CCS Team

Board of Directors

Thomas D. PetersonPresident


Steven E. ChesterChairman


Robbi JonesSecretary Treasurer


Robert BaileyBoard Member


Richard J. PedersenBoard Member



CCS team members have extensive qualifications in environmental science, public policy, economics, management, business, law, education, communications, and finance. Many have experience as public officials, high-level policy advisors, and academic, nonprofit, community, and business leaders.

Thomas D. Peterson Founder, President, and CEO


Stephen M. Roe Senior Policy Analyst, Technical Program Manager


Scott Williamson Senior Policy Analyst, Program Manager


Arianna Ugliano Project Manager and Policy Analyst


Holly Lindquist Policy Analyst 


Fan Zhang Policy Analyst


Nikola Pilipovic Policy Analyst



CCS projects include expert consultants, technical service providers, and advisors where needed to ensure a full range of capacity and a high level of efficiency in achieving results. Affiliate members are highly skilled and experienced, and include representatives of universities, policy and research institutions, and nonprofit organizations, as well as financial, legal, communications, and other experts. These advanced practitioners and thought leaders typically have long-term relationships with CCS and are well known in their fields. 

Advisory Council

The CCS Advisory Council provides institutional support for work decisions and includes executives and advanced practitioners in core areas. In addition, CCS is supported by other informal advisors who provide additional support on a wide range of specialized issues. 

Alex Beehler, Senior Advisor, B&D Consulting; Former Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Environment, Safety & Occupational Health (ESOH) at the Department of Defense. Washington, DC

Tim Bradley, Co-founder and Managing Director, Signal Equity Partners. New York, NY

Diane Duff, Executive Director, National Workforce Association; former Executive Director, Southern Governor's Association. Washington, DC

Dr. Kathy Wagner Hill, Director Emeritus, CCS; Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies

Dr. David von Hippel, Senior Policy Analyst, CCS; President, David von Hippel Analysis and Planning. Eugene, OR

Tom Looby, Senior Project Director CCS; Former Director, Colorado Environment Protection Division. Frisco, CO

Dr. Amir Metry, Chairman Emeritus, CCS; Director, Versar Corporation

Dr. Hal Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, CCS; Visiting Professor, School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University. Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Adam Rose, Senior Advisor, Economic Modeling, CCS; Research Professor Coordinator, Economics at University of Southern California DHS Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). Los Angeles, CA

Scott Sklar, President of The Stella Group, Ltd; Energy Director of the GWU Environment & Energy Management Institute (EEMI) and Acting Director of GWU's Solar Institute.