Board

The Board of the Center for Responsible Shale Development (CRSD) is made up of individuals that represent different perspectives and share expertise in the common objective of developing solutions and serving as a center of excellence for shale development in the Appalachian Basin.

In upholding our commitment to collaboration, all Performance Standards must be unanimously adopted by the full CRSD Board of Directors.

As set forth by our bylaws, our Board must be made up of as nearly an equal distribution of:

  • Individuals primarily associated with the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian Basin
  • Individuals primarily associated with nonprofit organizations not associated with or controlled by the oil and gas industry with a demonstrated interest in environmental protection
  • Individuals with no current and direct association with the oil and gas industry or any non-governmental organization who have a strong interest in addressing the safety and environmental performance of natural gas drilling and production in the Appalachian Basin of the United States

Dr. Jared Cohon

Board Chair
President Emeritus

University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University

Key Facts

  • Previously served as Yale University’s Dean of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Worked on large-scale water and energy facility issues in Argentina, China, India and The United States
  • Co-Chaired the Commission to Review and Evaluate the National Energy Laboratories

Education

  • Ph.D. | Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. | Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • B.S. | University of Pennsylvania; Civil Engineering

Jared Cohon started his academic career at Johns Hopkins where he rose through the academic ranks and served in administrative positions from 1973 to 1992, when he left for Yale where he was Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies until 1997.

Cohon served as Carnegie Mellon’s eighth president from 1997 to 2013. During that time, the university made progress on many fronts, including teaching and research, international activities, diversity and economic development in southwest Pennsylvania.

He has worked on large-scale water problems in Argentina, China, India and the U.S. and on energy facility issues, especially nuclear waste. He serves on several government, non-profit, and corporate boards.  In 2014 and 2015, he co-chaired the Commission to Review and Evaluate the National Energy Laboratories.

Daniel Clearfield, Esq.

Secretary, General Counsel to the Board
Center for Responsible Shale Development
Member, Co-Chair, Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Eckert Seamans

Key Facts

  • Legal practice specializes in areas of utility, energy, and communications regulatory litigation; alternative energy development; shale gas drilling and mid-stream issues; administrative litigation; and government relations
  • Previously served as executive deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

Education

  • J.D. | Temple University School of Law
  • B.A. | Temple University

Dan Clearfield concentrates his practice in the areas of utility, energy, and communications regulatory litigation; alternative energy development; shale gas drilling and mid-stream issues; administrative litigation; and government relations. In addition to his energy practice, Dan provides government relations assistance to companies, including energy companies and a leading pharmaceutical company.

Clearfield also coordinates the firm’s Regulated Substances Group, a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers and government affairs professionals who advise clients establishing and operating businesses involved in the financing, manufacturing, processing, distribution, marketing, and retail sale of marijuana for medical use where authorized by state law. He helps clients navigate licensing and other complex legal and regulatory issues surrounding the fast-growing business of medical marijuana, and has been on the leading edge of the industry in Pennsylvania, which legalized medical cannabis in May 2016.

Prior to entering private practice, Clearfield served as executive deputy attorney general in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and as senior assistant consumer advocate in the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate. He is one of the firm’s representatives on the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Clearfield is also instrumental in Eckert Seamans’ Regulated Substances Group.

Armond Cohen

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Clean Air Task Force

Key Facts

  • Involved in Clean Air Task Force research and thought leadership
  • Led Conservation Law Foundation’s Energy Project
  • Published numerous articles on climate, energy and air pollution

Education

  • J.D. | Harvard University Law School
  • A.B. | Brown University; History

Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of Clean Air Task Force, which he has led since its formation in 1996. In addition to leading CATF, Cohen is directly involved in CATF research and thought leadership on the need for a broad range low carbon technology options, as well as CATF’s research and advocacy on advanced nuclear energy. Prior to his work with CATF, he founded and led the Conservation Law Foundation’s Energy Project starting in 1983, focusing on energy efficiency, utility resource planning, and electric industry structure.

