Claudine Schneider

 

Career Details

PROVIDING SPECIALIZED CONSULTATION SERVICES ENCOMPASSING STRATEGIC PLANNING, FUTURES SCENARIO DESIGN, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

International

1996 To Present – Independent Consultant

Responsibilities/accomplishments

2000 to 2002

Export-Import Bank Advisor on Renewable Energy Policy. Provided creative leadership on policy design to encourage development of renewable energy, assist sustainable growth in developing countries and foster collaborative ventures.

Senior Vice President - Econergy International Corporation – A multi-service consulting firm that provided sustainable design, engineering, financial and policy support to clients around the world. Secured an EPA contract for greenhouse gas reductions in the U.S.

Author & Lecturer Was the only American former elected official to be selected to contribute a chapter (on American consumption) to the book, "The Planetary Interest". The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant for a lecture tour to major cities around the U.S. and to share insights about the issues that transcend nationalism.

1998 to 1999

Author & Lecturer Was the only American former elected official to be selected to contribute a chapter (on American consumption) to the book, "The Planetary Interest". The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant to do a lecture tour to major cities around the U.S. and share insights about the issues that transcend nationalism.

1991 to 1996

Co-Founder & Senior Vice President Energia Global – an energy efficiency and renewable energy development company exporting services and technology to Central and South America. Developed a market research plan that included identifying bi-lingual engineers, currency and technology accessibility and identifying relevant foreign government agencies. Was instrumental in forming a joint venture with Jose Maria Figuere, the former President of Costa Rica and in securing support from the Inter-American Development Bank for energy infrastructure work in Nicaragua & El Salvador. The company had a ten year exit strategy which it successfully executed in its sale to one of the world's largest (at that time) renewable energy companies.

1991 to Spring Semester

Distinguished Fellow - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Taught Leadership and Public Policy. Worked on Harvard's biotechnology task force focused on bridging the university and business sectors. Provided leadership training seminars at Brown University, American University, Rutgers, the University of Southern California, Salve Regina College and Muskingham College.

1980-1990

United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Accomplishments include, but not limited to;

1979

TV Producer and Host
Produced and hosted a weekly TV program on the NBC affiliate in Providence R.I. She assembled business and labor leaders to discuss differences and resolve them on the air; explained, and her guest demonstrated the workings of acupuncture; illustrated the connection between human health and the health of the environment by documenting the practice of dumping wastes into the bay, the effect on shell fishing, and the resultant impact on human health.

1978

First ran for the U.S. Congress
Despite having no prior experience in campaigns, succeeded in securing 48% of the vote.

1976 to 1977

Federal Coordinator of the Coastal Zone Management Program

1975 to 1977

Co-Founder & First Executive Director - the Conservation Law Foundation of R.I.
Co-Founder of the Rhode Island Committee on Energy
Both were non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment and the public health. Successfully stopped many projects that threatened the public interest.


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