Wharton DC Green Business Forum

Richard G. Kidd, IV, Dep. Secy of Army for Energy & Sustainability will summarize
key aspects of the Army's approach to energy and sustainability.

Please join us for our FORUM where we discuss topics at the intersection of business and our environment.

When and Where:

The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum, will hold its upcoming meeting on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Lunch will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm (Please arrive no later than 11:45 to get your lunch without interrupting the program), including time for networking

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LOCATION: National Press Club's McClendon Room, 14th & F Streets, NW, 14th Floor  Washington, DC  20036 (near Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange lines).


The Wharton Green Business Forum invites you to join us at lunch from 12-1:30 on Friday, March 21, with  Richard Kidd, a graduate of the Yale School of Management, will summarize for the audience key aspects of the Army's approach to energy and sustainability.  He will do this first by highlighting the organization change techniques used to alter the way the Army values energy at the corporate, installation (stateside bases) and operational (combat) levels.

Also, he will provide a business operations overview of the Army's Renewable Energy Task Force, which has created the largest renewable energy project pipeline in America by applying private sector approaches to a public sector entity..

The Wharton DC Green Business Forum meets regularly with speakers in varied facets of the cleantech. energy and sustainability fields to learn about new developments and business opportunities.  Sponsored by the Wharton School Club of DC, announcements of upcoming events reach over 3,000 Washington area alums of Wharton, Harvard, Columbia and other top business schools, entrepreneurs and executives. Attendance at the programs is open to anyone interested in business and the environment, with advance signup recommended.


Richard G. Kidd IV
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Installations, Energy & Environment

Mr. Richard Kidd became the DASA (E&S) on October 25, 2010. This is his third assignment as a Senior Executive within the Federal Government. In this position he is responsible for overall program direction, establishment of policies, development and refinement of strategies, and oversight for implementation of all programs and initiatives related to Energy Security and Sustainability within the Army. As the Army’s Senior Energy Executive, Mr. Kidd coordinates and integrates both installation (traditional as well as expeditionary) and operational energy programs and strategies.

Mr. Kidd graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and served as an Infantry Officer until 1991. After receiving a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University, he joined the United Nations in 1993 and served in a variety of international assignments, principally in war affected regions of the world. He joined the Department of State’s Bureau of Political Military-Affairs in 2001 where he served as Special Assistant, Office Director and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary.

In July 2008, he joined the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy where he was responsible for leading the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). In this position he helped to craft Federal level energy policy and assisted all Federal agencies in meeting statutory energy and sustainability requirements in order to promote energy security and environmental stewardship.


Register Today: We expect this event to sell out early!!

  • Wharton Club, WNG Members and first guest: $20/Person through Noon, four days prior (thru March 17 (includes lunch, program, networking)
  • Non-Members, at all times, and members after 4 days prior, and all walk-ins: $30/person.

  • ***Green Business Forum March 21

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The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum meets periodically for either breakfast or lunch.