Energy and environment
Five Energy and Environment Executives in Government Contracting
The departments of Energy and Transportation recently invested $5 billion in the buildout of a national electric vehicle charging infrastructure, with a focus on increasing charging access for rural, disadvantaged and hard-to-reach locations.
According to the DOE, the investment is part of the Biden administration’s larger effort to halve the United States’ greenhouse gas pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. The president also aims to fully decarbonize the American economy by 2050, according to a White House fact sheet.
The Potomac Officers Club—a division of Executive Mosaic—features five executives supporting the government’s energy and environmental goals.
William Stark is the vice president of energy and infrastructure consulting at Leidos, working out of Denver, Colorado. He leads the Environmental Services Group in support of the company’s energy and infrastructure consulting business, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Stark has been working at Leidos for over 20 years. His responsibilities include group leadership and direction, developing and implementing the company’s standards of practice for environmental work products and Equator Principle reviews, quality assurance of group work products, strategic planning, recruiting and staffing, and business development, his profile further reveals.
Stark’s current position sees him overseeing Leidos’ E&IC business, which covers financing, development, and mergers and acquisitions of assets primarily in the areas of thermal power generation, upstream and midstream oil and gas, cogeneration, and a variety of renewable generation technologies.
Stark has extensive international experience, bringing to the job his particular experience with the environmental, social, health and safety program requirements of the Equator Principles. He is credited for authoring and presenting numerous technical papers on various environmental issues, has chaired technical sessions and participated in panel discussions related to energy and the environment on a national level.
Stark earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Lamar University – College of Business.
Greg Simmons is the director of energy, sustainability and infrastructure consulting at Guidehouse, working out of Fairfax County, Virginia. He is an “action-oriented energy and sustainability strategist” who has successfully led energy and environmental organizations, fostered team-oriented cultures, and repeatedly produced solid growth, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Simmons’ areas of specialization include energy supply, energy risk management, carbon abatement, energy efficiency, project finance, renewable generation and distributed energy solutions.
Simmons has been working at Guidehouse, a provider of advisory, consulting and managed services, since August 2019. In his current role, he works with investors, large corporations, governments, utilities and institutions to overcome complex sustainability and energy management challenges.
Prior to Guidehouse, Simmons was the managing director of enterprise client solutions at Siemens. In his almost eight years with the company, he managed several commercial, industrial and governmental clients through the implementation of national and global energy and sustainability solutions.
Earlier in his career, Simmons served as the vice president of retail energy supply at Pepco Energy Sevices. In that role, he successfully managed a department of more than 20 employees to fulfill contracts with large commercial and governmental customers for electricity, natural gas and other solutions.
Simmons earned his degree in public administration from George Mason University – Schar School of Policy and Government.
Steve Baker is a principal at LMI’s Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Group, working out of Washington, D.C. He brings insight into the federal government’s needs in the areas of organizational development, facilities and infrastructure, and technology integration, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Baker has over 25 years of experience in the federal market. His background in the public and private sectors has enabled him to closely connect with government clients, leading to the successful award and execution of over $250M in federal contracts.
Baker is grounded in business development practices, corporate operations, program management, strategic planning and recruitment.
Baker has been with LMI for over nine years. He began his services for the company as a senior consultant in 2013 and worked his way up the organization. In his current role, he provides essential consulting support in the areas of capital program guidance, facilities development, funding and budget preparation, and organizational strengthening to the firm’s federal clients.
Prior to LMI, Baker was a vice president and sector manager at Parsons Corporation. In that role, he led the pursuit and execution of a portfolio of work in the federal facilities and homeland security markets.
Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego.
Adrienne Taylor is the vice president of energy and environment at Redhorse Corporation, working out of San Diego, California. She is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the energy and environment sector, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Taylor is further described as a business line leader providing energy and environmental consulting services to federal agencies. She is skilled in sales, renewable fuels and energy, environmental compliance, business development, and operations.
Taylor has been employed at Redhorse, a provider of energy, environmental, technology and intelligence services, for over eight years. In her current role, she is responsible for her division’s growth and overall performance. She provides insights on energy resiliency and conservation, resource management as well as environmental compliance and restoration across the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency and Government Services Administration.
Prior to Redhorse, Taylor was the client service manager of Navy programs at Sullivan International Group, where she worked for almost five years. In that role, she was responsible for business development, capture and execution for Navy environmental restoration programs.
Earlier in her career, Taylor was a project scientist at Weston Solutions. During her six years with the company, she managed multiple environmental preliminary assessments, site inspections and targeted brownfield assessments in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Seattle University.
Pickles leads ICF’s energy, environment and infrastructure operating group. This team provides environmental planning and science, energy efficiency, surface transportation, resiliency and other environmental support services to federal, state, local, utility and commercial clients.
The industry veteran has been with ICF for over 18 years and has held multiple leadership roles at the company, according to Pickles’ LinkedIn profile.
Pickles joined ICF in 2004 as vice president and leader of the company’s Central and Southwest businesses. Other leadership roles that Pickles held at ICF are SVP and director of energy efficiency strategy and business development and SVP of commercial energy.
He was the director of market strategy at Navigant Consulting before joining ICF. Navigant was acquired by Guidehouse in 2019.
Pickles holds a master’s degree in public utility economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wyoming.
ICF offers analytics, cybersecurity, digital transformation and IT modernization and research services to a broad range of industries, including health care, transportation, public sector and education clients. It is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, and has multiple offices within and outside the U.S.
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