Mitchell F. Stanley
Mitchell F. Stanley serves as Chairman and Trustee of the National Center for Sustainable Development (NCSD), Muuzii, Inc. an innovative mobile education, translation and language learning technology company, and Sinoaccess Corporation. Prior to the establishment of NCSD, he was Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President for Business Development of WebBank, an FDIC insured financial institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Stanley helped acquire WebBank in September 1997 to pursue loan origination and transactions over the Internet utilizing WebBank’s national financial institution charter in the government guaranteed and other small business lending fields. His interest in new and innovative small business lending products and economic development programs began during his tenure with the federal government as Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Finance, Investment and Procurement programs.
His career in government service began in 1977 and included senior positions with the U.S. Department’s of Commerce and State, the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and the White House. Mr. Stanley completed his government career with the highest rank in the Senior Executive Service and received several Presidential Rank Awards. He graduated in 1977 from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C.
Eric Fang is the founder and CEO of Sinoaccess Group, founder, Chairman and CEO of Muuzii, and President and Trustee of NCSD. Sinoaccess Group, based in China and the United States, covers a wide variety of market sectors including telecom, mobile and media, renewable energy and environment, and healthcare and bio-medical fields. Mr. Fang has more than 25 years of experience in business entry and strategic relationship development, product marketing and sales and joint ventures investment development in both China and the United States.
He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Foundation. Mr. Fang holds a BA from both Sichuan University in China and the University of Wisconsin and is an MBA candidate from the University of Houston.
Dr. Charles M. Ludolph, Jr.
Dr. Ludolph is Senior Vice President, a member of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Board, and Director of the Policy Institute of the NCSD. Starting in 1971, Dr. Ludolph served in the U.S. Commerce Department and advised seven Presidential Administrations and 20 successive U.S. Congresses on economic matters including international trade and investment. He also served more than ten years in a senior capacity for the Albright Stonebridge Group, the premier public affairs company led by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Dr. Ludolph was the Commerce Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe from 1994 to 2002. In 1996, he negotiated the U.S.-EU Mutual Recognition Agreement, which liberalized non-tariff barriers burdening more than $1 billion of bilateral trade with Europe in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and ICT equipment. This agreement was later adopted by Switzerland and Canada.
Starting in 1983, Dr. Ludolph directed the U.S. government’s commercial and investment programs with European Union countries, which resulted in seminal transatlantic accords covering tariffs, environment, technology, testing and standards. He received the U.S. government’s highest award for his work supporting trade and investment flows with the EU and Russia in 2000. He is a 2007 recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz Medal from the government of Germany bestowed by President Koehler and a 2009 Vice President and Academician in the Russian Academy of Sciences for Complex Security. He has published extensively on international trade and econometrics, particularly related to international transactions affecting pensions, annuities and taxation.
He is an occasional lecturer on foreign policy and trade at the George Washington University School of Business and the Elliot School for International Policy as well as the American University and Marymount University. He is a founder of the Luther Brady art education program at GWU. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and served on that University’s Alumni Committees for undergraduate studies. Dr. Ludolph has also served on the GWU Business School’s Advisory Committee for undergraduate studies and has paneled graduate and undergraduate business case study competitions for George Washington University. He has an MBA and DBA from George Washington University, as well as a BA from Georgetown University.
Chen Huan is the Director General of the China CDM Fund Management Center, Ministry of Finance (MOF) of China. He has maintained this position since the formation of the CDM Fund in July 2007. Mr. Chen joined the MOF in 1989. Since then, he has been engaged in international financial cooperation responsibilities and matters related to positions with the World Bank Department and International Department of the MOF. Since the announcement of the Asia Pacific Development Fund by the Chinese Government, Mr. Chen has been involved with helping guide its structure and operational development.
From 1999-2002, he served in the Office of Executive Director for China at the World Bank in the positions of Advisor and Alternate Executive Director. Mr. Chen holds a BA in English Literature from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and an MA in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Arnold R. Klann
Mr. Klann currently serves as the CEO and President of BlueFire Renewables, Inc. and as President of Arkenol Inc. Prior to founding BlueFire, Mr. Klann spent thirty-five years in new technology development and commercialization, with a specialty in frontier technology development. His multi-faceted career includes successful roles at several major companies progressively advancing as: control systems engineer, manager of engineering, corporate management, developer, project finance leader, founder and CEO. Areas of technical expertise include high efficiency cogeneration development using natural gas-fired and solid fuels technologies, ocean thermal energy conversion, deep-water ocean exploration and offshore oil exploration design and operations. His degree is in Electrical Engineering.
Mr, Klann founded five companies, ranging from oil field electronic instrumentation to the current cellulosic bio chemical platforms. As founder of ARK Energy, Inc., he was responsible for the successful development or acquisition of over 610 megawatts of natural gas-fired cogeneration facilities, and was the driving force behind the research and development effort leading to the commercialization of the Arkenol technology.
Mr. Klann currently serves on several international non-profit corporation boards that serve needs in the areas of faith, health and human rights. He serves as a musician in a worship team and associate pastor at a church in California.