Advisory Board

Frederick Steiner

Dean and Paley Professor

Frederick Steiner (MRP’77, MA’86, PhD’86) is Dean of the School of Design. Most recently, he served as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. He previously taught at Penn and the following institutions: Arizona State University, Washington State University, the University of Colorado at Denver. He was a visiting professor of landscape architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Dean Steiner was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands and a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation at the American Academy in Rome. During 2013-2014, he was the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a Scholar at the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Dean Steiner earned a Master of Community Planning and a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. and M.A. in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from PennDesign. Dean Steiner also received an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.

Mark Brownstein

Associate Vice President & Chief Counsel of the US Energy and Climate Program
Environmental Defense Fund

Mark Brownstein is Vice President of the Climate and Energy Program at Environmental Defense Fund. Mr. Brownstein leads EDF’s work on the oil and gas industry, with particular focus on methane emissions and the risks to public health and the environment associated with unconventional oil and gas development, and he specializes in a variety of electric and gas utility policy and regulatory issues. Mr. Brownstein is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Public Advisory Board and the Keystone Center Energy Board. He is also an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School, where he co-teaches a seminar on public policy and energy project finance, and has taught energy policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Prior to joining EDF, Mr. Brownstein held a variety of business strategy and environmental management positions within Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), one of the largest electric and gas utility holding companies in the United States. Mr. Brownstein’s career includes time as an attorney in private environmental practice, an air quality regulator with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and an aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mr. Brownstein holds a BA from Vassar College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Marvin Schlanger

LyondellBasell Industries

Marvin Schlanger is the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., a $50billion global chemical producer, and is Chairman of the Board of CEVA Group, plc, a $7 billion internationallogistics supplier. Mr. Schlanger began his career with Mobil and joined ARCO Chemical Company in 1975.He became Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors in 1989, Chief Operating Officerin 1994, and was appointed President and CEO in 1998. Mr. Schlanger also serves on the boards of TamincoGlobal Chemical Holdings, LLP; UGI Corporation; UGI Utilities; Amerigas Partners LP; and MomentiveSpecialty Chemicals Holdings, LLC.

Mr. Schlanger received his chemical engineering degree from Rutgers University and holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Paul Bonney

Senior Vice President

Paul Bonney is Senior Vice President at Exelon Corporation, and manages the legal affairs for Constellation's wholesale and retail commercial business and non-utility regulatory affairs. He has held leadership roles with ExelonCorporation and PECO since 1990. He previously served as PECO's General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs where he was responsible formanaging PECO's legal and regulatory matters. He also helped lead the company through major strategic initiatives including restructuring to implement competitive wholesale and retail electric markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining PECO in 1990, Bonney was an Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and a Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward N. Cahn, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also worked for National Economics Research Associates, an economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and at the Board of Trade in Chicago. Bonney received a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University. 


Scott Kleinman

Lead Partner
Apollo Global Management, LLC

Scott Kleinman (C’94, W’94) joined the Private Equity Group of Apollo in 1996. For the past decade, he has focused on Apollo’s cyclical industrial businesses, including companies in the chemicals, forest products and industrial sectors.  In 2010, Mr. Kleinman was named Lead Partner for Private Equity.  Prior to 1996, he was employed by Smith Barney Inc. in its Investment Banking Division. Mr. Kleinman serves on the boards of directors of Momentive Performance Materials and Verso Paper.  In 2014, Mr. Kleinman founded the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.  

Mr. Kleinman received a BA and BS from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, respectively, graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Sonny Popowsky

Former Consumer Advocate
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Sonny Popowsky served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 2012. He started his career atthe Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) as an Assistant Consumer Advocate in 1979. He served as the Presidentof the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) from 1996 to 1998 and was previouslyChairman of the NASUCA Electric Committee. Mr. Popowsky served on the Board of Trustees of the NorthAmerican Electric Reliability Council (NERC) from 1997 to 2001 and the NERC Stakeholders Committee from2001 to 2006. In 2010, Mr. Popowsky was appointed to the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committeeand was named Vice Chair of that Committee in 2012. Mr. Popowsky also currently serves on the Advisory Councilof the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Board of Directors of the Energy Coordinating Agency ofPhiladelphia, the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP, and as a pro bono member of the CertificationDecision Committee of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development.

Mr. Popowsky graduated cum laude fromYale University and received his JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.