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William A. Nitze Celebrates Almost 45 Years of Practiced Experience in the Private and Public Sectors

Mr. Nitze has been recognized by Who's Who in America a remarkable 21 times

In 2016, he resumed his teaching career as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University co-teaching a course on ethics and artificial intelligence.

    WASHINGTON, DC, December 01, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- William A. Nitze has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and preeminence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Recognized for more than four and one-half decades of invaluable contributions to the energy and environment field, Mr. Nitze has parlayed his knowledge and experience from a series of positions in the private, government and non-profit sectors into his current leadership roles in Oceana Energy Company and several other early stage companies including Senseye, Inc. He started his career as an associate lawyer at the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in 1970 after receiving his JD from Harvard Law School in 1969 and BA degrees from Wadham College, Oxford, and Harvard College in 1966 and 1964, respectively.

In 1972, Mr. Nitze left Sullivan & Cromwell to devote himself to the reorganization of London Arts, Inc. as its Vice-President. After successful completion of this task, he joined Mobil Oil Corporation in 1974 as counsel in Mobil South, Inc., where he handled legal matters with respect to the reorganization of Mobil's marketing activities in a number of Southern Hemisphere countries, briefly acting as General Manager of Mobil Oil Zaire during the summer of 1975. In 1976, Mr. Nitze was appointed General Counsel and a Director of Mobil Oil Japan in Tokyo, where he managed the company's legal portfolio and represented it in critical profit-sharing negotiations.

In 1980, he returned to New York City as an Associate General Counsel of Mobil's Exploration and Producing Division, where he spent the next seven years working on legal matters related to Mobil's exploration and producing activities in East Africa, the North Sea and North America. During this period Mr. Nitze became increasingly involved in New York Republican politics building on his prior position as Chairman of Republicans Abroad - Japan, an involvement that finally led to his receiving a political position in the Reagan Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, Health and Natural Resources in 1987.

After acting as the State Department's working level negotiator on a broad range of international environmental issues including ozone depletion, acid rain, chemical safety, wildlife conservation and climate change, Mr. Nitze left government in early 1990 to become a visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). At ELI he wrote a paper jointly published by ELI and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London on formulating a climate convention many of whose proposed elements were reflected in the International Framework Convention on Climate Change signed at Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

Later in 1990, Mr. Nitze became President of the Alliance to Save Energy, a broad coalition of elected officials, industry and union leaders, environmental NGOs and regulators dedicated to promoting programs, investments, standards and other policies to improve energy efficiency in the U.S. and abroad. During this period, he also became a professional lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, co-teaching a course on the formulation of international environmental regimes with a focus on climate change. Mr. Nitze subsequently taught or co-taught this course several more times and in 2016 resumed his teaching career as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University co-teaching a course on ethics and artificial intelligence.

He was nominated and confirmed as Assistant Administrator for International Activities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1994. During his six and one-half years in that position, Mr. Nitze represented the Administrator in managing bi-lateral and tri-lateral efforts to address transboundary pollution issues and build environmental infrastructure in North America and led efforts to strengthen environmental cooperation with key countries around the world. He also partnered with his counterpart at the Department of Defense in a new environmental security initiative to help the Russian Federation better manage its low and high-level nuclear waste.

After leaving government at the end of the Clinton Administration in 2001, Mr. Nitze pursued a number of entrepreneurial activities in the energy and environment field, including consulting as President of the Gemstar Group and becoming the founding Chairman of GridPoint, Inc., an energy management company, in 2003. He also played a leadership role in several environmental non-profits, serving as Chairman of the Climate Institute (2002-9) and the Galapagos Conservancy (2003-9). He has been Chairman of Oceana since 2006 and Vice-Chairman of Senseye since 2015. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Nitze serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies at George Mason.

A shining example of skill in the field, Mr. Nitze has achieved much throughout his long-standing career. He was recognized by numerous honors publications, such as Who's Who in America, where he was featured 21 times, Who's Who in American Law, 13 times, and Who's Who in American Politics, four times. Looking ahead, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.

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