Scott Fenn is semi-retired and previously served as research director for the Solar Industries Association and with Proxy Governance, a proxy advisory firm. Fenn worked for 24 years at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), a not-for-profit policy research institute in Washington, D.C., and as its executive director and president from 1996 through 2001. He also worked as IRRC's treasurer and CFO and director of its energy and environmental program. IRRC provided impartial research, analysis and voting agent services on a wide range of corporate governance and social responsibility issues to more than 500 leading institutional investors and corporations, its operations eventually became part of MSCI Group. Fenn was a consultant or advisor on energy or environmental issues to other organizations, including the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the State of New York, the Global Environmental Management Initiative and a number of investing institutions. He is the author of three books and numerous analytic studies on energy, environmental and corporate governance topics. He is a cum laude graduate of Williams College, where he received a degree in economics and was editor-in-chief of the Williams Record, the college newspaper.