Stephen P. Groff
ISC is excited to announce the addition of two members to our board of directors – NRG Systems co-founder and former CEO Jan Blomstrann, and Asian Development Bank Vice President Stephen P. Groff.
Blomstrann began at NRG Systems in 1987, and helped build the manufacturer of utility-scale renewable energy industry measuring and monitoring equipment into a global organization that now serves more than 150 countries around the world. During her tenure at NRG, Blomstrann played a key role in shaping the national wind industry as it evolved into a mainstream source of power. Blomstrann also served on the ISC board from 2009 to 2015.
Groff is an expert on international development, infrastructure finance, and climate change. In his role for the Asian Development Bank, he is responsible for operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, with investments amounting to $5 billion in new lending every year, an existing portfolio of $31 billion and oversight of 650 staff.
“We are delighted that Jan and Steve have joined the board,” said ISC Board Chair Jonathan Lash. “Both Jan and Steve bring a wealth of operational experience and contacts. Jan’s insights into the renewable industry will help ISC in its efforts to deploy clean energy solutions in China, India, and the United States, while Steve’s 22 years of experience in international development will be an invaluable resource as we seek to expand our climate initiatives in Asia.”
“Last time I served on the ISC board, I was struck by the scope and impact of ISC’s projects,” said Blomstrann. “I’m delighted to return to the board because I believe ISC’s mission has become even more important and urgent.”
“Addressing climate change is the most critical issue of our time,” said Groff. “I believe in ISC’s practical approach to accelerating climate solutions in Asia and the United States and want to do all that I can to help.”
Blomstrann was the first woman to be named Wind Woman of the Year by the Women of Wind Energy, an organization that supports the recruitment and advancement of women in the wind energy industry. In 2012, she was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House, and she is the 2013 recipient of the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.
Before working at the ADB, Groff served as Deputy Director for Development Cooperation at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Deputy Vice-President for Operations at the Washington-based Millennium Challenge Corporation. He has also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Refugee Program and as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer.