Wednesday, August 18 2010
Wednesday, August 18 2010
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Cappy McGarr serves as Managing Partner with US-REG and brings over twenty years of experience as an investor and money manager to the renewable energy market. McGarr is also the president of the capital management firm MCM Interests, LLC.
After beginning his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co, McGarr ran an investment management firm from 1984 until 2004 providing advice to pooled investment vehicles and managed accounts. Currently McGarr serves on the Democratic National Committee National Advisory Board, The Foundation for the National Archives, The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, McGarr formerly served on the National Finance Committee for Obama for President.
McGarr was appointed by President Clinton to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, serving from 1996 to 2002. McGarr is creator of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize, and in 2009 was nominated for an Emmy for his production honoring George Carlin. McGarr is also Executive Producer and creator of the Library of Congress George Gershwin Prize for Popular song, the nation’s highest honor for popular song.
Ed Cunningham serves and manages the USREG $1.3 billion renewable energy portfolio, which promotes marketplace integration of renewable and environmentally sound energy technologies.
Prior to USREG, Mr. Cunningham served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Asia, for AEG. Under his guidance, AEG’s operations in the Asian region grew from a handful of employees to more than 5,000 employees in eleven Asian cities with real estate, infrastructure and development projects exceeding $1.8 billion. His unique ability to cooperate with business and political leaders throughout Asia to bring about positive regulatory, philosophical and ethical change has been credited with AEG’s unparalleled success in the region. AEG and its parent company Anschutz Companies combine to create one of the world’s largest investors in and developers of real estate, telecommunications, infrastructure, railways, renewable energy, natural resources, cultural events, sports teams and sports facilities.
In addition to being one of the top international government relations, technology, and media experts, Cunningham has served the United States throughout his career including serving as a member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, the Presidential Advisory Committee (Technology), the U.S. Foreign Affairs Budget Project Advisory Committee, the American Academy of Diplomacy (Co-Director of International Negotiations Program), the Democratic National Committee National Advisory Committee, a U.S. Senate Candidate and a City Councilman.
Prior to accepting his position with AEG, Cunningham served as the Asia CEO for Clear Channel Communications (Entertainment Division), a Fortune 500 Company. Cunningham worked with government leaders and companies to create China’s earliest joint ventures in the politically sensitive cultural, sports, entertainment, and media industries.
Until Clear Channel persuaded Cunningham to assume the position of CEO of its Asian Entertainment operations, Cunningham was a partner and Director for the Global Media, Sports and Entertainment Practice at the Coudert Brothers Law Firm. It was the first and, during Cunningham’s tenure, the largest international law firm in Asia (more than 1,000 attorneys). In addition to representing many of the world’s top companies, Cunningham has served as an advisor and international counsel for Asian municipalities, provinces, and national government entities and officials. Cunningham has visited and evaluated more than 100 Asian cities, and he has completed many landmark agreements in Asia.
Cunningham has far-reaching experience as a public speaker including serving as the keynote speaker for the Conference Board’s Global Conference, Beijing Olympic Games Strategic Initiatives Conference, China University Games Global Announcement Ceremony and serving on the Leadership Panel for the PricewaterhouseCoopers New Frontiers in Media Conference.
Cunningham has been active in many charitable initiatives. For example, Cunningham founded and organized the China Earthquake Tent Relief Project to supply shelter for the millions of earthquake victims in China’s Sichuan Province. Cunningham’s immediate response to the disaster provided the first foreign-supplied tents to the area, and was able to deliver thousands of tents to the region.
As a result of his dedication to the long-term development of the region, Cunningham has served as a member and leader of multiple Asian trade missions. He has worked directly with the presidents, prime ministers, governors, and mayors throughout the region to further enhance trade, cooperation, and friendship between the United States and Asia’s leading nations.
Cunningham speaks some Chinese and Vietnamese. He has also contributed to various White Paper publications, authored comprehensive Asian pandemic response plans and is an associate member of the American Foreign Services Association.
Cunningham grew up in a small West Texas town with a population of less than 1,000 people. Through his hard work and dedication, he was able to earn a spot on the University of Texas Football team where he eventually earned All-American honors and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player. In addition, he received one of the University’s highest honors, the D. Harold Byrd Leadership Award. Prior to law school, Cunningham had brief stints in the NFL with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns where he had the opportunity to learn from two of football’s greatest coaches, Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick.
