Ladeene Freimuth is the founder and President of The Freimuth Group, LLC, a domestic and international consulting firm, now in its 17th year, focused on strategic advising, analysis, and advocacy on clean energy, alternative transportation, grid modernization, water resource management, global climate change, and related national security issues. She was a Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Center.
She worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development, consulting firms, a non-profit organization, and overseas. She also worked in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, where she authored ground-breaking alternative transportation legislation on renewable fuels and hydrogen, as well as on clean energy and energy efficiency appliance standards, and helped secure substantial funding for such programs.
As EcoPeace Middle East's Deputy Director, she worked with Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians on transboundary water management projects and peacebuilding. In Russia's Siberia region, she managed all aspects of an innovative bilateral waste management program.
She has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Master's Degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, having spent one semester at the Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She possesses Russian, French, and Hebrew language skills. She served as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, including on the Advisory Committee.