NSI News

Former Governor, NSI Advisor to address stakeholders

Washington, D.C. — March 9, 2010 —Former Maryland Governor and NSI Senior Advisor, Parris Glendening, will be one of several distinguished speakers featured at the Alliance to Save Energy’s Great Energy Efficiency Day on March 10 in Washington, D.C.

Former Governor Glendening, who works with NSI’s Energy and Environment Practice to develop winning strategic procurement, legislative and regulatory strategies for the firm’s clients, will address more than 400 stakeholders from business, industry, government, academia, the media and the public interest sector at the event located in Room G-50 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Glendening will speak on issues reducing energy consumption via transit, walk-able communities and green building.

“Saving energy and finding solutions for using energy more efficiently are the most pertinent issues of our time,” says Glendening, who also serves as President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute. “I am honored to be included among such a respected group of speakers on such an important topic.”

Launched in 2004, the Great Energy Efficiency Day focuses on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency. The event features leading voices in energy efficiency who will provide insight from Capitol Hill. The event will also feature keynote addresses from congressional members.

The Former Governor spent eight years serving the State of Maryland, (1995-2003) where he made the environment, especially, smart growth-- education and inclusiveness, the heart of his legislative, administrative and personal agenda. In addition, Governor Glendening had the honor of being elected chairman of the National Governor’s Association by his colleagues, where he made quality of life issues his top agenda item. He also served as President of the Council of State Governments. He was elected to statewide office after serving three terms as county executive of Prince George’s County, a jurisdiction of 800,000 constituents outside of Washington, D.C.

Currently, Former Governor Glendening devotes significant time to his role at the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, part of Smart Growth America, a nation-wide coalition of nearly 100 organizations promoting a better and more healthy way to grow. As president, the Former Governor travels the country advising of the dangers of urban sprawl and its effect on health, our prosperity and our communities as well as recommending a range of solutions to governors and public leaders.

In addition to his activities at the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, Former Governor Glendening serves as an NSI Strategic Advisor, collaborating with a distinguished team of senior experts who share their considerable experience with NSI’s Energy and Environment Practice, which is led by Kevin Matthews, former senior advisor to President Obama's Energy Czar, Carol Browner. NSI’s team includes Scott Sklar, President and Founder of the Stella Group, Ltd and Executive Director of the Solar Energy Industries Association and Terry Tamminen, former advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The NSI Energy and Environment Practice has vast experience in both public and private energy and environmental issues, including those that effect energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality and waste reduction. The former Governor collaborates with businesses to leverage the opportunities that emerge from public policy and regulatory changes at the state and local levels and helps clients successfully navigate the complexities of procurement, legislative and public affairs issues in the market.



For more information, please contact Heather Sabharwal at hsabharwal@kglobal.com or 202-349-7016.