Jonathan Levy, former deputy chief of staff at the Department of Energy and policy adviser to then-Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., has left the administration for the private sector.
He is officially joined Vision Ridge Partners as director of policy and strategy on July 1, where he will focus on investments in clean technology and related markets. Levy will split his time between Washington, D.C., and the company's headquarters in Boulder, Colo., with some additional travels along the way. "I've been a problem solver my whole career, and I'm excited about working with a great team that is committed to showing how clean energy is a great investment," Levy said. He left the Energy Department in June and started at Vision Ridge on July 1.
In his previous stints at the Energy Department, Levy served as deputy assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs, as well as chief of staff to the deputy secretary. He also served as a detailee to the White House Domestic Policy Council and National Security Council working on energy issues.
A native of Chicago, where Emanuel is now mayor, he graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a degree in political science.
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