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  1. 1. Biographical Information for Myra M. FrazierEducation:BA Tufts University-International Relations-1990-awarded several university honorsJD/MA Duke University-School of Law and Graduate School of Arts and Science-1995Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Libreville, Gabon-1991-Focus on the impact of thepetroleum sector on environmental policy formulation.Summary:Myra Frazier has almost 15 years of experience working in the energy and environmental fieldsrespectively. Ms. Frazier began her professional career in the energy and environmental fieldsas a Fulbright Fellow in Libreville, Gabon. She later joined the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency where she developed and implemented a program of technical cooperation between theU.S. Government and the South African Government as well as between a leading researchinstitute, the Energy Research Centre , (ERC), based at the University of Cape Town. Theprogram of technical cooperation focused on energy policy planning, air quality managementand climate mitigation strategies to assist South Africa with building the necessary technicalcapacity to participate in climate mitigation activities under international climate cooperativeagreements. The research teams work was featured at the World Summit on SustainableDevelopment, (WSSD-Rio + 10), held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. The researchteam was awarded the U.S. EPA Bronze medal for its efforts. Additionally, Ms. Frazier servedon the litigation team that negotiated the Consent Agreement Final Order with the ConcentratedAnimal Feedlot industry to encourage greater compliance with environmental regulations,primary the Clean Air Act,(CAA). More than 8,000 farms in 37 states have accepted the terms ofthe Consent Decree. Education: JD/MA-Duke University School of Law/Graduate School of Artsand Sciences (Political Science), BA Tufts University-International Relations.Areas of Expertise: • Energy and environmental regulation-Energy Restructuring and the Clean Air Act, (CAA) and climate change- Environmental Law and Policy Center, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Appointment member to the MD Public Service Commission, Electric Utility Restructuring Taskforce Legal representation and climate advisory of energy companies--currently representing several small energy companies, including Leveraged Energy Solutions, (LES) and BalanceCo2. • Substantive, expert knowledge with respect to Sub-Saharan Africa. Fulbright Fellowship to Libreville, Gabon, technical advisor to the South African Government/University Cape Town, Energy Research Centre, Cape Town, South Africa. Represented the U.S. Government in numerous forums on matters related to Sub Saharan Africa and Energy, including the World Summit on sustainable Development, (WSSD Rio + 10, Johannesburg, South Africa); Africa Energy Forum, United Nations. • Legal Counsel and Business Advisor, Global Trade Project • International technical cooperation/advisory with developing countries on matters related to energy, air quality regulation and climate change mitigation -U.S. EPA- South Africa and Latin America 1
  2. 2. • Advocacy/Negotiation Skills efforts related to climate change and energy regulation and policy-involvement of the faith community-National Council of Churches in Christ-Eco-Justice Working Group • Real Estate/Mortgages/Distressed Asset Negotiation/Foreclosure Prevention-In- House Legal Counsel-Keller Williams Realty, Baltimore Home Team,(BHT). Providing legal counsel to realty team and clients regarding the Short Sale process. Formerly, Lazarus & Burt, based in Baltimore and Rockville, MD.- Developed foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation practice group. Active participant in the MD State Bar Association Foreclosure Prevention Project, sponsored by the MD State Bar Association Foreclosure Prevention Project. Participant in the Certified Distressed Property Realty Expert, (CDPE) discussion group .My work and comments featured in Baltimore Sun article, featuring the MD State Bar Association’s Foreclosure Prevention Project, January 14, 2010. Video Profile of my work regarding the Crogan case featured in video presentation presented at the Gala of the Stars Awards Dinner sponsored by the Pro Bono Resources Center on November 13, 2010.Professional Affiliations/Certifications:Licensed Attorney in the State of MarylandAmerican Bar Association-Section on Environment and Natural Resources and Sectionon International LawBaltimore Council on Foreign AffairsFormer Term Member-Council on Foreign RelationsAdvisor and co-developer, Ghana Gold Project, Tufts UniversityAdvisor, Howard University Africa Business ClubAwards, Citations and PressAwarded, EPA Bronze Medal for Exceptional Service for technical cooperation and advisory practivities between the Government of South Africa and the U.S. Government and participationon the official U.S. delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, (WSSD, Rio +10), held in Johannesburg, SA in September, 2002.Letters of Recognition from Congressman Elijah Cummings, (D-MD) and Cong. DonnaEdwards, for outstanding service in support of efforts to prevent foreclosure as a volunteerattorney with the MD State Bar Association’s Foreclosure Prevention Project.PressBaltimore Sun article, January 14, 2010, featuring the MD State Bar Association’s ForeclosurePrevention Project, several of my comments regarding my service to the project were includedin the article.Contact InformationE-mail: myrafrazier68@aol.com or myrafrazier@hotmail.comCell: 410-292-2906 2
  3. 3. For further information, please consult my professional profile on Linkedin,http://www.linkedin.com/in/myrafrazier. 3

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