Scott J. Foster has over 20 years of experience in federal energy and infrastructure project finance. Over the course of his career, Mr. Foster has completed over $4 billion of financings covering all asset classes essential to the U.S. Government. Marquee projects spearheaded by Mr. Foster include: commercial scale biomass cogeneration for DOE’s Savannah River Site, biomass gasification for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), renewable Energy Savings Agreement (ESA) to lower the cost of power for the United States Coast Guard in Puerto Rico, renewable ESA to reduce energy costs for the United States Army in Texas, financing for submarine Fiber Optic System for US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), and financing for DOE’s ORNL Titan Cray supercomputer project, the most powerful computer in the U.S. and second most powerful in the world.
Most recently, Mr. Foster was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Federal Business Unit at Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI), where he directed the origination and financing of energy efficiency projects, renewable energy investments, information technology and telecommunication programs, transportation, modular buildings, and other federal government projects. Prior to HASI, Mr. Foster was Vice President of Vendor Financial Services at GE Capital.
Mr. Foster has an in-depth understanding of government financing and complex financial transactions, and is a frequent speaker on financing government infrastructure projects. Mr. Foster is the author of “Financing Large Infrastructure Projects” published in Submarine Telecoms Forum Magazine, and is the co-author of two papers presented at ASME Small Modular Reactors Symposiums: “The Business Case for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)” and “The U.S. Federal Market as an Early Adopter of SMRs.”
Mr. Foster holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Marymount University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Foster also served in the U.S. Navy/Naval Security Group, Minnesota Army Reserve National Guard, and the Virginia Army Reserve National Guard.