Ben Lack has been working in the energy sector for the last 5 years. Currently, Ben is the Chief Conversationalist for The Daily Energy Report, a hot new web show that reports on the day’s energy news. The show has been featured as “New & Noteworthy” by iTunes twice and has also been rated as high as 65th in the top 100 video podcast category. Through the show, he’s been able to interview many different industry power players. His guests have included US Senators Johnny Isakson and Blanche Lincoln, Jim Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy, Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy and many more. Prior to starting The Daily Energy Report, Ben was the first employee at Current Energy, an energy efficiency solutions start-up in Dallas, Texas. Ben established a foundation of strategic partnerships with manufacturers and subcontractors of energy efficient solutions for the world‘s first energy efficiency store in Dallas, Texas. A retail concept that focused on educating and selling energy efficient products and services, the company was awarded the Department of Energy‘s Energy Innovator‘s Award, in 2007. The recognition was the first for a Texas company and the 6th overall. Ben‘s also helped put the team together that acquired and integrated an Energy Management Systems company in Russia for the business, and helped build the strategic development of different sales channels for the new business. Ben also aided in the production of The Current Energy Report, a nationally syndicated radio program. While getting his operational experience at Current Energy, Ben was able to see what it was like from an investor’s point of view as well. For the same 4 years that he was at Current Energy, Ben worked as an analyst for Retail and Restaurant Growth Capital (RRGC) a $60 million mezzanine fund that invested in start-up retail and restaurant concepts.
Ben graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 with a major in marketing and a minor in psychology, and sits on the board of the UGA Alumni Young Alumni Council where he is creating a 40 Under 40 list for the University. Ben also sits on boards and committees for the American Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce and the American Jewish Committee. Ben has been the drummer for numerous classic rock and blues bands in Texas and Georgia and has performed at The House of Blues, in Dallas, and the Nashville Symphony Hall. He is currently learning the saxophone and krav-maga.
September 26, 2011 The Energy Report "Why Celanese Might Have A Potential Ethanol Breakthrough"
September 14, 2011The Energy Collective "Why Medium & Heavy Duty Trucks Received New Fuel Standards"