Alternative Energy for the Future

Moderator Dave Baum
Dave Baum, Dave Baum Media Training Group
Dave Baum, currently heard on WSCR, 670"The Score"-Chicago, has spent more than three decades reporting and interpreting issues-based news events to his radio, TV and print audiences in the Windy City. As president of The Dave Baum Media Training Group, he is presently a media advisor to global corporations and senior business people in the specialties of Media Spokesperson Training, Crisis Communications, Issues-Strategy Management, Podium-Speech Presentation Skills and 1:1 Executive Communications coaching. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Education at The Lake Forest, Illinois Graduate School of Management.

In 1973, Baum put his broadcast and print reporting background to work as a media consultant when he became a faculty member of the J. Walter Thompson media training program in Chicago during the U.S. oil embargo. The unit was thought to be the first of its kind in presenting media spokesperson and crisis communications training programs for corporate executives.

A University of Illinois journalism graduate, Baum has extensive experience as a political reporter and talk show host on radio and TV. His "beats" have included the Chicago City Council, the Illinois General Assembly as well as presidential campaigns from Johnson-Goldwater in 1964 to Bush-Clinton in 1992.

His top-rated talk shows have been heard on Chicago's WBBM and WIND, KMOX, St. Louis ( all CBS stations) and seen on WMAQ-TV (NBC) and WFLD-TV (Fox), Chicago. Baum has also reported and written for United Press International and the City News Bureau of Chicago as well as providing play-by-play sports coverage of Big Ten football and basketball and color commentary for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

His incisive reporting has led to numerous awards including the Chicago Headline Club's prestigious Peter Lisagor Award for outstanding local political and community coverage.


Kevin D. Beaty Kevin D. Beaty, Eaton Corporation
Kevin Beaty joined Eaton Corporation as Business Unit Manager - Hybrid Electric Powertrains in March 2000 to lead a new group focused on developing the next generation of commercial truck drivetrain technology and products. His responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of the overall business strategy, technology and product development, and strategic OEM and partner relationships.

Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Beaty held positions of Research Engineer, Senior Research Engineer and Group Leader with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in the Engine, Fuel, and Vehicle Research Division. He has also previously been with Natural Fuels Corporation and Woodward Governor Company, and formed kdb designs, inc., a firm specializing in helping clients bring engineered products and technologies into the market quickly and profitably.

Kevin holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas and a Member of SAE International.

Wendy Clark Wendy Clark, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wendy is a Principal Researcher and Manager of the Fuels Performance Group at DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. Prior to joining NREL, she spent 15 years with BP Oil in Polymers, Photovoltaics, and Fuels and six years with Automotive Testing Labs, an emission testing facility. Her background and experience in conventional and alternative/renewable fuels help guide the research conducted in NREL's Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems on behalf of the Department of Energy's Fuels Technologies Program within Freedom Car and Vehicle Technologies Office. She also represents DOE to industry and other agencies. Wendy is incoming Chair of SAE International Land and Sea Group, and a member of ASTM and the Coordinating Research Council's Advanced Vehicle, Fuels and Lubricants subcommittee. Wendy's Fuels Performance Group at NREL is currently addressing technical barriers to the increased utilization of fuels such as biodiesel, Gas-to-Liquids fuels, petroleum-based fuels for advanced combustion and aftertreatment, and fuels from unconventional resources as well as reformulated lubricants.

Reginald R. Modlin, Dir. of Environmental Affairs, DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Reginald R. Modlin, JD is Director, Environmental Affairs for DaimlerChrysler Corporation, a position to which he was appointed in 1999.

As Director of Environmental Affairs, Mr. Modlin is responsible for all aspects of product and facility environmental compliance. Key responsibilities include policy development to guide creation of legislation and regulations in the NAFTA regions, vehicle emissions certification, fuel economy strategy and reporting, and facility environmental permitting.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Modlin served a variety of capacities during his 34 years with the Company. Previous positions included Manager-Stationary Environmental Affairs, Manager-Special Projects Engineering, and Manager-Powertrain Operations. His experience includes involvement in all aspects of vehicle and component design, development and manufacturing activities.

Mr. Modlin received his Juris Doctorate from the Detroit College of Law and was Editor-In-Chief of the School's Law Review. He holds a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.

Patsy Muzzell Patsy Muzzell, US Army National Automotive Center
Patsy (Pat) Muzzell works at the U.S. Army's National Automotive Center in Warren, MI, as part of the Fuel Cell Technology & Alternative Fuels Team. She is a Program Manager for Alternative Fuels. The National Automotive Center is part of the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center under the U.S. Army's Research, Development, and Engineering Command. Pat graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Pat's overall role is to contribute to an alternative fuels program in alignment with the military's strategic goals and key Army and Department of Defense objectives in the power and energy sector. The National Automotive Center accomplishes their work through partnerships and joint development projects with other federal agencies and industry. The National Automotive Center fosters the development of dual-use (civilian and military) technologies through Small Business Innovative Research Programs and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements with industry and university researchers. The National Automotive Center also directs and manages congressionally funded projects with industry partners.

One of Pat's key responsibilities after joining the National Automotive Center in 2003 was to coordinate a DoD-DoE Joint Agency Team in a collaborative evaluation of Fischer-Tropsch fuels for potential use in military ground, air and marine fleets and associated equipment. She was awarded with a 2005 Army Research & Development Achievement Award for her leadership and the accomplishments of this team.

Prior to joining the U.S. Army's National Automotive Center, Pat had a distinguished career in the Oil Refining and Petrochemicals Industries involving positions in process engineering and refinery planning for Chevron Corporation, and applications development engineering, marketing, and business development for BASF Corporation.

Frank S Gerry Frank S Gerry, BP Products North America