2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient: Roger Ballentine

Roger Ballentine is the President of Green Strategies Inc., where he assists clients in the energy and environmental arena with domestic and international public policy matters, investment guidance in the “clean tech” marketplace, marketing and business development strategies, sustainability, and capital formation. He is also a Venture Partner with Arborview Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on the clean technology marketplace, as well as Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School teaching in the area of energy and climate policy and a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C.

Roger previously was a senior member of the White House staff, serving President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives. Prior to being named Deputy Assistant to the President, Mr. Ballentine was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, where he focused on energy and environmental issues. He has published a number of papers, articles and opinion pieces in nationally and internationally recognized publications and has been a frequent television and radio commentator.

Mr. Ballentine is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut and a Cum Laude graduate of the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Connecticut, District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court bars. He serves on the Board of Directors of Environmental Power Corporation (NASDQ:EPG), Perillon Software Inc., Daylight Technology, Inc. and China Energy Recovery Inc. (OTCBB: CGYV) and on the Advisory Boards of Stratos Renewables Corporation and Pure Biofuels Corporation. Roger was a founding Board Member of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and serves on the Boards of the Biomass Energy Resource Center and the International Fund for China’s Environment. In 2009, Mr. Ballentine joined the International Advisory Council of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.