Greg Gershuny currently serves as the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program (EEP). Greg started at the Institute as the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow and then went on to serve as Managing Director for two years. The Energy and Environment Program, one of the longest running at the Aspen Institute, challenges thought leaders to test and shape energy, conservation, and environmental policies, governance systems, and institutions that support the wellbeing of both nature and society. The Program’s forums and dialogues are designed to cultivate leadership and develop collective solutions based on the ideal that both humankind and the natural world have intrinsic value. Like the Aspen Institute as a whole, the Energy and Environment Program seeks to inspire and explore new ideas that provoke action in the world.
Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Greg served as the Associate Director for the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis as well as Chief of Staff to Energy Policy Director Melanie Kenderdine. He was also the Director of Energy and Environment at the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, where he oversaw the Presidential appointment process for the energy and environment mission within the federal government and served as a policy aide to the Associate Director for Science and Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on basic science R&D issues and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Greg was a Research Associate for the White House National Economic Council for technology and innovation policy as well as working on several Recovery Act projects. He is a graduate of George Mason University and originally hails from New Jersey.