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Dan Reicher '78 P'17

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Dan Reicher ’78, P’17 is Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, a joint center of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School, which advances the development, financing, management, and regulation of clean energy technology. Dan came to Stanford in 2011 from Google, where he has served since 2007 as Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives. Dan has more than 25 years of experience in energy and environmental policy, finance, and technology. He has served three Presidents including in the Clinton administration as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Department of Energy Chief of Staff, as a member of President Obama’s Transition Team as Co-chair of the Energy and Environment Team for Obama, and as a staff member of President Carter’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. He holds a BA with high distinction in biology from Dartmouth and a JD from Stanford Law School. He also studied at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and MIT. At Dartmouth, he was a member of Barbary Coast and Marching Band, completed Foreign Study Programs in Earth Sciences and Biology, as well as a Language Study Abroad program in French, and was a member of Fire & Skoal and Ledyard Canoe Club. A former board member at the Rockefeller Center, Dan reached out to the Dickey Center Director to offer his help when he was visiting as a Leading Voices lecturer in the summer of 2013. Dan was integrally involved in planning the 2014 conference on the 35th anniversary of Three Mile Island and the future of nuclear energy in the U.S. and globally. He was a legal assistant to John Kemeny, who chaired the TMI inquiry.

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