Jared J. Brown
JJ Brown, a government affairs consultant of 7 years and a U.S. Senate aid for 20 years before that, has a knack for discovering common ground on policy questions where it hasn’t been found before. He was the driving force behind the tax incentives in 2005 which have promoted advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels for vehicles, and alt-fuel filling stations in the United States. He later led out on the plugin and plugin/hybrid vehicle tax credit in 2007 in an effort to diversify transportation fuels while making them cheaper and cleaner. He was also behind laws promoting geothermal and renewable power generation and carbon sequestration technologies. As a conservative Republican, JJ Brown succeeded in enacting transformative laws by bringing opposing parties together through shared values and by moving beyond language and arguments which tend to divide.