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Institute names chair of new council

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The Aspen Institute announced this week that its board of trustees has appointed a Carbondale resident as the first chair of its newly formed Council of Honorary Trustees. James Calaway is a former executive from the oil and gas exploration industry who now promotes renewable energy.The Council of Honorary Trustees, created in April, comprises 28 former trustees and prominent individuals, including Henry Kissinger, Robert McNamara and Paul Volcker. The council’s chief mission is to advise the Institute’s board on institutional matters.Calaway was in the oil and gas exploration field for more than 40 years, retiring as chairman of Edge Petroleum in the late 1980s. He now partners with his son in building wind farms in several states to generate renewable energy. Since his retirement, Calaway has served as a regent of the University of Corpus Christi in Texas, a trustee of Antioch College and a board member of the Colorado Mountain College Foundation. He served as treasurer for the American Civil Liberties Union on the national level and is a lifetime member of the NAACP. Calaway received two presidential appointments during the Carter administration – to the National Petroleum Council and as Commissioner of Presidential Scholars.


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