B.A., Carleton Coll; Major: Economics
Ph.D., Washington Univ; Economics
Senior professional experienced in writing, renewable energy technologies and companies, environmental policy, public and private investments, Socially Responsible Investing, financial analysis, teaching and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, negotiation and mediation). Senior professional experienced in writing, renewable energy technologies and companies, environmental policy, public and private investments, Socially Responsible Investing, financial analysis, teaching and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, negotiation and mediation).
Organized, publicized and ran over 100 meetings featuring over 120 clean energy and environmental companies, with a combined audience of over 1,000 investors, attorneys, consultants and other investment professionals.
Worked in various consulting, training, organizing and facilitation capacities for groups as diverse as tenants in the South Bronx, Native American finance committee members in South Dakota, Wisconsin and Oklahoma, and business executives and investors in New York City, Washington, DC, Boston and California.
Uncovered, reported and wrote stories that analyzed the forces behind major urban problems, including arson, housing abandonment and redlining. At Business Week, wrote prescient, award-wining articles about domestic and international economics issues, ranging from Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) to the Infrastructure crisis to the US becoming the world’s largest debtor.
At the Controller’s office, managed staff and coordinated with other parties to develop and file shareholder resolutions at many of the companies in the $40 billion portfolio, on several issues of importance to the City and its employees, including tobacco, Climate Change, board and employee diversity and corporate governance.
For the Presbyterian Church USA, qualified, structured, made and monitored loans to human service organizations and, at the Controller’s office, worked on “alternative investments” in clean energy for New York City schools. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONSULTANT 1985-1990 and 1991-present Worked with foundations, Native American Nations and public and private companies on various issues including investment, economic development and environmental issues.
Primary clients include:
CLEAR SKIES GROUP, INC., Special Assistant to the Founder and CEO of this solar energy and technology company.
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP, INC. (CEEP), Program Director. Organize monthly investor meetings for clean energy companies, and the annual National Hydrogen Financing Forum.
ADDITIONAL CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED:
Aspen Institute, Bankers Trust, The Black World Today, Cherokee Nation, The Ford Foundation, The Lakota Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northwest Area Foundation, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, U.S. EPA, and the Presbyterian Church USA, Creative Investment Program, where I placed and monitored $2.3 million in loans to nonprofit organizations. NASD PUBLIC ARBITRATOR 2002–present National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Public Arbitrator. Selected to serve on panels to resolve disputes about various matters in the securities industry. Have also taken courses at Columbia University in Negotiation and Mediation. Stevenson, page 2 NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER 1990-91 Director, Investment Responsibility. Supervised staff that filed proxy resolutions and created alternative investments for $40 billion pension fund. BUSINESS WEEK MAGAZINE 1979-85 Associate Economics Editor and Staff Editor, Corporate Finance. COMMUNITY ORGANIZER 1974-79 Organized youth, youth gangs and tenants in the South Bronx and researched and wrote on arson and housing abandonment. CHARTER REVISION COMMISSION FOR NYC 1973-74 Staff Analyst on hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. ADJUNCT TEACHING Environmental Economics and Policy courses at The Cooper Union; Pratt Institute; New School University; Iona College; Manhattan College. BOARD MEMBERSHIPS Clear Skies Group, Inc.; Community Resources Exchange; Cherokee National Historical Society; First Nations Development Institute; Environmental Research Foundation. Member: Western Cherokee Nation PUBLICATIONS In addition to numerous articles at Business Week, my articles on energy, environmental, economic, urban and Native American issues have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, San Juan Star, Indian Country Today and elsewhere.