James C. McDonnell

James C. McDonnell is a founding partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Avalon
Energy Services, LLC. Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the
College of Engineering at Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration in
finance from Oklahoma State University. He has worked in the energy industry for over 20
years in a variety of capacities, including field operations, consulting, finance, and
planning.
Prior to founding Avalon Energy, Jim was the CFO and a SVP of Pepco Energy
Services. He has also worked as a field engineer for Dresser Atlas, was a Manager with
Anderson Consulting, and a Vice President with The Columbia Energy Group. Jim holds
the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a Registered Professional Geologist
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Jim is
also the president of the National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) of the US Association for
Energy Economics (USAEE).