WASHINGTON, D.C. — B&D Consulting announced that Andrew Wheeler has joined the firm as a senior vice president with the energy and climate change practice group which focuses on climate change, energy security and renewable energy issues. He also will advise clients in the surface transportation and infrastructure fields.
“Andrew has been front and center in the public debates over U.S. energy security and environmental and transportation concerns, as well as how to address our nation's critical infrastructure needs,” said Dave Zook, chair of B&D Consulting. “As the emerging economic stimulus legislation highlights, these are areas requiring significant and sustained responses. Andrew’s unparalleled experience in these fields will help our clients participate effectively.”
Wheeler served as staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works before joining B&D Consulting. While at the Committee, he worked on key legislative and policy initiatives, including the Lieberman/Warner Climate Bill and other greenhouse gas and carbon constraint technology related legislation, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Highway Reauthorization Bill of 2005.
Recognized by the National Journal as a Top Congressional Staff Leader in 2005, Wheeler previously served as staff director and counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee for Clean Air, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety, as well as general counsel to U.S. Senator James Inhofe.
Wheeler also worked as a special assistant in the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. His duties included the Toxics Release Inventory, the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Pollution Prevention Act. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law and an M.B.A. from George Mason University School of Business.
B&D Consulting is a national advisory and advocacy firm based in Washington, D.C. since 1985. The firm's professionals serve clients across key sectors, advancing their objectives within increasingly complex policy environments. Whether developing a business or advancing a mission, the B&D Consulting team has the multi-faceted skills to help clients succeed. B&D Consulting is a division of Baker & Daniels LLP, an international law firm with offices in Indiana, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Beijing. For more information, visit www.bakerdconsulting.com