Board of Directors
Henry Campen, ChairPartner
Henry Campen is a partner in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. He leads the firm’s Renewable Energy team and has practiced before the North Carolina Utilities Commission for nearly three decades. His clients include developers of wind, solar and biomass projects. Henry obtained permitting and operating authority for the first two commercial scale wind energy projects in North Carolina, including the 300 megawatt Iberdrola Renewables project. In addition, he represents the state’s largest solar PV developer and has permitted over 200 megawatts of solar PV. Henry also represents the American Wind Energy Association in North Carolina as well as several other wind developers currently in early stage development efforts in the state.
Henry is a board member of the Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and previously served on the Renewables Committee of the Governor’s Energy Policy Council. In addition, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the N.C. State University Poole College of Management Board of Advisors, recently completing a two-year stint as the board’s chair. Henry is also a member of the Board of Visitors of North Carolina State University.
Craig Poff, Vice ChairDirector, Business Development
Craig Poff is Director, Business Development for Iberdrola Renewables. He is responsible for the development of utility scale wind energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Craig manages all aspects of the development process including site selection, real estate, permitting, engineering and public relations. He has more than 15 years of experience developing a wide variety of projects from energy to residential and commercial.
Craig has particular experience with land use law, planning and regulation and real estate matters. He is a member of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, American Wind Energy Association, and has served as Director of the Pennsylvania Builders Association; President of America’s Land Stewards; President of the Chester and Delaware County Homebuilders Association. Craig was born and raised in rural northwest Missouri and now lives with his family in West Chester PA.
Tom Johnson, SecretaryRenewable Power R&D Manager
Tom Johnson has 35 years experience in Southern Company’s Research & Environmental Affairs Department. During his career he has been Project Manager on several alternative fuel development efforts. He has directed projects on coal liquefaction, coal gasification, and advanced coal cleaning. Most recently, he has been responsible for managing Southern Company’s Renewable Power R&D Program that includes biomass, solar, and wind technologies. Tom holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn University. He has served on numerous EPRI Technology Advisory Committees where he has directed Southern Company’s interests in development of advanced power generation technologies. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Auburn University Chemical Engineering Alumni Council.
Peter MavraganisGlobal Renewable Energy Practice Leader
Peter Mavraganis is the Global Renewable Energy Practice Leader at Marsh USA. Peter oversees Marsh’s support for its clients in renewable energy development, including solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, biomass energy projects, hydroelectric, and geothermal. The Global Renewable Energy Practice, a key component of Marsh’s Global Energy Practice, is focused on supporting clients on the development of energy projects in the renewable and alternative energy space worldwide. Peter's responsibility encompasses the construction and operation of renewable energy projects and providing risk management services and insurance brokering services. He has a particular focus on risk management and insurance programs relating to offshore wind power development in the U.S., Biomass energy facility development, and Carbon Capture and Storage projects. He is the U.S. Offshore Wind Leader and works closely with Marsh colleagues on Offshore Wind Projects globally.
He is the on the Executive Committee of Marsh’s Global Power Practice, the Chairman of the Global Renewable Energy Steering Committee, environmental liaison for the Energy Practice, and has been on the Marsh Corporate Innovation Council. He is also a member of the GCube Insurance Advisory Council. Prior to joining Marsh, Mr. Mavraganis amassed extensive experience in the environmental arena developing, conducting, and supervising environmental programs including hazardous waste site management, compliance, and remediation projects under both Federal and State regulatory programs. Much of his experience has been with the energy, and power and utility industry.
He is approved by the Insurance Commission of New York as an instructor and helped develop Marsh’s Environmental 101 Broker CEU course and the environmental section of the Marine and Energy Broker CEU course. In addition he recently led the development of the Renewable Energy 101 Risk Management CEU course which has been approved by most of the states in the Eastern U.S. He served two terms as a Mayoral Appointed Commissioner on the West Windsor, NJ Township Environmental Commission.
Rhonda Jackson, DirectorDirector of Communications, Outreach, & Regulatory Affairs
Rhonda Jackson is the Director of Communications, Outreach & Regulatory Affairs for Fishermen’s Energy, an offshore wind developer established by commercial fishermen. Ms. Jackson serves as the company spokesperson for media and press contacts and as primary interface with state and federal agencies. She serves on the Company’s Board of Directors and represents Fishermen’s Energy on various Industry Groups and Offshore Wind Task Forces. Ms. Jackson participated in the NJ BPU “OREC” Stakeholder Process.
Ms. Jackson owns her own consulting company, Strategic Business Integration Associates, which provides key business solutions to non-profit organizations, as well as to small business start-ups. Prior to moving to New Jersey in 2003, Ms. Jackson resided in Northern Virginia and enjoyed a 20+ year career in the telecommunications and publishing industries.
Ms. Jackson brings extensive managerial experience from a Fortune 10 corporation, where she established and managed the billing and receivables management functions for Verizon’s long distance subsidiary. Her expertise in building effective teams and business units, financial, negotiation and analytical skills, attention to detail and customer service focus, are all skills she brings to the organization. Ms. Jackson attended St. Thomas Aquinas College.
John Sibley, DirectorSenior Policy Fellow
Atlanta native John Sibley graduated from Westminster Schools, Wesleyan University and Yale Law School. He served for four years in the Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
John practiced as a lawyer and registered mediator in Atlanta for 12 years before joining the staff of Governor Joe Frank Harris to direct the Governor’s Growth Strategies Commission in 1987. He led that effort and the Governor’s Development Council until 1991 and helped write the Georgia Planning Act of 1989, Georgia’s first guidelines for managing growth.
Throughout his career, John has worked on public policy for the state of Georgia. He has served as law clerk for the Georgia Supreme Court and as counsel to committees of the state Senate. Through appointments from four governors, he has served as chairman of the State Health Planning Review Board and of the Governor’s Commission on National and Community Service, as well as on the board of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.
John’s public and private experience has been grounded in building coalitions and achieving consensus in diverse constituencies. He has served as President of the Georgia Conservancy for 7 years and was recently the Utility Program Director at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.
John serves on the boards of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Livable Communities Coalition, as well as on the IDEA Board of the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and State Bar of Georgia.
Hawley Truax, DirectorProgram Officer
Hawley Truax served as senior policy advisor to Governor Michael Easley from 2000 to 2008, focusing on energy, environment, transportation, economic and workforce development issues. He joined the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in December 2008, where he is responsible for the Environment focus area. Hawley also serves on the North Carolina Building Code Council and has been selected as a 2009 Eisenhower Fellow from the Research Triangle International Leadership Initiative.
Prior to joining the governor’s office, Hawley served as Grants Manager and Senior Planner for City of Cambridge, Massachusetts; consultant to the Boston Foundation's Persistent Poverty Project; and deputy director of Environmental Action Foundation, a national environmental organization.
Hawley graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst College and received his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is co-editor of Approaches to Community Capacity Building, 1997, The Boston Foundation; and editor of Our Earth, Ourselves: A Citizens' Guide to Saving the Planet, 1990, Bantam Books.