Heather Zichal, an operating advisor at Broadscale and an independent energy consultant, serves on the corporate boards of Cheniere and Abengoa Bioenergy, and is a Distinguished Fellow with the Atlantic Council. She also serves as a senior advisor to Sensity and is on the board of The Solar Foundation and Naturevest.
Most recently she served as the Deputy Assistant to President Obama for Energy and Climate Change from 2009-2013. As the administration’s chief architect on energy policy, Heather shaped and executed many of the President’s top priorities, including his comprehensive "Climate Action Plan” and historic new fuel economy standards.
Prior to joining the Administration, Heather served as the Energy and Environmental Policy Director to the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. She was also Senator John Kerry’s Legislative Director and worked in House of Representatives, where she served as Legislative Director for Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rush Holt (D-NJ).
One of the nation's top policy experts, Heather has spoken and written extensively about a broad range of energy and environmental issues, including the complex links between energy security and climate change and the U.S. role in global action.