Stephen Kaplan

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"From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Kaplan served as Vice President and Executive Director of the New Energy Movement. Currently, he serves as a member of the NEM Advisory Board, while conducting ongoing research into activities on the frontiers of energy R&D, educating policy-makers about the field and raising capital for promising projects.

"On the national level, Mr. Kaplan has served as a legislative aide to Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, working in the fields of economic opportunity, housing and energy; and as an Staff Associate of the Adlai Stevenson Institute in Chicago, coordinating a seminar on violent politics and social change.

"On the local level, Mr. Kaplan has worked as Director of Community Development for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (Burlington, Vermont); founded and directed the Vermont Housing Investment Fund; and consulted for a variety of community development corporations and neighborhood associations. In 1971, he was one of the founders and first chairperson of the Liberty Union, a third political party in Vermont.

"Mr. Kaplan has taught political science, community development and creativity courses at a number of colleges and universities. He founded Creativity Associates, a firm providing training in creativity and accelerated learning to corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals. Mr. Kaplan has served on the boards of the National Rural Housing Coalition and the Oregon Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East."[1]

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  1. New Energy Movement Team, organizational web page, accessed June 17, 2018.