Month: December 2016

John Stowell

Retired Vice President, Duke Energy John Stowell is a retired executive from Duke Energy where he served in a number of executive positions, including leading the company’s government affairs, energy and environmental policy and international policy groups. The early work researching and designing the Global BrightLight Foundation was centered in his group, led by Global…

Jeanne Reisenger

Retired Director, Procter & Gamble Jeanne Reisinger is a retired Director from Procter & Gamble where she spent 32 years managing regional and global supply chains.  Today she is a Global Supply Chain Strategist for Zinata Inc. utilizing her experience to help other companies deliver breakthrough sales, service, cost and cash results.  Jeanne believes in…

David Shane

Retired CEO, LDI Ltd., LLC David Shane is the former Chief Executive Officer of LDI Ltd., LLC, an international distribution and logistics company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Before joining LDI, David was a partner in the Indianapolis office of law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, with a practice centered in employment, education and work force issues….

Joe Hale

Co-Founder, Global BrightLight Foundation Prior to Duke Energy’s merger with Cinergy Corp., Joe was President of The Cinergy Foundation, Chief Communications Officer for the company, and also served as President of The Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company. Before joining Cinergy, Joe was President of The Kasler Group, an architectural firm based in Indianapolis. He has…

James E. Rogers

Co-Founder, Global BrightLight Foundation, Chairman, Retired President and CEO, Duke Energy With 25 years experience in the utility industry, Jim Rogers recently served as chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy, the largest electric utility holding company in the U.S. Under his leadership, Duke Energy has been recognized as a leader in sustainability – balancing the “triple…

Amigos de la Aldea (ADLA) – “Friends of the Village”

In Latin America, Global BrightLight has formed an alliance with a grassroots non-profit organization called Amigos de la Aldea (translated from Spanish as “Friends of the Village”). Since it was founded in 2009, ADLA has developed and implemented the commercialization of several projects, including solar lanterns, clean cook stoves, water filters, and various micro-entrepreneurial initiatives….

Ben Bunker, CEO

Ben Bunker serves as the CEO of the Global BrightLight Foundation. He manages the organization’s daily operations and is passionate about achieving BrightLight’s vision of a world with universal access to clean, sustainable, and affordable energy. Ben has a long history with BrightLight, having volunteered as a member of BrightLight’s Advisory Team since the organization…

CREATING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

After long days of work at home cooking, cleaning and taking care of her husband and kids, Josefina goes to work in the evening on her sewing machine to fix and make clothes for sale so she can earn extra income. She used to work under the dim and flickering light of a candle, which…

BIG DREAMS

Juan dreams of working as a professional one day. He is not sure exactly what he wants to be but he knows that he wants to break away from the difficult conditions of life in rural Guatemala. In order to achieve his dream he has to study hard. Juan wakes up every morning and goes…

IMPROVING LIFE AT HOME

For Maria, the simple task of taking care of her infant in the middle of the night was a complicated challenge. With her battery powered flashlight, she would first check on the baby to see if she needed attention. If the answer was yes, she would light a candle with a box of matches because…