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Employment History

Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Department of Energy

Member, Governing Council
International Association for Energy Economics


Board of Advisors Member
Life Frames Inc

Secretary of Energy
General Atomics

Senior Advisor
University of California

American Physical Society

Senior Fellow
United States Association for Energy Economics

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

FORUM Member
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Board of Advisors Member
The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association Inc

Senior Analyst of the Committee On the Budget
U.S. House of Representatives

Board Member
Scientists and Engineers for America

Congressional Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science


Master's degree ( M.S. )
Sloan School of Management


Web References (74 Total References)

About the Growers

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Michael Telson, Former Chief Financial Officer of US Department of Energy (Washington DC)

SEA’s Board of Directors « Scientists & Engineers for America

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Michael L. Telson

Michael L. Telson is the Vice President for Energy and Electromagnetic Systems in the Washington, DC office of the General Atomics Corporation of San Diego, CA. He also has an appointment at the University of California Washington, DC Center as its Assistant Director for Science Initiatives. Before that, he served as senior advisor on energy and science programs to the University of California, as well as Director of National Laboratory Affairs, in its Washington Office of Federal Governmental Relations. From 1997 - 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He reported directly to Secretaries Pena, Richardson and Abraham advising them on all financial matters. Before the DOE, he served as the energy and science analyst on the staff of the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives. He was responsible for reviewing the programs of the DOE, the NSF, and NASA, as well as government-wide R&D policy. He was with the Budget Committee from 1975 to 1995.
In 1999, he was elected AAAS Fellow "for distinguished contributions in the formulation of science and technology policies and budgets and in interpretation of these policies and budgets to the scientific community. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society "for his contributions as both a senior congressional staffer, and a senior official in the US Department of Energy, to the support of the physical sciences in the US. In 2002, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics. He holds Ph.D., E.E., M.S., and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was a Hertz Fellow throughout his graduate studies.

Michael Telson, Assistant ...

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Michael Telson, Assistant Director for Science Initiatives, UC Washington Center and Former    Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy

Michael Telson, Assistant ...

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Michael Telson, Assistant Director for Science Initiatives, UC Washington Center and Former    Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy

Mountaintop Removal, Massey Energy, and Gordon Gee -- Ohio Citizen Action

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APLU committee members who received the letter: David B. Ashley, President, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jimmy G. Cheek, Chancellor, University of Tennessee, George E. Cooper, President, South Carolina State University, Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University, Stephen Forrest, Vice President for Research, University of Michigan, Gregory L. Geoffroy, President, Iowa State University, Virginia S. Hinshaw, Chancellor, University of Hawaii, Robert Kelley, President, The University of North Dakota, Robert A. Kennedy, President, The University of Maine, Michael V. Martin, Chancellor, Louisiana State University, C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., President, University of Maryland, College Park, Michael Telson, Science Advisor, University of California, and Former Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy Mark G. Yudof, President, University of California.

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