Mr. Hundt imagined the Green Bank concept in 2009, while he was working on the Obama Transition Team. After working for several years on federal Green Bank legislation, including the Green Bank Act of 2009 and the 2010 Senate Energy Committee Bill, Mr. Hundt decided to focus on state Green Banks. He founded the Coalition for Green Capital in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Hundt is also the Principal of REH Advisors, an advisory firm serving private firms. Mr. Hundt is an adviser to Covington & Burling, an international law firm. Mr. Hundt is on the board of directors of Intel Corporation and Smart Sky Networks. Mr. Hundt was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993-97 and was co-chairman of the Forum on Communications and Society at the Aspen Institute (1998-2006). Previously he was a partner at Latham & Watkins, an international law firm. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar.
He has written many articles and four books: In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (Yale University Press, 2006), You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics (Yale University Press, 2000), The Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can Fix the Budget, Revive the American Dream, and Establish Obama’s Legacy (Odyssey, 2012), and Zero Hour: Time to Build the Clean Power Platform (Odyssey, 2013).
Mr. Hundt graduated from Yale College (1969) with a B.A. in History magna cum laude and honors with exceptional distinction in history and from J.D. Yale Law School (1974) where he was member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal. He is married to Elizabeth Katz and has three children: Adam, Nathaniel, and Sara.