Wake Smith is preparing a paper on the lofting solutions and costs of the first decade of Stratospheric Aerosol Injection deployment. Mr. Smith is a Senior Industry Partner at New State Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm, where he specializes in buy-outs in the field of commercial aviation. He also teaches an undergraduate finance course at Yale University. Prior executive positions include President of the flight training division of Boeing, Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, and CEO of Pemco World Air Services. He holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.