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Richard Donohoe

Distinguished Senior Fellow

Richard Donohoe serves as Vice President and practice director lead for J. S. Held’s Insurance sector support for energy, mining, oil & gas, power & utilities infrastructure programs. Concurrently he serves as Chief Development Officer of Paladin Equity’s energy project development company and a joint venture between J.S. Held and Paladin.

He has 30 years of domestic and international project development experience and advisory in the resiliency sectors for energy, finance, mining, defense, water, and healthcare markets. He has developed full-range security risk and resilience services for gas and power transmission, power generation, water, oil, gas, and mining verticals, as well as buy-side and sell-side advisory for portfolio risk assessments. Richard’s focus is along with the energy, water, technology, and economic growth resiliency areas. Richard is Co-Author of the US Department of Energy and Power Africa “Understanding LNG and Natural Gas Options” and the 2017 US DOE “Global LNG Options” Handbooks, October 2016.

Richard has provided Pro Bono instruction in Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda with the US Energy Association (USEA) in support of the East Africa Power Pool (EAPP) and Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) training the 16-member nations utilities executives in the economics, operations, regulatory and technical aspects of managing the Nile Delta, Natural Gas, Electric and Power Generation. The NELSAP mission is resiliency-focused to contribute to the eradication of poverty, promotion of economic growth, and reversal of environmental degradation in the Nile Equatorial Lakes Region and EAPP which contains 434 million inhabitants. He further is currently leading a Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) Blue Ribbon Panel study funded by US DOE for the Puerto Rico Grid Reliability and Sustainability as a result of the hurricane Maria severe damage to Puerto Rico’s utility (PREPA) and subsequent economic and human disaster resulting from months of lost power and clean water. Richard earned a BS from the University of Maryland College Park and an MA from Webster University