LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 6, 2014) — Winrock International is pleased to announce the election of Jason Bordoff to its board of directors. Bordoff accepted a five-year appointment.
At Columbia University, Bordoff is a professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, and is the founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy. Highly regarded as one of top energy policy experts in the world, Bordoff served until January 2013 as special assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change on the National Security Council staff, and, previously held senior roles as an energy advisor on the White House’s National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Bordoff to Winrock’s board of directors,” said Board Chair Betsy Campbell. “He brings invaluable expertise in economics, energy and the environment to the board; his participation will enhance Winrock’s ability to lead on innovation and increase its global impact.”
Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson added: “Jason’s understanding of international energy markets, and keen insights into the future of energy resources will help us make smart decisions about where to focus our resources.”
Previous to his service with the White House, Bordoff was policy director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution. He also served as an advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department’s deputy secretary during President Bill Clinton’s administration.
Bordoff currently serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Petroleum Council, and the boards of the New York Energy Forum and the Association of Marshall Scholars. He studied at Harvard Law School, where he was treasurer of the Harvard Law Review, and Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Letters degree as a Marshall Scholar. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and has a capital office in Arlington, Va., with project offices worldwide.