Jim Alpi is the founder of Oxford Energy Group and is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s projects. Prior to establishing Oxford Energy Group, Mr. Alpi was a partner with the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he had over 20 years of experience in advising clients on the structuring, financing and operating of alternative energy businesses. His clients have included many of the largest energy companies, utilities, financial institutions and investment funds. Mr. Alpi has a law degree from Georgetown University, a Masters from Pace University and an undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from Oswego State University. He has also been an adjunct professor in the Masters of Laws program at Georgetown University and is a frequent lecturer and speaker on alternative energy. Mr. Alpi also serves on the board of directors or advisory committees for several energy companies, funds and trade associations. Mr. Alpi was also appointed as a judge for the 2015 Virginia Velocity business plan competition hosted by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for innovative companies in the energy field seeking capital for growth.
Executive Director – General Counsel
Mark Laufman is a practicing attorney with over 35 years of experience in energy and infrastructure matters. Mr. Laufman has represented a wide range of energy companies, financial institutions and investors in sophisticated and complex transactions in the U.S. and around the world. His experience includes projects involving power generation and transmission, oil refining, natural gas pipelines, water desalinization, chemical manufacturing and other industries. Mark has a law degree from the George Washington University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.
Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development, Kelly is responsible for assisting with identifying new business opportunities, reviewing and writing proposals, and coordinating the marketing efforts for projects and clients of Oxford Energy Group. Prior to joining Oxford Energy Group, Ms. O’Brien obtained her real estate license and worked as the Marketing Director for Landmark Commercial Real Estate. As a member of the strategic planning team, she played a key role in property research, communications with property management clients and tenant representation. Ms. O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from University of Mary Washington.
As Marketing Director, Kristina Astle is responsible for overseeing all of the marketing, communications and public relations for the company’s projects. Prior to joining Oxford Energy Group, Ms. Astle worked as a marketing manager for a global health care service provider, where she coordinated the strategic planning and execution of major marketing and media campaigns to raise awareness of clinical drug trials conducted worldwide. Her clients included many of the top pharmaceutical companies and CROs located in the US and Europe. Ms. Astle also worked in the finance department of a global organization that specializes in providing cost-effective anti-bribery compliance services for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries. Ms. Astle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University and serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit community organizations.