Key personnel

We offer a highly qualified team of professionals to provide technical assistance and project management. Our team members have worked together on a number of successful assignments to:

BSA team

  • Evaluate the financial, technical and economic viability of clean-infrastructure projects,
  • Design and implement supporting policy, market and regulatory mechanisms,
  • Develop institutional capacity and provide training, and
  • Establish procurement arrangements for project implementation.

As a result of the close contact with relevant local organizations and government representatives in the countries in which the teams work, we are well positioned to support project implementation globally. This section provides brief descriptions of senior staff and consultants within the firm.

Amit Bando

Policy and Project Evaluation Specialist has over 20 years experience in clean, low-carbon infrastructure development. In the past three years alone, he has programmed over $1.5 billion worldwide to promote environment-friendly initiatives. He has assisted public and private sector clients develop “green” industrial and environmental management initiatives integrating market-based incentives with command-and-control mechanisms. He has conducted numerous evaluations of industrial, water and energy sector programs worldwide, including those for the GEF, World Bank, UNDP and USAID. He has designed and implemented pilot initiatives for the use of economic incentives for industrial park and export promotion zone development in over 25 nations including the Philippines, China, India, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, and the US. During the last ten years, has worked extensively in Asian nations developing and implementing market-based environmental (low-carbon) programs in the air and water sectors.

In the USA, he has helped design the US SO2 emissions trading program, designed the trading framework for the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) and prepared position papers on climate change mitigation options for the Rio Earth Summit (1992). He led a team of international experts to design and implement a comprehensive Integrated Resource Management (IRM) program for the Colorado River Basin on behalf of the fifty-five utilities under the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). He has published extensively on the economics of resource management, including a widely used book for the Asian Development Bank on Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. Mr. Bando was a Senior Policy Scientist at USDOE and has taught at the University of Minnesota, University of Chicago and New Mexico State University.

David Burack

A Project Manager of complex, interdisciplinary natural resources and environmental planning projects for government and private industry, worldwide. He is a specialist in environmental impact assessment (EIA) and the implications of privatization for global environmental management. He is an expert on the EIA provisions of NEPA, the World Bank, and the European Community. He is a leader of teams in river basin and coastal zone management planning, and international trans-boundary sustainable development planning.

Mr. Burack has prepared local, regional, and national institutional and organizational environmental policy studies, statutes, and regulations. He has been the project manager or principal environmental scientist for environmental planning and resource development studies in 16 US states, and in eight other countries. Mr. Burack has been field coordinator for large and small technical teams in environments ranging from subtropical Africa to sub-arctic Russia, and has initiated pollution control and agro-forestry demonstration projects in semi-arid, mountain, tropical highland, and subtropical regions.

Mr. Burack is currently working with the GEF secretariat to initiate a series of private sector participation projects in the GEF International Waters Program, with an emphasis on the international cleanup program for the Danube River Basin and the Black Sea. He also recently contributed to creation of the sustainable development business guidelines for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

Horace Crowe

Specializes in Training Design and Management, and Human Resource Development. He principally works with USAID clients and contractors. His USAID clients include government sector agencies that require advanced expertise to conduct needs assessments, prepare feasibility studies, carry out extensive research and analysis, develop training and HRD, ICT and information management programs, communications programs, and manage large as well as small scale projects. He consults for the World Bank, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the UNFPA and private sector clients, and directly for the Government of the Philippines.

Over the last 25 years, Mr. Crowe has designed and produced training plans and programs on eco-governance issues, disaster response preparedness, transportation, ICT, reproductive health, and trade. He has also planned awareness building campaigns, and designed advocacy programs. He has managed and coordinated, as Chief of Party, a USAID distribution utility training program and designed an HRD system and technical training for rural electric cooperatives in the Philippines, and led the Environmental Exchange Program (EEP) regional office for US-AEP in Manila from 1995 to 1997. He has produced interactive multimedia awareness building and learning programs for environmental management, climate change mitigation, and reproductive health, as well as innovative websites for communications, learning needs, and e-Commerce.

Carolyn Dunmire

An Energy-Use and Air-Quality Modeling Expert, works on resource planning and policy analysis, utility restructuring and environmental compliance planning, as well as environmental externality and global climate change policy analysis. She works in the energy, water and transport sectors, conducting simulation modeling and economic forecasting, project management and training. Ms. Dunmire has worked in Ukraine and the Philippines on energy sector modeling and GHG emission reduction estimation as well on the economic evaluation of the oil & gas potential of the Southwestern USA.

