Stephen Munson

Stephen Munson (born January 21, 1944) is an Oregon-based geothermal energy entrepreneur and green power developer. In 1991, he founded the Vulcan Power Company, which intends to develop geothermal power facilities in the Western United States. Munson remained at the head of the company through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in 1995 and continued to serve as the company's CEO until late 2008. In 2008, Merrill Lynch and Denham Capital invested a combined $190 million in Vulcan. Munson brought in the investment and received more than $15 Million in personal compensation, but fell afoul of the new management group, was investigated by the board for numerous offenses and was fired as CEO.  He is currently involved in a lawsuit against Vulcan Power regarding the process that was used to remove him as CEO. Munson has an MA in Political Science from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a former U.S. Army captain. Munson is the founder of Tenthmil, an online platform for environmental restoration and renewable energy.

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Date of birth
January 21st, 1944


1. Stanford University Colleges/University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto. It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco.

Institution info

Type University
2013. 18.7 bil. $
Institution colors
November 11th, 1885
450 Serra Mall, 94305 - Stanford, California
2013. 6,980
2012. 7,063
2010. 6,940
2009. 6,532
2008. 6,532
2013. 8,897
2012. 11,456
2010. 12,595
2008. 10,280
2007. 8,186
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.07 %
2013. 5.7 %
2012. 6.6 %
2010. 7.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.7 K $
2012. 41.3 K $
2011. 40.1 K $
2010. 38.7 K $
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People attended Stanford University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1939., Military Person
b. 1945., Writer
b. 1946., Organization leader
b. 1941., Computer Scientist
b. 1942., Politician
b. 1943., Organization leader
b. 1946., Organization leader
b. 1949., Businessperson

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