John A. “Skip” Laitner

Previously a senior economist with the EPA , Skip was the recipient of the EPA’s highest honor, the Gold Medal for his work with a team of economists to evaluate the economic impact of strategies that might assist in the implementation of smart climate policies. Skip also has worked with ACEEE and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and recently served as president of the academic organization, the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences. He was chief economist for Third Industrial Revolution master plan initiative spearheaded by Jeremy Rifkin. A frequently invited lecturer, and a past university graduate instructor, Skip is author of more than 320 reports, book chapters and journal articles. He holds a 1988 Master’s of Arts degree in resource economics from Antioch University.