J. Robinson West

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J. Robinson West "is the chairman of PFC Energy Team, a leading consulting firm on the international energy industry, which he founded in 1984. Before founding PFC, he served in the Reagan administration as assistant secretary of the interior for policy, budget, and administration, with responsibility for U.S. offshore oil policy. He was a first vice president of Blyth, Eastman, Dillon & Co., an investment banking firm, from 1977 to 1980. Before that, he served in the Ford administration as deputy assistant secretary of defense for international economic affairs and on the White House staff. He is a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, the National Petroleum Council, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is president of the Wyeth Endowment for American Art. He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Temple University.“ [1] also see

According to a recent Newsweek article he is a friend of Dick Cheney's.

"Before founding PFC Energy in 1984, Robin served in the Reagan Administration as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Budget and Administration (1981-83), with responsibility for US offshore oil policy...

"Robin was nominated by the President to be a director of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the nomination was approved by the Senate. In 2004 he was elected Chairman of the USIP Board. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. Robin is President of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. He also serves as a Trustee of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the Nixon Center. Robin is a member of the Board of Directors of Key Energy Services, Inc (KEG) and Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) He has served as a trustee of the $3 billion Trans-Alaska Pipeline Liability Fund, as a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, the Industry Policy Advisory Committee on Multilateral Trade Negotiations of the US Trade Representative, and on the National Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children." [1]

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  1. J. Robinson West, PFC Energy, accessed November 9, 2008.
  2. Trustees, German Marshall Fund of the United States, accessed August 29, 2008.
  3. IRI International, SECINFO from 1997, accessed April 17, 2009.

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