Jason S. Grumet was appointed Executive Director of the National Commission on Energy Policy in January 2002. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Grumet served as Executive Director of Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM). NESCAUM is an association of the air quality agencies in the eight Northeast states. During his seven-year tenure at NESCAUM, Jason was responsible for developing policy positions on emerging air quality issues, formulating and advocating for national legislative proposals, and directing the day-to-day operations and finances of the organization. Mr. Grumet led several prominent regional initiatives including Northeast State efforts to address the long range transport from coal-fired utilities and the adoption of zero- emission vehicle sales mandates in the Northeast. NESCAUM’s staff and budget tripled under his leadership and NESCAUM established a significant policy presence in Washington D.C. with Congress and the Executive Branch. Prior to joining NESCAUM, Jason worked on transportation and air pollution issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Mr. Grumet received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a J.D. from Harvard University.