Brandon Hurlbut is a leader on climate policy, finance, technology, advocacy, law, politics, and media. He served in the Obama Administration as U.S. Department of Energy Chief of Staff and in the White House as the President’s liaison to the energy and environment cabinet agencies. At the DOE, Brandon oversaw day-to-day operations of a federal agency with a $29 billion budget and a 115,000 person workforce. He served on the investment committee for its $38 billion clean energy fund.
Brandon also provided leadership and counsel to the White House and Cabinet Secretaries during high profile initiatives and challenges including the deployment of $90 billion in clean energy investments under the Obama Recovery Act, the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the Gulf oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy.
After public service, he co-founded Boundary Stone Partners, a government affairs firm and is a Senior Advisor to NGP ETP3.
Brandon currently serves on the board of directors of Sparkfund, an energy infrastructure finance platform; Swell Energy, a residential battery storage developer; and Solutions Project, an environmental justice organization. He is a co-host of “Political Climate,” a bipartisan podcast about climate issues.
Brandon holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.