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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Barbara Blum : Banker & Environmentalist Extraordinaire

AAEA celebrates Barbara Blum, right, because she was of great assistance to us in our formative years in the 1980s. AAEA President Norris McDonald first met Blum in 1979 when she was a board member at what is now Friends of the Earth. McDonald directed the Energy Conservation Project in those years. She was invaluable to our early success and we appreciate her attention and time to this day. Thanks Barbara. We love you.

From 1983 to 1998 she was Founder, Chair, President and CEO of the Women's National Bank, later renamed Adams National Bank, the oldest and largest bank then owned and managed by women. Before joining Adams National Bank, Blum was appointed Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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