Advisory Board


Great Lakes Energy Institute understands the importance of strategic leadership and relies on the expertise of the high level executives that comprise our Advisory Board. Led by GGIC Ltd. CEO and Case Western Reserve alumnus Thomas Tribone ('74), the Board meets quarterly to provide assistance and guidance to the Institute as it enables the transition to advanced sustainable energy generation, storage, distribution and utilization, through coordinated research, development and education.

The Great Lakes Energy Institute Advisory Board is comprised of internal and external stakeholders: current and retired top executives and researchers offering expertise in multiple alternative energy sectors. You can learn more about each of our Board members by clicking on their name below.

Board Members

Dr. Alexis Abramson

Ali Ahmed, Vice Chairman

Dr. Suresh Baskaran

Meghan G. Beringer

Craig Brocklehurst

Eileen M. Buzzelli

Dr. Walter J. Culver

Michael Goldberg

Sheldon Greene

Jeffrey O. Herzog

Norman D. Peterson

Dr. Richard A. Raines

Dr. Robert F. Savinell

Alexandra Schwertner

Thomas Tribone

William Tumas

Dr. Cung K. Vu

Joel F. Zipp

Jim Taylor

Additionally, the Great Lakes Energy Institute would like to thank the following Advisory Board Alumni who have contributed their knowledge, service and support to ensure our ongoing success.  

Board Alumni

Dr. J. Iwan Alexander

Dianne D. Anderson

Rebecca Bagley

Robert E. Busch

Dr. Jeffrey L. Duerk

Dr. Thomas Esselman

Ross Guttromson

William M. Jones

Joseph P. Keithley

Carl Podwoski

Robert F. Riley

Dr. Roger B. Saillant

Dr. Kenneth Singer

Donald R. Schneider

Dr. Peter Shulman

Dr. Norman C. Tien

Dr. James S. Thorp