Cohen has published numerous articles on climate, energy systems, and air pollution; he speaks and testifies frequently on these topics. He is Vice Chair of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Advisory Council, a founding board member of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, a founding steering committee member of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, and a member of the World Economic Forum (Davos) Global Agenda Council on Decarbonizing Energy. Cohen is an honors graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.

Nicholas DeIuliis

President and CEO
CONSOL Energy

Key Facts

  • Chairman of the Board of CNX Coal Resources, LP
  • Former Director, President and CEO of CNX Gas Corporation
  • Registered engineer in Pennsylvania, and member of the Pennsylvania Bar

Education

  • J.D. | Duquesne University School of Law
  • M.B.A. | Duquesne University
  • B.E. | Pennsylvania State University; Chemical Engineering

Nicholas J. DeIuliis has 25 years of experience with the company and in that time has held positions of President, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, and earlier in his career various engineering positions. He was a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNX Gas Corporation from its creation in 2005 through 2009. He was appointed a director and elected Chairman of the Board of the general partner of CNX Coal Resources, LP effective March 16, 2015.

In addition to the Center for Responsible Shale Development, DeIuliis is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. DeIuliis is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Pennsylvania bar. He is also a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Dr. Bernard Goldstein

Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh

Key Facts

  • Served as the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
  • Established the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  • Published in the public health impacts of shale gas development activities.

Education

  • M.D. | New York University School of Medicine
  • B.S. | University of Wisconsin; Psychology

 

Dr. Bernard Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, is an environmental toxicologist whose research interests have focused largely on the concept of biological markers in the field of risk assessment.

Goldstein served as the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health from 2001-2005. Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Goldstein was professor and chairman of the department of environmental and community medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While there he established and directed the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, the largest academic environmental and occupational health program in the United States. Goldstein also has served as assistant administrator for research and development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an office with the U.S. Public Health Service.

Goldstein has published in the areas of: the formation of cancer-causing substances (free radicals) following exposure to inhalants, blood toxicity, various aspects of public health decision-making and global issues in environmental medicine. He is also published in the public health impacts of shale gas development.

Dr. Jane Long

Principal Associate Director/Fellow (retired)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Key Facts

  • Senior Contributing Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund and Visiting Researcher at University of California, Berkeley
  • Co-chair of the Task Force on Geoengineering for the Bipartisan Policy Center and Chairman of the California Council on Science and Technology’s Energy Future committee
  • Former Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mackay School of Mines, and Department Chair for the Energy Resources Technology and the Environmental Research Departments at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Education

  • Ph.D. | University of California, Berkeley; Ground Water Hydrology

Jane Long recently retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she was the Principal Associate Director at Large, Fellow in the LLNL Center for Global Strategic Research, and the Associate Director for Energy and Environment. She is currently a senior contributing scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley, Co-chair of the Task Force on Geoengineering for the Bipartisan Policy Center, and chairman of the California Council on Science and Technology’s California’s Energy Future committee. Her current work involves strategies for dealing with climate change including reinvention of the energy system, geoengineering, and adaptation.

Long was the Dean of the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, and Department Chair for the Energy Resources Technology and the Environmental Research Departments at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University and Masters and PhD from UC Berkeley. Long is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was named Alum of the Year in 2012 by the Brown University School of Engineering. Long is an Associate of the National Academies of Science (NAS) and a Senior Fellow and council member of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and the Breakthrough Institute. In addition to the Center for Responsible Shale Development, she serves on the board of directors for the Clean Air Task Force.

Secretary Paul O’Neill

Former Secretary of the United States Treasury
Former Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
Former President, International Paper

Key Facts

  • 72nd Secretary of the United States Treasury
  • Former Chairman and CEO of Alcoa and President of International paper Company
  • Previously worked at the United States Veterans Administration and the United States Office of Management and Budget

Education

  • M.P.A. | Indiana University
  • B.S. | California State University, Fresno; Economics

Paul H. O’Neill was the 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, serving from 2001-2002.

