C. Sills

Mr. Sills has extensive experience planning and directing international industrial, infrastructure, environmental and energy initiatives, having served as a member of the Danube
Task Force, the governing council that ran the Greater Danube Basin Environmental Restoration Program led by the World Bank, the EBRD and the UNDP; the Helsinki Commission, focused on the environmental clean-up of the Baltic Sea; and the Kaliningrad Defense Conversion Initiative.
He secured funding support enabling the Sassari, Sardinia symposium on ozone depletion organized by the International Council of Scientific Unions, that led directly to the Montreal
Protocol which has been successful in mitigating the ‘Ozone Hole’; and helped sponsor the Smithsonian Institute’s biodiversity preservation/cancer cure research program in Brazil’s Amazon region. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Eurasia Center/Eurasian Business Coalition, where he plans conferences on “Doing Business with the BRICS” and “Trade, Energy and Infrastructure Investment Opportunities on the New Silk Road”; and is a member of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR)’s International Advisory Committee. Mr. Sills previously served in a succession of National Security positions in the Pentagon, the U.S. Middle East Force Command with responsibility for the Persian Gulf/Red Sea/Indian Ocean, and
Supreme Allied Commander NATO/Atlantic. Subsequently, he served in Lockheed Martin’s International Division, where he directed Defense/Aerospace strategic marketing for the Mideast, North Africa and Southern Europe, and led the company’s worldwide Renewable Energy technology portfolio. He is a recognized authority on U.S. Government Contracting, and an advocate for Small Businesses/Diversity Suppliers – serving as the Project Director for the Federal Procurement Center, operated by the U.S. Commerce Dept.’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA); and as National Program Director for the Defense Leadership Forum, where he plans and moderates Defense Contracting Summits on Army, Navy, Air Force, Military Construction, Space Defense and Innovative Tech acquisition opportunities. Mr. Sills’ education includes an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities); and an A.B., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.