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Roger W. Sant

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The AES Corporation and Chairman, The Summit Foundation

Roger W. Sant is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The AES Corporation, a global power company based in Arlington, VA.  Prior to starting AES in 1981, Mr. Sant was Assistant Administrator for Energy Conservation and the Environment at the Federal Energy Administration.  He was also the Director of the Energy Productivity Center, an energy research organization affiliated with the Mellon Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Mr. Sant is Chairman of The Summit Foundation, a family foundation begun in 1991. He is a Regent Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, having served as its First Chair from 2008 to 2009, Chair of the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2009, and as a Regent from 2001 to 2013.  He is also Vice Chairman of the board of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, on the board of the World Wildlife Fund-U.S., which he previously chaired from 1994 to 2000 and then later co-chaired from 2009 to 2011, and a member of the boards of the National Symphony Orchestra and the D.C. College Access Program.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of Marriott International from 1994 to 2006.

Mr. Sant received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School. 

A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Sant attended public schools in the area.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy prior to his graduate studies.  In his early career he was involved in two successful startup companies, both involving chemical instrumentation.  He was the Chief Financial Officer of Syntex Laboratories, Executive Vice President of Saga Foods, and was a full-time lecturer in Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

He is married to Victoria Post Sant and they have four children and six grandchildren.

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Tuesday, November 19

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