ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Carol Browner

Carol Browner

Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change,
Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy

Carol Browner (born December 16, 1955) is an American lawyer, environmentalist, and businesswoman, who is Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change and Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the Obama Administration. Browner previously served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration.

Browner grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Florida College of Law. After working for the Florida House of Representatives, she was employed by Citizen Action in Washington, D.C. She became a legislative assistant for Senators Lawton Chiles and Al Gore. Browner then headed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from 1991 to 1993.

She was the longest-serving administrator in the history of the EPA, staying through both terms of the Clinton presidency. Following that, she became a founding member of the Albright Group and Albright Capital Management during the 2000s. She also served on a number of boards of directors and committees dealing with environmental issues. She assumed her new post in the Obama administration in January 2009.

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