Eileen Claussen is the President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and Strategies for the Global Environment. Ms. Claussen is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. She served as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Environmental Affairs at the National Security Council and as Chairman of the United Nations Multilateral Montreal Protocol Fund. Ms. Claussen was also Director of Atmospheric Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Ecomagination Advisory Board, the Harvard Environmental Economics Program Advisory Panel, the National Petroleum Council and the U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission's Advisory Committee. Ms. Claussen is the recipient of the Department of State's Career Achievement Award and the Distinguished Executive Award for Sustained Extraordinary Accomplishment. She also served as the Timothy Atkeson Scholar in Residence at Yale University.