FORA.tv Speaker - Brian F. Keane
Brian F. Keane is President of SmartPower, a nationwide non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Hailed as the â€œGot Milkâ€ campaign for wind, solar and waterpower, SmartPowerâ€™s award winning marketing campaign has been credited with creating hundreds of GWh of clean, renewable energy across the nation.
For their efforts, Keane and SmartPower have been recognized with numerous awards over the past years. Among them: the coveted Green Power Pilot Award presented by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy; Four Gold Awards from the Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA); the Peopleâ€™s Action For Clean Energy â€œEnvironmental Heroes Awardâ€ and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protectionsâ€™ â€œGreen Circleâ€ Award. In 2005 Brian Keane was recognized as one of Connecticutâ€™s â€œOutstanding Forty Under 40â€.
A former advisor to the late Senator Paul Tsongas (D-MA) and a Congressional Aid to Representative Les Aspin (D-WI), Keane has built an extensive background in non-profit management, political organizing and communications. He was one of the architects of The Concord Coalition, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the federal budget deficit. Keane was also the founding Executive Director of Economic Security 2000 (ES 2000), the nation's first nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to saving and reforming Social Security. Keaneâ€™s testimony before the U.S. Congress helped make ES 2000 a recognized national leader in the debate on Social Security reform. In fact, Presidents Clinton and Bush have both recognized ES 2000 as a valuable resource in the discussion on Social Security. Throughout his career, Keane has spoken extensively across the nation, internationally and to the local and national media. Today he is a much sought after interview and presenter on clean energy and energy efficiency.
08.26.08 | 01:17:38 min
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