O’Neill was chairman and CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, and retired as chairman at the end of 2000. Prior to joining Alcoa, O’Neill was president of International Paper Company from 1985 to 1987, where he was vice president from 1977 to 1985.

He worked as a computer systems analyst with the U.S. Veterans Administration from 1961 to 1966 and served on the staff of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1967 to 1977. He was deputy director of OMB from 1974 to 1977.

Stacey Olson

President
Chevron Appalachia, LLC

Key Facts

  • Held engineering and leadership positions with Chevron in Nigeria, Venezuela, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Thailand, and the United States
  • Most recently served as General Manager of Asset Development for Chevron Asia South Business Unit
  • Assumed the position of President of Chevron Appalachia, LLC in June 2016

Education

  • M.B.A. | Tulane University
  • B.S. | Louisiana State University; Petroleum Engineering

Stacey Olson is the president of Chevron Appalachia, LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a position she assumed in June 2016.

Olson joined Chevron in 1989 and during her career she has held a number of engineering and leadership positions of increasing responsibility around the world, in Nigeria, Venezuela, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Thailand and the United States. From 2009 to 2012, she was vice president of Heavy Oil in the IndoAsia Business Unit. Previously in 2012, Olson served as general manager of projects and future growth at Chevron Upstream Europe, and most recently was the general manager of Asset Development for Chevron Asia South Business Unit in Bangkok, Thailand.

Olson received her bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University in 1986 and her master’s degree in business administration from Tulane University in 1994.

Gwen Ruta

Senior Vice President, Climate and Energy
Environmental Defense Fund

Key Facts

  • Oversees the Environmental Defense Fund’s scientists, attorneys, economists and policy analysts working to fight climate change
  • Previously served as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at the Environmental Defense Fund, overseeing innovation leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, including notable initiatives in partnership with Walmart and FedEx
  • Previously served as Vice President at Metcalf & Eddy, an environmental engineering firm, as in leadership at the United States Environmental Protection Agency

Education

  • M.P.A. | Harvard University
  • B.S. | University of Virginia; Chemical Engineering

Gwen Ruta is Senior Vice President, Climate & Energy for Environmental Defense Fund.

Ruta draws on three decades of management experience to oversee EDF’s scientists, attorneys, economists and policy analysts working to fight climate change.  Under Ruta’s leadership, EDF’s Climate & Energy Program focuses on the largest opportunities to turn the corner toward a stable climate.

Most recently, Ruta served as Vice President of Programs at EDF, where she focused on management and strategy for EDF’s wide range of policy work.  Earlier, as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Ruta oversaw a team that spurred innovation and transformation in market sectors from shipping to retail to fleets. Notable initiatives included slashing supply chain greenhouse gas emissions with Walmart, creating a market for hybrid trucks with FedEx, and launching an innovative business internship program to catalyze energy efficiency in business.

Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, Ruta was Vice President at Metcalf & Eddy, an environmental engineering firm. She has also held senior management positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and at the Harvard Kennedy School, and began her career in engineering working at a Texaco refinery.

Ruta is on the Board of Directors of the Environmental League of Massachusetts and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance by Treasury and risk magazine.

Steven Schlotterbeck

President and CEO
EQT Corporation

Key Facts

  • Elected CEO of EQT Corporation in 2017 and President in 2015, after having worked at EQT since 2000.
  • Also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of  the general partners of EQT Midstream Partners, LP and EQT GP Holdings, LP.
  • Serves on the Advisory Board for Penn State Outreach.

Education

  • B.S. | Pennsylvania State University ; Petroleum Engineering

Steve Schlotterbeck was appointed Chief Executive Officer of EQT Corporation, and the general partners of EQT Midstream Partners, LP and EQT GP Holdings, LP, in March 2017. He was appointed President of EQT in 2015 and joined EQT’s board of directors in January 2017. Steve also serves on the boards of directors of the general partners of EQT Midstream Partners and EQT GP Holdings.