Ed is married to Tara Coronado Cunningham. She is a University of Texas Law School graduate, former Peace Corp volunteer in Africa and full-time mother of their four children ages four, five, eight and ten.
Moses Boyd serves as Managing Partner at US-REG where he applies his professional experience in analyzing and understanding the nexus between national policy and the U.S. marketplace and as an advocate for policies that promote renewable energy development, entrepreneurs and capital investments in urban, rural and undercapitalized communities.
Boyd began his legal career in private practice in Greenville , South Carolina and was appointed to the South Carolina Legislative Council as a legislative drafting attorney. With his background in law and public policy, Boyd joined the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as Counsel to the Consumer Subcommittee, becoming Senior Counsel to the Consumer Subcommittee in 1992, and Democratic Chief Counsel to the full Committee in 1999.
Throughout his tenure with the Commerce Committee, Boyd specialized in shaping a number of policies affecting U.S. businesses and consumers. In 2003, he served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington , D.C. , and began legislative consultancy practice in 2004. In 2006, he helped found the Integrated Solutions Group, LLC (ISG), a government affairs and business development firm.
Boyd heads ISG’s renewable energy practice and has served as an policy advisor to and advocate for minority private equity and other alternative asset managers.
G. John O’Hanlon
John O’Hanlon serves as Managing Partner of US-REG. He brings nearly 30 years of hands-on political, advocacy, business and philanthropic experience to his role with US-REG. He had advocated before the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the White House, federal agencies and departments and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. O’Hanlon’s primary areas of expertise include, renewable energy, environment, funding, tax, trade and issues relating to technology.
During 1987/1988, Mr. O’Hanlon served as a Deputy Campaign Manager of Finance for Richard A. Gephardt’s (D-MO) U.S. Presidential campaign. He was responsible for managing this component in Washington, D.C. He attended Georgetown University Law Center during this period earning his Juris Doctrine in 1991. Mr. O’Hanlon also graduated with honors from Northeastern University earning his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management.
Mr. O’Hanlon acted as the Executive Director of the Effective Government Committee joining the law firm of McAuliffe, Kelly, et., al., as a partner where he began his private practice in 1992.. During his tenure with the firm he was an advisor to the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Committee and served on the 1996 Democratic National Convention Site Advisory Committee for President Clinton. He remained with the law firm until 1997 when he co-founded The Washing Group. Mr. O’Hanlon was a hands-on manager of this well-known Washington, D.C. lobbying firm and guided it through its best growth years as a leading D.C. lobbying firm. He played a key role in engineering the sale of The Washington Group to Ketchum Public Relations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom, Inc.
During this time Mr. O’Hanlon played leadership roles in a wide spectrum of causes and activities. These include but are not limited to, Finance Chairman for the Democratic National Committee’s Presidential Gala in 2003, Board member of the Democratic National Committee’s Jefferson Trust, Trustee for the Kerry/DNC for President Campaign and has remained active with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee where he began his national political career in 1983. In 2000, Mr. O’Hanlon was recognized by national environmental groups for his efforts to save the Florida Everglades and was named a year 2000 Steward of the Everglades and received this prestigious award.
Mr. O’Hanlon is married to the former Cynthia Dooling and is the proud father of three sons.
Jingyan May Wang
Ms. Jingyan May Wang serves as Executive Vice President for US-REG China, heading up USREG’s business development efforts and offices in China.
Prior to joining US-REG, Ms. Wang was Director of Business Development for multinational sports entertainment giant AEG in China. Within 2 years’ time, Ms. Wang established AEG’s presence in China by developing USD600 million landmark projects for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Ms. Wang was also in charge of communication with all levels of Chinese government and has been invited to advise Chinese government departments on the development of sports and culture industry in over 10 Chinese cities. Before Ms. Wang left her role in AEG, the project portfolio under her development has expanded to over 10 cities and worth USD1 billion.
Prior to joining AEG, at the age of 25, Ms. Wang served as Fortune 500 company Clear Channel Entertainment’s chief representative in Shanghai. She worked as core member of the team which established the first Sino-foreign joint venture in culture industry.
Ms. Wang is a native Chinese. She graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a double degree in International Business and English Language. She also attended The University of Texas at Austin as an exchange scholar in 2003. Ms. Wang is currently a guest professor at East China University of Technology and Science.