Meet the Authors

Jeremey Alcorn

Jeremey M. Alcorn led development of chapter 8 (National Security). He has an extensive background in environmental security, sustainability planning, and greenhouse gas accounting. Since January 2010, he has been a research consultant on the staff of LMI’s Energy and Environment group. Before that, he was an environmental engineer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation, where he conducted the Army’s first bottom-up greenhouse gas inventory at several installations. Mr. Alcorn also spent 6 years at Science Applications International Corporation, providing agency sustainability support to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Air Force, and Environmental Protection Agency. He has an MS in environmental science from George Mason University.

Julian Bentley

Julian A. Bentley led development of chapter 6 (Vehicles). He is a member of LMI’s Energy and Environment group, where he specializes in the environmental, political, and economical implications of biofuels and electric vehicle technologies. Before LMI, Mr. Bentley worked in environmental regulatory development, strategy consulting, and energy marketing. As a chemical engineer for Radian Corporation, he provided technical and management support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s development of the Clean Water Act regulation for the transportation equipment cleaning industry. Mr. Bentley has an MBA from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Virginia Bostock

Virginia A. Bostock has professional experience and expertise in the areas of environmental policy, sustainability, greenhouse gas management, energy management, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design assessments. She is a research consultant in LMI’s Energy and Environment group, where she supports corporate efforts to formulate federal government–wide guidance on greenhouse gas accounting and management and helps agencies to implement it. Her work in climate change includes coauthoring the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for the U.S. Public Sector: Interpreting the Corporate Standard for U.S. Public Sector Organizations. She has a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Michael Canes

Michael E. Canes, PhD, is a valued member of LMI’s Energy and Environment group, where he focuses on the economics of energy and climate policy. He is an internationally known economist, having nearly 30 years of experience in energy and environmental economics. Before LMI, he was the vice president and chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute, where he guided efforts to deal with legislative and regulatory issues such as environmental requirements and fuels-related mandates. He has published numerous studies on climate policy and developed a method for estimating policy choice impacts on greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Canes is an officer in the United States Association for Energy Economics. He has a PhD in economics from the University of California–Los Angeles.

Matt Daigle

Matthew J. Daigle joined LMI’s Communications group after an extensive career in media relations and journalism. He was a general assignment reporter for KNDU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Washington State, where he provided acclaimed coverage of local, state, and national political news, as well as the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. He also served as press secretary and official spokesperson for the Washington, DC, office of Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon. At LMI, Mr. Daigle is supporting the company’s public and corporate communications goals as well as promoting visibility of LMI’s expert personnel. He holds an BA in communications from Marist College and a MS in journalism from Northwestern University. Follow him on Twitter: @mattdaigle.

Stu Funk, Contributor

Stuart D. Funk has served for more than 35 years in government and private industry in staff and senior management positions, focusing on program management, energy and logistics planning and execution, climate change planning and management, strategic planning (including organizational studies and alignment), facility planning and recapitalization, weapon-system acquisition, and resource analysis. He has expertise in the bulk petroleum and energy communities garnered from eight assignments over nearly 26 years. He leads the energy and climate change practice at LMI, with past and present clients in the Departments of Defense, Energy, Commerce, and State, General Services Administration, and Architect of the Capitol. He has performed high-level analyses and briefed senior leaders on the results. Mr. Funk serves on the Energy Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Naval Academy and master’s degrees in petroleum management from the University of Kansas and national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.

Rachael Jonassen

Rachael G. Jonassen, PhD, is an authority on climate change science. Before joining LMI’s Energy and Environment group, she served as program director at the National Science Foundation, where she led the organization’s carbon cycle research efforts for the U.S. Global Change Research Program. As a member of the interagency working group for the carbon cycle, she helped manage the first State of the Carbon Cycle Report, organized the first all-investigators meeting on the carbon cycle, and promoted international cooperation on bilateral climate change agreements. Dr. Jonassen was a lead author of A Federal Leader’s Guide to Climate Change: Policy, Adaptation, and Mitigation (2009) and the Strategic Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (2003). She has a PhD in geology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Francis J. Reilly, Jr.

Francis J. Reilly Jr. led development of chapter 4 (Land). He joined LMI’s Energy and Environment group from the Reilly Group, his own company, which provided environmental consulting to government, industrial, and academic clients. He was the executive director of the Watersheds and Wetlands working group and performed a variety of services, including curriculum and program development, risk assessment, and permitting support. At LMI, Mr. Reilly has become a subject matter expert in land-use planning and ecological risk assessment. He has an MS in biology is from East Carolina University.

John Selman, Book Project Director

John R. Selman, program director of LMI’s Energy and Environment group, has more than 20 years of experience supporting federal energy, environment, and facilities programs. Before joining LMI, he led a team of 90 environmental consulting professionals as a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Selman has also worked at the Department of Energy, Project Performance Corporation, and US Senate. He holds an MS in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MPA from Syracuse University. 

Rich Skulte

Richard A. Skulte led development of chapter 5 (Structure). He is a program manager in the Infrastructure and Engineering Management group and has more than 20 years of experience in program and project management, facilities engineering, asset management, and business process improvement. He oversees multiple projects, including infrastructure condition assessments, real property master planning, business transformation, and recapitalization program support. Before his work at LMI, Mr. Skulte was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised federal agencies in process improvements. He was also a strategy consultant in Internet intelligence for Cyveillance, where he advised Fortune 50 companies in brand management, partner networking, and competitive intelligence. Mr. Skulte began his career with Johnson Controls, Inc., where he focused on design and implementation of building automation, HVAC, and facilities management systems. He has an MBA from Georgetown University.

Taylor Wilkerson

Taylor H. Wilkerson led development of chapter 7 (Supply Chain). He is a member of LMI’s Supply Chain Management group, where he provides clients with comprehensive supply chain analysis, systems and performance assessments, and training. Much of his recent work has focused on sustainable supply chain operation, and he helped create LMI’s GAIA Supply Chain Sustainability Maturity Model to help corporate and public managers reduce environmental impact throughout supply chain operations. Before LMI, Mr. Wilkerson was an environmental consultant at SECOR International, Inc., where he focused on industry-level environmental compliance. He has an MBA from the University of Maryland.

John Yasalonis

John W. Yasalonis led development of chapter 2 (Health). He has been a research consultant and program manager in LMI’s Energy and Environment group for the past 15 years. He has an extensive background in occupational and environmental health management after nearly 25 years developing, managing, and directing programs at all levels for the Army. Mr. Yasalonis also served as the surgeon general’s industrial hygiene and medical safety consultant, developing policies, goals, and objectives unique to military occupational and environmental exposures. He has an MS in environmental science from Drexel University.