Joshua Freed directs the Clean Energy Program at Third Way. He focuses on the legislative, regulatory, and finance policies and strategies needed to bring about clean energy reform and address climate change. Under Josh’s direction, the Clean Energy Program has helped lead efforts to expand American clean energy innovation and find pragmatic, post-partisan solutions to the energy challenges in the United States. He regularly advises senior federal and state policymakers on clean energy.
Prior to joining Third Way, Josh was a senior staffer on Capitol Hill and served for more than a decade as a strategist for public advocacy, corporate, and political campaigns. Most recently, he was a Vice President at GMMB, a social marketing and advocacy firm, where he advised the senior leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, Josh ran the Washington, D.C. office and served as the chief policy advisor for Representative Rob Andrews, and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Representative Diana DeGette, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Josh graduated from Brandeis University and received a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland-College Park. He has been featured in the media including The Washington Post, NPR, National Journal, POLITICO, The Los Angeles Times and Market Watch.