Senior Policy Analyst, National Governors Association’s Environment, Energy, and Transportation Division
Tom Simchak is a senior policy analyst in the National Governors Association’s Environment, Energy, and Transportation Division where he supports state policymaking and capacity building in a number of areas of energy policy. These include grid modernization, power sector resilience, and offshore wind.
Prior to joining NGA, Tom advised the British government on US energy and environmental policy issues including climate change, offshore wind, and nuclear energy, among other topics, and led expertise and information sharing programs. He has been involved in various clean energy policy issues at a number of DC organizations, including the Center for Clean Air Policy, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Alliance to Save Energy, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. His work has addressed a range of clean energy and climate policy issues.
He has a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and a Master of Letters in Geography from the University of Oxford, where he researched social and cultural impacts of North Sea oil development in Shetland, a Scottish island community. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in Ohio.