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Eric Markell

Eric Markell is founder of Markell & Company LLC, a business advisory firm specializing in business strategy and transaction advice. He has over 35 years of experience in the utility and power industry with experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, regulatory relations and rate-making, asset acquisition, generation operation and construction, project finance and project development.

In 2015, Mr. Markell became a co-founder of Trident Winds LLC, an early stage California offshore wind development company.  He is a former senior executive of Puget Energy Inc., and its Washington-based utility subsidiary, Puget Sound Energy, where he held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Resources Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. From 1990-2000, Mr. Markell served as Vice President and CFO of United American Energy Corp., a private independent energy company specializing in turnaround management of distressed energy companies. Mr. Markell is also a past Treasurer and Controller of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. Prior to joining Central Hudson, he was Vice President and Treasurer of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, a public benefit corporation active in utility finance and energy research and development.

Mr. Markell has been a frequent speaker and panelist on energy matters and has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities. He holds a bachelor's degree with distinction in Economics from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., and a master's of Public Administration degree from The Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Mr. Markell is also a Director of The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute in New York.

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