Jeffrey Clark, President
Jeff Clark has worked within the public affairs arena for nearly 30 years in both public and private capacities. With experience extending from the nation’s statehouses to the nation’s capital, he has developed a unique expertise, revitalizing and rebuilding governmental affairs teams to efficiently and aggressively deliver results for their clients.
Jeff manages The Alliance’s team of technical and policy experts working to educate the public and lawmakers on renewable energy and to support state policies that will facilitate wind, solar, and energy storage development and integration.
Prior to joining the Alliance, he was Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs at The American Electronics Association (AeA/TechAmerica) where helped to develop and implement the organization’s technology-focused “innovation agenda” in the states. He also directed the group’s electronics recycling, manufacturing materials innovation, and energy infrastructure programs.
Previously, he headed the regional office of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), representing small business owners before lawmakers in the states and in Washington, DC. Recognized for his work promoting free enterprise, he was twice appointed by the George W. Bush Administration to serve on the United States Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council, which he co-chaired.
He learned his business as a principal at Public Strategies, Inc. (now Hill+Knowlton Strategies) where he managed research, public policy initiatives, media, and crisis communications for clients of the firm.
Jeff is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where he studied Political Science and studied Energy Policy and Climate Science at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.