CRES Welcomes Energy Expert Richard Campbell as Vice President of Policy & Research

WASHINGTON—Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) announced Richard Campbell has been hired as Vice President of Policy and Research. In this role, he will lead CRES’ policy team to develop actionable energy and climate policy solutions for federal lawmakers that advance the organization’s mission to support the U.S. economy and lower global emissions.  

“I am delighted to welcome Richard to the CRES team,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “His extensive experience in energy policy and advocacy will be an invaluable asset as we work to transform CRES into a policy powerhouse in the clean energy and climate space.”  

“It is a privilege to join CRES as the Vice President of Policy and Research,” said Campbell. “I have spent my career researching and implementing responsible energy policy, and I look forward to utilizing my expertise to develop CRES’ policy priorities that promote commonsense, conservative solutions to our country’s most pressing climate issues.” 

Campbell has over three decades of experience in energy policy, technology innovation, and advocacy. Prior to joining CRES, he spent over a decade at the Congressional Research Service, advising Congress on energy policy and technology issues and authoring reports on clean energy, hydrogen production, and energy storage. Campbell also served for several years at the National Academy of Sciences managing studies evaluating clean energy and energy efficiency programs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Among other career assignments, he served as a director of federal government affairs at PPL Corporation, a major public utility, and with the American Forest and Paper Association as director of energy and technology. 

Campbell started his career with the Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation, an architect-engineering firm in the nuclear power industry. He received a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. He also has an MBA degree focused on international business from the Keller Graduate School of Management. 


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