Simply a citizen with interest in trying to understand some of the issues and conversations in the region and to help things move us from conversation into action...together. I am Managing Director for Escalys - a company built around creating what we call Strategic Collaboration and approaches we have been working on for quite a while now. Approaches started in the energy industry and then applied globally to very diverse places (and challenges) such as central Africa and Manhattan...and many in between. I have also been co-founder, inventor, and Executive who started up a technology company in NEOhio - so experience in our real world of getting into action and creating real product and real jobs. I am originally from NEOhio and away for around 20 years...back since 1995 with BP and stayed when they left. Graduate ChemE from Case.