31 May '11, 6pm
John Bryson, Obama's New Pick for Commerce Secretary, is Pretty Damn Green
Bryson is a former chief executive and chairman of Edison International, a California-based energy company. His nomination signals the latest in a recent string of moves by the Obama administration to mend relations with the business community, but it will likely receive the warmest welcome from environmental advocates and their like-minded allies. Bryson co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, and also served on the United Nation's advisory group on energy and climate change. Since Bryson retired from Edison in 2008, he has served on a number of corporate boards, including The Walt Disney Company and plug-in carmaker Coda Automotive.