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Energy & Environment

energy and environment Environmental regulations and environmental policy are critically important to business success. Michael Best Strategies has strong expertise in air, water and land use regulations and policy, as well as a reputation for assisting innovators. We also maintain the relationships necessary to efficiently work toward quicker approvals. The Michael Best Strategies team is so committed to the full gamut of energy concerns that we publish a weekly newsletter devoted to the topic.

Meet Our Energy & Environment Team

Rob Marchant
President and Partner
Rob’s Bio

Jeff Hartley
Jeff’s Bio

Andrew Hitt
Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Andrew’s Bio

Nathan Houdek
Nathan’s Bio

Abby Walsh
Abby’s Bio

Jeff Thormodsgaard
Jeff’s Bio

Karen Timberlake
Karen’s Bio

Denise Bode
Denise’s Bio

Sarah Helton
Sarah’s Bio

Ross Romero
Senior Advisor
Ross’s Bio

Stephanie Vojas
Stephanie’s Bio

Beth Cubriel
Beth’s Bio

Alex Hayes
Senior Associate
Alex’s Bio

Travis Shea
Senior Associate
Travis’s Bio

Kevin Swanson
Senior Associate
Kevin’s Bio

Alex Nichols
Legislative Assistant
Alex’s Bio

Patrick Firth
Legislative Assistant
Patrick’s Bio

Evan Zeppos
Principal and Senior Affairs Advisor
Evan’s Bio

J.B. Van Hollen
Senior Advisor
J.B.’s Bio

Robert Gross
Senior Advisor
Robert’s Bio

Tyler Foti
Senior Associate
Tyler’s Bio

Mickey Foti
Mickey’s Bio



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