Brandon Hurlbut is a leader on climate policy, finance, technology, advocacy, law, politics, and media. He served in the Obama Administration as US Department of Energy Chief of Staff and in the White House as the President’s liaison to the energy and environment cabinet agencies. Brandon provided leadership and counsel to the White House and Cabinet Secretaries during high profile initiatives and challenges including 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. At the DOE, Brandon served on the investment committee for its $38 billion clean energy fund.
After public service, he co-founded Boundary Stone Partners, a government affairs firm and is a Senior Advisor to Energy Technology Partners, which is investing in companies with products, services or technologies serving the renewable energy, power, energy storage, energy efficiency, environmental, and transportation sectors.
Brandon serves on the board of directors to 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 has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.