WASHINGTON, PA (May 28, 2013)—Alexander Mirtchev, Ph.D., president of Krull Corporation, USA, a global strategic solutions provider with a focus on new economic trends, economic security, and emerging policy challenges, has been appointed to serve as a member of the advisory board of Washington & Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM).
Dr. Mirtchev has extensive experience in the field of international energy issues, and is uniquely positioned to assess the convergence of energy demand and development and its impact on the geopolitical strategy of the United States and other nations.
“We welcome Dr. Mirtchev to the board, and look forward to his valuable insight. His participation will be a strong addition to the Center’s board and help fortify the guidance it provides,” according to Diana Stares, director of the CEPM.
The advisory board for the CEPM is composed of energy experts who guide the CEPM’s development by providing advice and support. Dr. Mirtchev is an expert on alternative energy and the global economy, and has contributed to publications such as Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, ranging from such energy topics as the prospect of “an alternative energy reboot” to how “energy security equals economic security,” Stares said. His track record as a solutions provider in seizing potential opportunities while balancing crucial financial realities offers a
distinct voice to the mix of the Center’s Advisory Board.
“The breadth of his knowledge and experience will help the Center to address a wider range of issues, to be involved in a larger sphere, and to better develop and publicize the Energy Index,” Stares said.
Dr. Mirtchev has served as executive chairman of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies International (RUSI), a member of the executive committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States, a Wilson National Cabinet Member at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a senior fellow of the Russian and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
The CEPM, which officially opened in 2012, is dedicated to fostering the development of a national energy policy that minimizes environmental impact and promotes economic growth. It supports its mission through three core activities: programming that brings together interested
stakeholders to engage with policy related to the country’s full array of energy sources; publication of the Washington & Jefferson Energy Index, a tool designed for use by technical and non-technical experts alike in analyzing the nation’s progress towards energy independence and security; and offering students opportunities for research, internships, and hands-on experience designed to help them participate, as citizens and leaders, in one of the most important issues facing this and future generations.
Other advisory board members include James Benze, Ph.D., professor of political science, W&J; Robert Dolence, vice president, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.; Leslie Dunn assistant professor of economics, W&J; Barron McCune, Jr., vice president, chairman and CEO of Community Bank; Jeffrey Norton, partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot; Jocelyn Shepperd, Ph.D., principal, Red House Consulting; and Jack Ubinger, Pennsylvania Environmental Council.