Director, Program on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy, Aspen Institute
John A. (Jack) Riggs is Executive Director of the Program on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy at The Aspen Institute. From 1993 to 1995 he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and then Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the Department of Energy, and he served for 20 years on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including 13 years as staff director of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. He also served in Vietnam and Brazil with the Agency for International Development and has taught energy policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he is a member of the Board of Managers, and he has a masters degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Originally published: October 1, 2003