External Advisory Board


The UMERC Advisory Board (AB) was established to provide external direction, guidance, and relevance to UMERC in achieving its vision and mission. These leaders in industry, government, and NGOs are dedicated to providing UMERC with high-level strategic guidance and progress review.
James Connaughton
Executive Vice President, C3Energy
Former Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Victor Der
General Manager, North American Operations, Global CCS Institute
Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, U.S. DOE (retired)
Joseph Dominguez
Sr. Vice President, Govermental and Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Exelon Corp.
Brian Hinman
Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Abigail Hopper
Energy Advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
Acting Director Maryland Energy Administration
Bradley Pietras
Vice President, Technology, Lockheed Martin
Philip Perconti
Director, Sensors & Electron Devices Directorate, Army Research Laboratory
Eric Spiegel
President & CEO, Siemens Corporation