities and private interests, while protecting the values of a healthy, productive environment and the full, robust, and active participation of citizens.