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James M. Speyer

Jim Speyer is a former director of energy policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and of coal and utility policy at the U.S Department of State. Jim also served as a senior member of President Carter’s White House energy staff.


His private sector experience spans more than 35 years as managing director and energy practice leader for three prominent consulting firms. This includes advisory work for financial institutions, coal companies, electric utilities, oil and gas companies, independent power companies and other Fortune 500 companies. Key areas of focus have included mergers and acquisitions; marketing, valuation and fuel procurement studies; compliance with environmental (including climate change) regulations; and contract litigation. He has also testified on energy matters before congress, state public utility commissions, arbitration panels, and federal and state courts.


Jim splits his time between Washington, DC, and Jackson, where he has been coming with his family for several years.

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