Who We Are

Board of Directors

Board Members

Robert Aird

Robert Aird is a results-driven professional with over fifteen years of experience in the finance/technology industry. He has a proven track record of success in delivering business growth and achieving operational excellence. Robert is skilled in financial analysis, strategic planning, and leadership. In his current role, Robert leads various teams of professionals across numerous industries including Finance, Construction, Assisted Living, Commercial as well as Retails Sales, and Consumer Lending. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Brigham Young University with a minor in Iberian Studies. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and five sons. They currently reside in Austin Texas.

David Black

David Black is from Northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C., where he currently lives with his family. David graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1996. Since 1996, David has practiced law and is currently the Co-Chair of the Government Contracts Team at Holland & Knight LLP, working in its Tysons Office. David practices in the Episcopal tradition and participates in St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia, where he has served on the Vestry and as an acolyte.

Colleen Prior

Colleen Prior is a museum exhibit writer and developer at the National Geographic Society. In addition to exhibit development, she also focuses on museum accessibility and visitor experience. She previously held positions at Ford’s Theatre managing the front-line team, maintaining exhibit elements, and providing interpretive training and historic expertis. She holds a Master of Arts in history from University College London and a doctoral degree in religion and culture from The Catholic University of America, where she focused on the study of witch trials in America and their manifestation in the twentieth century.

Tammi Schneider

Tammi J. Schneider holds the Danforth Chair of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. She specializes in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. She received her BA is in Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota and her doctorate in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania. Her books include: Sarah: Mother of Nations published by The Continuum International Publishing Group, Judges in the Berit Olam series published by Liturgical Press Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis by Baker Academic Press, and An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion by Eerdmans Publishing Company. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Israel and is presently the field manager at the excavation of Tel Akko in Israel. She serves as the secretary for Council for the Society of Biblical Literature and is a past President of the Pacific Coast Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. She is writing a book on “peripheral” men in the book of Genesis.

Suhag Shukla

Suhag Shukla, Esq., is co-founder and Executive Director of the Hindu American Foundation where she has helped steer the foundation to being recognized as a leading voice for civil rights, human rights, and religious freedom. She has been instrumental in the development of a broad range of educational materials and position papers and blogs for a variety of platforms. Ms. Shukla is actively involved with Chinmaya Mission, serves on the board of the Bhutanese American Organization of Philadelphia, and is a thought partner for the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia’s Paths to Understanding Public Art Initiative. Suhag serves on religious advisory committees for the Council on Foreign Relations, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Subcommittee for the Prevention of Targeted Violence Against Faith-Based Communities. She’s also a member of the First Amendment Center’s Committee on Religious Liberty and the United Nations Women’s Gender Equality and Religion platform. Shukla was named one of twelve “faith leaders to watch in 2017” by the Center for American Progress. Suhag holds a Bachelor of Arts in religion and JD from the University of Florida.

Chris Stevenson

Chris Stevenson is the co-founder and president of The National Museum of American History. He is also the founder of The Community Levee Association and America’s Quilt of Faith, civil society buttressing organizations which champion the indispensability of virtue and religion, respectively, to the American experiment in self-government. Chris has a Bachelor of Science in applied physics, Masters of Arts in teaching physics, and a Masters of Science in agricultural engineering. He taught high school math and physics in rural Montana and worked as a systems engineer on a Navy undersea surveillance program and for the fledgling Department of Homeland Security. Chris helped build a four-person air traffic management Research and Development and Data Science consulting company into an industry leader with more than ninety employees and $20M in annual sales before leaving in 2020. His formative years were spent in Fairfax county Virginia, and his first job was a Washington Post paper boy. Mr. Stevenson is the author of Letters from an American Husband and Father: Championing Virtue as the Most Durable Empire, a compilation of his letters to the editor and essays written between 1998 and 2012. He lives with his wife and family in Purcellville, Virgnia.
Pro Bono Legal Counsel

Darin Lowder

Outside Counsel

Darin Lowder is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Finance Practice and the Energy Industry Team. Darin focuses his practice on energy, project finance, project development, and related tax and public financing. He works to assist clients to efficiently address unique challenges in developing and financing renewable, alternative and conventional energy projects. Darin has focused on incorporating risk mitigants such as the growing energy-related insurance products and public-private partnerships (P3) as part of the ownership and financing structures evolving in this space.

Darin has negotiated innovative energy output and investment tax credit insurance policies for solar power projects, helped to finance numerous community solar and other distributed generation portfolios, and managed diligence efforts, financing negotiations, and documentation for large utility scale renewable and conventional fuel projects. He also regularly represents lenders in other significant non-recourse project finance transactions.

He speaks regularly on project financing, structuring renewable energy transactions, negotiating power purchase agreements, and related community solar issues. In the past two years, he has assisted clients on projects totaling over 5,000 MW (5 gigawatts) worth more than $3.2 billion.

Mr. Lowder has a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a JD from George Mason University School of Law. He resides in Bristow, Virginia with his family.

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