TIST Kenya

Ben Henneke is President of Clean Air Action Corporation based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has been involved in the production, transportation and use of energy and its environmental implications for three decades. With his wife, Vannesa, he also founded The International Small Group and Development Program or TIST, a greenhouse gas sequestration and sustainable development initiative that presently support the efforts of more than 60,000 small farmers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and India.

Mr. Henneke has served as a member of the US EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee since its inception in 1990 and currently serves on the greenhouse gas BACT group. He co-chaired the Economic Incentives and Regulatory Innovation Subcommittee and was a member of ECO Efficiency Task Force for the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, the Ozone Transport Assessment Group, the OTC/LEV Round Table and the Pilot Emission Reduction Trading Project (an Ontario emissions trading initiative).

Mr. Henneke began his work in energy and the environment in 1973. Since then he has created new methods of improving environmental performance at reduced cost through new technologies and voluntary, market-based and innovative approaches.

His ability to develop innovative, effective programs and build lasting partnerships is evidenced in the creation of the Ozone Action Program. Mr. Henneke has helped spread this initiative to more than 90 areas in North America.

Mr. Henneke has a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard (a George F. Baker Scholar), and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University. He also is an experienced small group and seminar trainer in both church and secular settings.