Dan Byers

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Vice President, Policy, U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute

Dan Byers is vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute with a focus on environmental and regulatory issues, Byers develops and implements strategies in support of the Institutes broader education and advocacy efforts. Byers brings nearly two decades of public policy experience to his work directing the Institute in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry. He frequently speaks and writes on energy policy and environmental regulatory issues and has been published in a number of prominent outlets.

Before joining the Chamber, Byers was staff director of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee for the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Byers work on the subcommittee focused on revitalizing oversight of EPA, including development and execution of strategies to reform and improve the agency’s regulatory science activities.

During the second term of the George W. Bush administration, Byers served as deputy to the associate director for technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where he oversaw policy development and coordination associated with a broad suite of technology issues. From 2007 to 2009, he also worked for the White House National Economic Council, leading the development and coordination of telecommunications policy for the Bush administration. Previously, Byers held a variety of positions in the House of Representatives, including staff director of the House Science Committee Subcommittee on Research from 2003–2005. He began his career on Capitol Hill in 2000 in the office of Congressman Nick Smith (R-MI).

Byers holds an M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in crop and soil environmental sciences from Virginia Tech. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and two sons.

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