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Ladeene Freimuth is the founder and President of The Freimuth Group, LLC. She specializes in policy and strategic advising, research, analytical writing, and project design, implementation, and management for corporate, trade association, and not-for-profit clients. Her areas of expertise include energy, global climate change, and related security issues, and transboundary water resource management. 
 
She has a renowned ability to facilitate dialogues and connections and negotiate among diverse stakeholders on complicated issues to achieve successful outcomes. She brings a virtually unparalleled network in the energy and environmental arenas in Washington, DC, across the U.S., and globally.
 
Ms. Freimuth possesses more than twenty-five years of work experience, including in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for International Development, consulting firms, a not-for-profit organization, and overseas. She has authored major pieces of grid modernization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative transportation legislation that served as the precursors to titles in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and other energy laws. She also has helped secure tens of millions of dollars in funding for a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water resource-related programs.
 
From mid-2007 through 2008, she worked in the Middle East, where she managed, directed, and helped implement trans-boundary water management projects with Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian project participants. In 1994, she managed all aspects of a joint U.S.-Russian project to help clean up an ecological disaster zone in a remote area of Siberia/the Ural Mountains. Ms. Freimuth also taught grant- and proposal-writing skills to women in Kosovo immediately after the NATO bombing.
 
In addition, she has published articles and speaks frequently on energy and water resource management topics. She helped author policy and national security chapters for a book on Alternative Transportation Fuels in the 21st Century.  She possesses Russian, French and Hebrew language skills. She received a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, with emphases on International Resource Policy and Eurasian Studies, from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, having spent one semester of her graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Ms. Freimuth served as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, including on its Advisory Committee.