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Brian Wolff Named Presidential Leadership Scholar

In January, the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced its fourth annual Scholar class. The PLS program brings together leaders from different backgrounds and industries to make a difference in their communities by learning from the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon Johnson. Included in this year’s class is Brian L. Wolff, EEI’s Executive Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs.

“The opportunity to collaborate and identify solutions to problems in industry or our communities is what I find most appealing about the program,” said Wolff. “I look forward to working with the many leaders who make up the PLS cohort this year.”

The PLS selection process is rigorous. Applicants must first go through a review process before being selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession, or organization.

Over the next several months, Wolff, along with his fellow scholars, will travel to each presidential center to learn from former presidents and their key administration officials, as well as leading instructors. This will teach them the various approaches to leadership and network development, and will give them the opportunity to exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities.

According to the PLS, the 2018 class joins a network of 181 Scholars, who are applying the lessons learned through the program and are making a difference worldwide. This includes providing employment opportunity and mentorship to veterans; doctor training and patient care; empowering women with economic opportunity through clean energy in Africa; and deploying much-needed resources in the aftermath of natural disasters.