WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute today announced the addition of Chad Whiteman as Vice President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing GEI’s engagement with members, Congress and regulatory agencies on emerging clean air policies as well as other energy and environmental issues.
Whiteman has more than two decades of experience working on energy and environmental policy in the public and private sector, including developing and implementing market-based Clean Air Act policies at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as leading executive branch review of top Administration regulatory policies for the White House. He most recently served as deputy chief of the Natural Resources and Environment Branch in the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
“We’re excited to welcome Chad Whiteman to the Global Energy Institute,” said Christopher Guith, Acting President of GEI. “Chad’s extensive experience working on environmental regulatory issues will be a huge asset for the Chamber and our members as we work to ensure a common sense regulatory environment that continues environmental progress while protecting economic growth.”
At the White House, Whiteman was the executive branch lead for the review of regulatory policy priorities across various statutes impacting onshore and offshore oil and gas production, vehicle fuel economy, biofuels, power plant and industrial emissions, energy efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment, refrigerant manufacturing, and other sectors.
Prior to working for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Chad was the Deputy Director of the Institute of Clean Air Companies, the U.S. air pollution control technology association promoting the industry in order to create and maintain vibrant markets for the industry’s products and services. He also worked for EPA, where he implemented and developed parts of several power plant market-based cap-and-trade programs including the Acid Rain Program, NOx Budget Trading Program, Clean Air Interstate Rule, and Clean Air Mercury Rule.