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Dr. Jonathan Raab is President of Raab Associates.  Dr. Raab is an experienced mediator, facilitator, consultant, and trainer.

Dr. Raab is a national leader in applying consensus-building processes to energy, environmental, and regulatory issues.  He authored a seminal book, Using Consensus Building to Improve Utility Regulation (ACEEE: Washington, D.C., 320 pages, foreword by Susan Tierney) and is on both the mediation and arbitration panels for the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) Power Pool, the mediation panel of the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP), and on the dispute resolution rosters of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

Prior to starting Raab Associates, Dr. Raab was the Assistant Director of the Electric Power Division at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. He has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Energy and Environmental Policy, and Resource Economics), an M.S. from Stanford University's Civil Engineering Department (Infrastructure Planning and Management), and an A.B. (distinction) in Social Sciences also from Stanford.  Dr. Raab has taught courses at the University of Oregon, Stanford, and UMass (Boston) and currently teaches the graduate course at MIT on sustainable energy policy development.

We specialize in team building with other consulting firms and individuals to perfectly match the needs of our diverse clients.

Susan Rivo, Associate, Raab Associates. Susan holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA in film production from San Francisco State University. Since 2004, she has provided project management on all Raab Associates' projects, including the New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, Rhode Island's Greenhouse Gas Process and its Negotiated Rulemaking on Renewable Energy Standards, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Vermont Transmission Mediation, Alberta's Electricity Market Participant Rules Process, California's Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Evaluation, Vermont's Energy Future Public Workshop Process, Massachusetts' Sustainable Forest Bio-Energy Initiative, Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Energy Policy, Massachusetts' Ocean Management Plan, the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan/Stakeholder Process, the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC), The Art of Contract Negotiation, National Institute for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), Barr Foundation Climate Strategies, National Marine Fisheries Service Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel, Wind Turbine Guidelines, Fish & Wildlife Service, and PJM's Governance Assessment/Stakeholder Process. She is also a professional editor and documentary filmmaker.

 

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