Dave Conover is Senior Vice President at Grayling. He has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, having served in both the federal executive and legislative branches, as well as in the private sector at a major corporation. His executive branch service was as acting assistant secretary and principal deputy assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the Department of Energy, as well as the director of the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program. In Congress, Conover was staff director & chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Earlier, Conover was with CH2M-Hill and had extensive experience in the environmental law and management fields. He holds a J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.