07/15/10

Floyd DesChamps Joins Alliance as New Senior Vice President of Policy and Research

This week, the Alliance welcomed its new Senior Vice President of Policy and Research Floyd DesChamps.

Floyd will collaborate with President Kateri Callahan, the Board of Directors and Alliance staff to further develop and refine the Alliance’s portfolio of policy initiatives. He will also serve as a spokesperson for the Alliance before government legislative, executives and regulatory bodies at both federal and state levels and manage the eight-member Policy & Research Team.

Says Alliance President Kateri Callahan of Floyd’s appointment, "We are thrilled to have Floyd at the helm of our Research and Policy Team, especially during this critical time for U.S. energy policy. His deep knowledge of energy and climate legislation and federal energy programs will be most valuable as the Alliance navigates the path towards a more energy-efficient future."

Prior to joining the Alliance, Floyd was president at the Desner Group, an international consulting firm, where he worked as the U.S. Director of the GLOBE (Global Legislators Organization) International developing and supporting consensus positions among G20 legislators and parliamentarians on global environmental issues.

In addition to his environmental expertise, Floyd has extensive experience with government institutions. He worked as a senior advisor on climate change for the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from 1997 through 2009, where his work focused on such issues as federal research and development, government and commercial space development, technology transfer and climate change. He also co-drafted the Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act (McCain-Lieberman Climate Change Bill).

Floyd spent seven years working for the U.S. Department of Energy in several different capacities, including program manager at the Office of Science and Technology, Office of Environmental Management.

Floyd has a master of science in engineering management from the University of Maryland University College and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Says Floyd, "Joining the Alliance is an excellent opportunity and I look forward to leading the Research and Policy team in helping the organization fulfill its mission for advancing energy efficiency while moving our nation toward a more sustainable energy future.