Senior Director of Public Policy and Deputy General Counsel
Melissa oversees EBCE’s participation in regulatory proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and California Independent System Operator (CAISO) on strategic issues that affect EBCE. She works closely with EBCE’s lobbying firm on California legislative matters that impact EBCE. Melissa has ten years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining the EBCE team, Melissa led a team of regulatory case managers at PG&E. She previously led greenhouse gas commercial strategy and cap-and-trade procurement efforts and negotiated long-term electric power purchase agreements. She began her career in the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Bureau of Land Management and the State Department, and as a civil servant at the Office of Management and Budget. Melissa holds a B.A. in Environmental Sciences from U.C. Berkeley, a Juris Doctor from Columbia University, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of the State Bar of California.