Dr. Bezdek has over 30 years experience in consulting and management in the energy, utility, environmental, and regulatory areas, serving in private industry, academia, and the Federal government, and is the founder and president of Management Information Services, Inc. - a Washington, D.C.-based economic, environmental, and energy research firm.
His consulting background includes energy technology and market forecasting, oil, coal, natural gas, renewable, and nuclear energy analyses, assessment of DOE energy R&D programs, estimation of the costs and benefits of energy systems, assessment of the economic effects of environmental and energy technologies, energy industry forecasting, environmental impact assessments, and creation and management of Federal energy programs.
Dr. Bezdek has also served as Corporate Director, Corporate President and CEO, University Professor, Research Director in ERDA/DOE, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. energy and environmental delegate to the European Community and to NATO, and as a participant in the U.S. State Department AMPART program. He has served as a consultant to the White House, the Office of Al Gore, Federal and state government agencies, and various corporations and research organizations, including the National Science Foundation, NASA, DOE, DOD, EPA, NHSTA, IBM, National Coal Council, Ceres, Goldman Sachs, Raytheon, Peabody Energy, Lockheed Martin, J. P. Morgan Chase, Ontario Power Generation, British Aerospace, American Solar Energy Society, the Rockefeller Foundations, UN Environmental Program, Pew Charitable Trusts, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Georgetown Climate Center, and Nuclear Energy Institute.
During 2003/04, he served on the Federal Task Force charged with rebuilding the economy of Iraq. He is active with the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies of Science (NAS), and served as a member of the joint NAS/Chinese Academy of Sciences Committee on U.S.-Chinese Energy Cooperation and on the NAS Committee on Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles. During 2008, he presented energy briefings to the staffs of Senators Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois (Urbana), is an internationally recognized expert in environmental and energy analysis and forecasting, and testifies frequently before the Federal, state, and city governments. He is the author of six books and over 300 articles in scientific and technical journals and serves as an editorial board member and peer-reviewer for various professional publications.
He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards (including awards from the White House, the Energy Department, the Treasury Department - Secretary's Honor Award, ASPO - M. King Hubbert Award, the National Science Foundation, the Wall Street Journal, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the USSR Academy of Sciences), has served as a U.S. representative to international organizations on energy and environmental issues, and lectures frequently on economic and energy issues, economic forecasting, and environmental topics. He is the Washington editor of World Oil magazine. His most recent book is The Impending World Energy Mess.