Jim has over twenty-years of experience managing the entire life-cycle (siting, design, permitting, construction, closure, decommissioning, remediation and redevelopment) of large-scale manufacturing, energy and infrastructure facilities throughout North, Central and South America. Examples of his direct experience include terrestrial mines, nuclear power plants, nuclear waste storage installations, hazardous waste repositories, former manufacturing complexes and urban/rural brownfield sites. His multi-sector experience allows him to offer strategic insights into the dynamics surrounding nuclear power plant closure, decommissioning and redevelopment with an eye towards strengthening the capacity of local communities throughout the process.
Since 2005, Jim has shared his experience with industry, community and regulatory stakeholders through invited presentations at national nuclear decommissioning conferences. He also served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he taught brownfield redevelopment strategies to graduate students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Jim is skilled at the design and implementation of multi-stakeholder intake, dialogue, collaboration and consensus-building surrounding complex public-facing matters. He is especially adept at building trust and forging common goals with diverse stakeholder communities. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Hamilton facilitated a nation-wide stakeholder dialogue and engagement strategy (ten public meetings with over 1,000 stakeholder participants) in support of DOE’s high-level nuclear waste facility siting program. Jim has also designed and implemented successful dialogues with First Nation’s communities in Canada and Brazil.
Jim earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of British Columbia and MIT respectively. His volunteer work includes serving as Co-Chairman of MIT’s Energy, Environment and Sustainability Global Collaboration Committee.
Toni specializes in strategic stakeholder assessment design and implementation. She works side by side with customers designing strategies that extend the reach of clean energy campaign initiatives. She brings decades of experience working to increase the adoption of community-driven energy efficiency products, including as COO of SmartPower, Renewable Energy Advisor at Arizona Public Service, and Director of Marketing and Business Development at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Toni earned her MBA at Columbia University in NYC.
Cindy Winland is an urban planner focusing on base load power plant communities transitioning from power generation. She develops strategies to address the financial, employment, social, and environmental impacts of power plant closes. Winland has over thirty years of experience working with urban and rural municipalities, Tribal Nations, nonprofits, professional organizations, and the academic community. Her current work includes serving as a Senior Fellow with the Just Transition Fund in coal impacted communities.
Her background includes solid waste and brownfield management in the public sector, alternative energy development in the private sector, and assistance to legacy cities as part of a nonprofit. She owned a consulting firm where she led efforts around brownfield redevelopment, industrial transition, alternative energy planning, and sustainable master planning. Winland is a Fellow with the American Institute of Certified Planners and earned a Master of Urban Planning and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Francis (Chip) Cameron is an attorney and conflict resolution expert with over 30 years of experience in the legal, policy, and technical aspects of the licensing and regulation of the use of nuclear materials. He has held senior positions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) technical staff in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research and also as a senior attorney and Assistant General Counsel in the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Cameron served as the NRC Dispute Resolution Specialist, and as the Assistant General Counsel for Rulemaking and Materials Licensing. He also was the General Counsel’s liaison and advisor on Tribal law. In this position, he took the lead in establishing the initial contacts between the NRC and those Tribal governments close to nuclear facilities.
Mr. Cameron holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A in Natural Resources Management from the University of Rhode Island, and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Alexandra is sustainability professional with a focus on adaption planning and resiliency. Her experience includes collaborating with environmental and land use planners to design frameworks for how communities can develop a joint vulnerability assessment and address climate change at the local level. She has also identified best practices in adaptation planning with a focus on institutional and community collaboration and has conducted greenhouse gas reduction calculations across buildings, transportation, and waste/water sectors to recommend potential reduction strategies.
Alexandra earned a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Smith College.