Energy Advocacy Veteran Amy Farrell Joins CRES as Senior Vice President of Government & Public Affairs

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today announced seasoned communications and energy policy expert Amy Farrell has been tapped to serve as senior vice president of government & public affairs. As senior vice president of government & public affairs at CRES, Farrell will guide CRES policy direction and advocacy—overseeing all program delivery and leading communications, government relations, research and policy development. 

“Amy Farrell’s unmatched experience in successfully advancing energy policies through advocacy campaigns and her experience managing government and public affairs teams makes her a valuable addition to the CRES team,” said Heather Reams, President of CRES. “Amy is well-known and respected for her extensive knowledge of energy and climate issues and regulatory policy. She is a strategic leader with tactical skills who has already hit the ground running to elevate CRES’ mission to promote all-of-the-above, commonsense policy solutions to our country’s most pressing energy and climate issues. I am thrilled to have Amy join CRES and look forward to working with her as we continue to push for American energy independence through clean energy innovation.”  

Farrell brings to CRES years of experience serving the energy industry. Her career highlights include time at American Clean Power (formerly known as the American Wind Energy Association), American Petroleum Institute, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, and ExxonMobil.  

Prior to joining the private sector, Farrell spent nearly a decade in public service. Beginning as a regulatory policy analyst in the Office of Management and Budget, Farrell went on to serve in senior roles in the Bush Administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the White House National Economic Council.  

“Amy Farrell’s accomplishments in both the public and private sectors to advance climate and energy policy is truly impressive,” said CRES Board Member Micah Yousefi. “The CRES Board is pleased to welcome Amy and we look forward to working with her to engage Republican lawmakers and the public on the benefits of conservative energy solutions.” 

“Having known Amy since the start of her career and served with her in the Bush Administration, I’m thrilled to once again to team up with her. Amy is widely respected for her strategic thinking, in-depth knowledge of issues, and her ability to navigate the policy and political landscape.  She will be a tremendous asset to CRES as they continue to elevate the efforts by Republicans to lower global emissions and enhance energy security through commonsense solutions,” said Marty Hall, CRES Forum Senior Policy Fellow and Republican strategist. 

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Farrell also holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University. 



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