EEI International Staff
We are dedicated to serving the needs of International Affiliate member
companies, and we strive to always be accessible to members. Please call, mail,
fax, or e-mail us with your questions or concerns.
John J. Easton, Jr.
J. Easton, Jr. joined EEI on 1 April, 1994, to oversee
international member development and programs to benefit members in
From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Easton served in three Presidentially appointed
positions at the U.S. Department of Energy: Assistant Secretary for Domestic and
International Energy Policy, General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary for
International Affairs and Energy Emergencies.
Prior to his service with the U.S. Government, Mr. Easton was in private law
practice in Burlington, Vermont, and was Vice President of Syn-Cronamics, Inc.,
a New Jersey-based international consulting firm. Mr. Easton was twice elected
Attorney General of Vermont and served in that position from 1981 to 1985. In
1984, he was the Republican nominee for Governor of Vermont.
Mr. Easton has degrees from the University of Colorado (B.S., Accounting,
1964), and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1970), and currently resides
in Timonium, Maryland, with his wife Donna.
Matthew T. Hastings
International Membership Development
Hastings joined EEI in September 2002, as the Director of International
Membership Development. Mat has worked in the energy sector since 1977,
including positions at Penn State, Ebasco, the New York Power Authority,
Chesapeake Utilities, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Before joining EEI, Mr. Hastings worked with international clients, including
the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, where he helped design
the launch of their emerging energy technology investment program in developing
countries. Mat has spoken at utility conferences and workshops on a wide range of
competitive and management issues and has published articles in international
Mat has a BA from SUNY College at Potsdam and a Masters in Regional Planning
from Penn State.
Veiga supports the International Affiliate Program's membership and development
efforts. With her international and political science background, Maria excels
at member relations, program facilitation, and issue management. Prior to the inception of EEI's International Affiliate Program, Maria
supported the offices of EEI's President and President Emeritus and their
international relations work.
Maria is a native of Portugal and has traveled extensively. She is fluent in
Portuguese, French, and Spanish.