As a Senior Vice President of the energy and climate change practice group at B&D Consulting, Andrew Wheeler employs his extensive background in energy and environmental policy. He helps lead the firm's practice by advising numerous types of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch involving all aspects of energy and environmental policy.
Wheeler previously served as the Majority Staff Director, Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. In those roles, he worked on every major piece of environmental and energy related legislation over the last decade, including greenhouse gas emissions legislation, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Clear Skies Act and the Clean Air Interstate Rule and the last two Highway Bill reauthorizations.
Prior to his work at the full Senate EPW Committee, Wheeler served in a similar capacity for the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety, under the Subcommittee Chairmanships of both Senators James Inhofe and George Voinovich. He started his career at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. He holds an MBA from George Mason University and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.