Browner Named to APX Board of Directors
Carol Browner, former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, has joined the board of directors for APX, Inc., an infrastructure provider for environmental and energy markets.
Browner, who has a distinguished career in public service, brings to the board deep expertise in environmental policy, including climate change issues.
She currently is a principal of The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm that she co-founded with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and a team of international negotiators and seasoned diplomats. The firm provides strategic counsel to clients around the world. She is also a principal of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm.
Brian Storms, APX's chair and chief executive officer said: "Carol is one of the world's foremost environmental policy experts, and we are honored that she is joining our board of directors."
"The explosive growth in environmental commodities trading will result in a greater need for market oversight. APX's cutting-edge technology provides integrity and transparency, which are essential to the efficient and effective operations of these markets," Browner said. "APX is a world-class environmental infrastructure company with a long history of public-private partnerships, and I look forward to helping them capitalize on the full potential of these markets."
From 1993 to 2001, Browner was administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she is credited for championing common-sense, cost-effective solutions to the world's most pressing environmental and public health challenges. During that tenure, she enacted the strongest-ever national air pollution standards and developed the brownfields program to clean up and redevelop abandoned, contaminated, urban properties. Under her leadership, the agency implemented innovative and flexible alternatives to traditional regulatory programs, including the first national cap-and-trade program to reduce sulfur dioxide and address the problem of acid rain.
Prior to being appointed EPA administrator, Browner was secretary of Florida's Department of Environmental Regulation. Previously, she served as legislative director for U.S. Sen. Al Gore and was on the staff for U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles. Ms. Browner earned her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Florida.