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William F. Martin
Founder and Chairman

William F. Martin is an energy economist who has served as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council, Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Energy under President Reagan.

Masaki Yokota

Masaki Yokota is an analyst with over 15 years experience in the nuclear industry in Japan. He strengthens the WPA team by providing technical expertise and an understanding of public acceptance of nuclear power.


Lauren Hughes
Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Hughes is responsible for energy analysis, program management, and the Santa Fe Leadership Program. She is an international relations expert educated at the University of Virginia.

Charles Heck

Charles Heck is a former Trilateral Commission staffer and Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations. Mr. Heck brings a wealth of experience in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region to his analysis and counsel.

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Joseph Perkowski

Dr. Perkowski formerly worked at the Bechtel Corporation and as a scientist at four US national laboratories. He has expertise in: Energy Security, Energy Technology, Climate Models and Dynamics.

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