Marsha Goldberg

An EIA project manager and Urban Planner with 30 years of experience. Dr. Goldberg has successfully led large technical teams in the conduct of complex environmental assessments and planning studies for large-scale infrastructure projects including highways, light rail systems, coal-fired power-plants, electrical transmission lines, airports and regional shopping centers. She has developed mechanisms for citizen involvement in the environmental assessment process, led stakeholder meetings, and produced information documents and web-sites for public use. Dr. Goldberg has also developed environmental assessment guidance and supporting training materials for housing and infrastructure projects, and has conducted training in environmental and social impact assessment domestically and internationally. Having worked as a senior executive at the UDDOE, US Department of State and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, she is familiar with US NEPA requirements and the environmental requirements of international donor agencies. She has worked extensively in Viet Nam, India and several African nations.

Steven Millington

A Natural Resource Management Specialist with more than 20 years of experience in institutional development, strategic planning, program design and implementation, as well as environmental, natural resources and biodiversity projects, strategies and action plans, evaluation, and monitoring. Currently, he is the Team Leader on the Institutional Change Facilitation and Technical Support component of the World Bank/GEF/Government of Turkey Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management project. Until recently, he was a Staff Consultant at the Asian Development Bank, supporting the development of the PRC/GEF Partnership for Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystems. From 1995-1998, he served as the senior environmental policy advisor for IUCN, based in the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of the Government of Ethiopia. From 1991-1995, Mr. Millington was program coordinator for USAID’s Knowledge and Effective Policies for Environmental Management Project, a complex $ 42 m. policy and institutional reform program in support of Madagascar’s pioneer Environmental Action Plan. He has extensive independent consulting experience with the World Bank, UNDP, GEF, USAID and international conservation and development NGOs, including CARE, WWF and AWF.

Jack Schramm

An Environmental Management and Legislation Specialist with more than 30 years of experience in environmental policy development and implementation at high levels of government and industry. Mr. Schramm spent eight years with Waste Management, Inc., the world’s largest environmental services firm. His responsibilities encompassed environmental issue management, federal and state regulatory and statutory development, and productive interaction with political, environmental and industrial communities all across the country.

As Regional Administrator of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region III office in Philadelphia, he took direct responsibility for administering all federal environmental laws in the Mid-Atlantic region (five states and the District of Columbia), supervising a staff of nearly 600 professionals and administering over $2 billion in program and wastewater construction grants. His daily agenda of regulatory decision-making affected many Fortune 100 companies (e.g., steel, coal, chemicals, power generation), and included problem-scoping discussions and negotiations with regulated industries and government officials.

Mr. Schramm’s current domestic and international consulting assignments in environmental law, policy, market incentives, management, and strengthening the institutions that administer environmental programs, draw on his extensive background in the formulation and implementation of environmental law and policy at the federal, state, and municipal levels in the U.S. and in some 20 countries around the world. Mr. Schramm has worked in: Bolivia, Egypt, Estonia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, and Vietnam.

USA based staff

Our USA based staff include those that have:

As Regional Divisional Director of FEMA’s Federal Response and Recovery for 5 Mid-Atlantic states and DC for disasters:

  • Worked with National Teams to create the first National Federal Response Plan for 27 separate Federal agencies.
  • Appointed by two Presidents to be the Federal Coordinating Officer in charge of approximately 20 declared disasters covering floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards — with signature authority for hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Served as Lead Federal Response Officer to the 9-11 Pentagon Attack and later assigned to the on-site FBI Disaster Emergency Response Team as part of the crisis management response — managed hundreds of people during a disaster, conducted press conferences, chaired large briefing meetings with elected officials.
  • Dealt one on one with US Senators, Congressmen, Governors and Mayors.

As FEMA’s Regional Division Director for Emergency Management Preparedness Programs and Disaster Response:

  • Directed multimillion dollar Federal and State grant programs for National Preparedness that included the management of the development of a Federal National Preparedness Plan and state plans.
  • Provided technical assistance to States on communications, evacuation, shelter planning, and use of radiological instruments.
  • Maintained national key business assets inventory in Region.
  • Conducted National Preparedness training and exercises.

As Regional Director of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • Managed staff in four state region (Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas).
  • Interfaced regularly with other federal, state and local agencies.
  • Implemented and established new public policy .
  • Executed new federal initiative to help local communities become disaster resistant .

As Flood Mitigation Specialist of the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments:

  • Administered flood mitigation assistance of individuals and communities through programs from HUD and FEMA.
  • Interfaced with several local governments and state agencies.
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