Ms. Perri joins the Academy as a Project Director. Ms. Perri is a senior executive and attorney with over 25 years of experience in Federal and State environmental, energy, and sustainability issues. She is a former Presidential appointee to the Senior Executive Service, who had oversight responsibility for an annual, $2 billion dollar Defense Department environmental remediation program. Ms. Perri successfully managed a multidisciplinary staff across cabinet agencies with responsibility for highly visible environmental and defense programs throughout the country. She has the ability to bring about strategic change both within and outside an organization. She has proven ability to build credibility and support for complex issues, and to develop and manage coalitions. Ms. Perri is a featured speaker, facilitator and participant at a number of national forums related to defense energy and sustainability issues. Ms. Perri is a Principal in a major Washington DC consulting firm providing strategic advice to corporate clients on Federal and Congressional issues in these topic areas. She is also President of Federal Solutions, LLC, a woman owned consulting firm.