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Brandon Hurlbut

Senior Fellow

Brandon Hurlbut is a Senior Fellow at American Progress.

Hurlbut co-founded Boundary Stone Partners, a newly launched business-advisory firm focused on the intersection between capital markets, technology, and policy. Hurlbut also serves as an advisor to DuSable Capital Management, a private-equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure opportunities; the SfunCube, a solar accelerator; and the Solutions Project, an organization dedicated to making a rapid transition to a clean energy economy.

Hurlbut most recently managed Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz’s transition team and served for two years as the chief of staff to the U.S. Department of Energy. In that capacity, Hurlbut managed the Department of Energy’s principal initiatives and oversaw day-to-day operations for the $27 billion federal agency with a 115,000-person workforce. He initially joined the Department of Energy as deputy chief of staff. Hurlbut spent the first year of the Obama administration serving as the deputy director of Cabinet affairs at the White House, where he was the president’s liaison to the following agencies: Interior, Transportation, Agriculture, Energy, and the EPA. Prior to joining the administration, Hurlbut worked as a senior political staffer on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and his transition team after the election. 
 
Earlier in his career, Hurlbut worked as a corporate attorney in Washington, D.C., at Baker & Daniels LLP. Hurlbut is a veteran of several Democratic campaigns, including citywide, statewide, and presidential campaigns. Hurlbut received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.