Terry Adamik, President
Board president Terry Adamik, from Adams County, PA, is a five-term elected county treasurer who manages for the county a multi-million dollar portfolio. She serves on several nonprofit boards, is active in land and resource conservation and other environmental efforts. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration.
Sjur Haugen, Vice President
Sjur Haugen currently serves as Director of Alternative Fuels at Statoil Fuel & Retail, a leading fuel retailer in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Poland and parts of Russia. He has a 25 year career at Statoil ASA, the international oil and gas company, and has held positions in upstream, midstream, and downstream related areas. Sjur is a methanol expert, having worked many years in methanol sales and business development for Statoil. He has significant experience working to develop international business models focused on delivering clean energy. Sjur has led exploratory work jointly with UNIDO to identify solutions promoting “Access to Sustainable Energy for All” – a key UN target. Sjur has served on a number of boards as chairman and vice chairman.
Adrienne Clark, Secretary & Treasurer
Adrienne Clarke is the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship at Gettysburg College. She has extensive experience in higher education as a lecturer and administrator. Prior to working in development, Adrienne was the Assistant Director of Off Campus Studies and served as a liaison between the college and PGI. Adrienne has a M.Phil in Film Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a B.A. in Film Studies from John Hopkins University.
Agnes Klingshirn, Director
Agnes Klingshirn, based in Germany, is trained as a social anthropologist. Her PhD focused on the changing position of women in Ghana. She taught development studies at Marburg University before joining the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). After six years of planning and coordinating the Household Energy Programme in Kenya, she spent ten years leading GIZ’s integrated Household Energy Programme (HEP). She has also worked in UNHCR refugee camps in Kenya, Namibia and Pakistan. For the last ten years she has been working as Senior Energy Consultant for GIZ and other international organizations.
Bengt Ebbeson, Director
One of the founding members of Project Gaia, Bengt is the original inventor of the Origo alcohol stove, the prototype for the Dometic CleanCook stove promoted today throughout Africa and Latin America. He has received both aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering degrees and holds a number of patents for automotive safety and household appliances. Now retired, Bengt is an accomplished sailor and can often be found at sea.