Steve joined EQT Corporation in 2000 as Director, Engineering when the Company acquired Statoil’s northeast U.S. assets. During the next few years he was promoted to various executive roles, including Managing Director of E&P Planning and Development, Executive and Senior Vice President of Production Management and Planning, and Vice President and Director of Engineering. In 2008, when EQT’s business model began its transformation to focus on drilling, production, and midstream operations, Schlotterbeck became President of the Production business unit; and subsequently added the positions of Senior Vice President of EQT Corporation in 2010 and Executive Vice President in 2013.

Steve has held various engineering and management positions throughout his career in the energy industry, which began in 1987 with Marathon Oil Company where he worked in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. In addition, he has worked for Eastern American Energy and Statoil.

A Pennsylvania native, Steve currently serves on the Advisory Board for Penn State Outreach, and the Board of Directors of the EQT Foundation. In October 2012, he was awarded the Penn State University Outreach Fischer Award of Distinction for extraordinary service in advancing the outreach vision; and he is currently the voluntary chair of Outreach and Online Education for Penn State University’s capital campaign. He is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman

President, Whitman Strategy Group
Former Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Former Governor, New Jersey

Key Facts

  • Previously served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and as the Governor of the State of New Jersey
  • As EPA Administrator, promoted environmental initiatives including watershed-based water protection policies, requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95%, and helping pass and implement landmark brownfield legislation
  • Co-Chair of Clean and Safe Energy Commission and the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council

Education

  • B.A. | Wheaton College; Government

Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January 2001 until June 2003. During that time she promoted watershed-based water protection policies, championed requirements for non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent, and spearheaded landmark brownfields legislation to promote their redevelopment and reuse.

As New Jersey’s 50th Governor (1994 until 2001) she earned bipartisan praise for her commitment to preserve permanent green space, instituting the most comprehensive beach monitoring system in the nation.

Whitman heads the Trustees’ Executive Committee of the Eisenhower Fellowships. She co-chairs Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASE) with Ambassador Ron Kirk, is Chairman of the American Security Project, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. She also co-chairs the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council and is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

She serves as a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, a member of the Advisory Board of the Corporate Eco Forum, and a member of the National Advisory Committees for the Women’s Coalition for Common Sense and the Presidential Climate Action Project.

Whitman authored the New York Times best-selling It’s My Party Too, which was published in January 2005.

Davitt Woodwell

President and CEO
Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Key Facts

  • Has worked with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council since 1991, where he has served as President and CEO, Executive Vice President for Western Pennsylvania, Director of the Western Pennsylvania office, and Staff Attorney
  • Served as Executive Director of the Riverlife Taskforce
  • Serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Pipeline INfrastructure Task Force, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Natural Gas Advisory Committee, and participated in the Institute of Politics’ Marcellus Shale Roundtable

Education

  • J.D. | University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A. | University of Pittsburgh

Davitt Woodwell is President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). Working with PEC since 1991, Woodwell took a leave of absence during 2000 and 2001 to serve as Executive Director of the Riverlife Task Force that developed a master plan for Pittsburgh’s waterfronts and proposed the creation of the new “Three Rivers Park.” Woodwell’s current work focuses on issues including energy and climate, water resources, and trail and riverfront development.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Woodwell is currently a member of the board of the Aspinwall Riverfront Park. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Natural Gas Advisory Committee, DCNR’s Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee, and participated in the Institute of Politics’ Marcellus Shale Roundtable. Additionally, Woodwell is an active board member with Renerge, Inc.

He participated in the DEP’s regulatory negotiation on the special protection waters program and served on the Pittsburgh Ozone Stakeholder Working Group. He also served on the Allegheny County Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee. Woodwell was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Greenways. At PEC he has also served as Executive Vice President for Western Pennsylvania, Director of the Western Pennsylvania office, and Staff Attorney.

Michael De Witt

General Manager
Shell Appalachia