Shelley Fidler

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Shelley Fidler supports clients operating at the intersection of business and government in areas as diverse as foreign trade, business strategy, government relations, innovative governance, clean air, federal funding, regulatory assistance, thought leadership and visibility for companies at government’s highest levels, and in subject areas such as electricity, utility models, smart grid, hydropower, energy efficiency, clean diesel engines, climate change, carbon capture, clean energy and relationships with regulators and policy makers. Shelley utilizes almost 40 years of Washington experience to assist clients in getting responsive solutions to complex and vexing public policy and regulatory challenges.

She served six years in the Clinton White House with an assignment at the Department of Energy.  Ms. Fidler served twenty years in the U.S. House of Representatives working with former Indiana Representative Philip R. Sharp, finishing her Capitol Hill service as Staff Director at the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

  • Experience
    • Staffs clients in accessing the firm’s deep understanding of the business impacts of specific laws and regulations
    • Secured multi-million dollar tax credit for client’s advance manufacturing facility
    • Provided the contacts and strategy to obtain private letter tax ruling enabling a client to grow its business
    • Navigated difficult politics to free client from costly and unnecessary regulation
    • Assisted client in identifying recipients for multi-million dollar philanthropic grants to transform the energy sector
    • Along with colleagues, created new model for clients to partner with government to develop innovative clean energy technologies
  • Professional Affiliations

    Women's Council on Energy and Environment (WCEE)

    Founder and Member

    Energy and Environmental Study Institute

    Board Member and Treasurer

    Center for Inspired Teaching

    Board Chair

    Keystone Policy Center Energy Board


    Keystone Policy Center, Board of Trustees


    Women's Leadership Council(WLC), Brown University


    Women's Launch Pad, Brown University


  • Awards & Honors
  • Government Service

    White House Climate Change Task Force

    Principal Deputy, 1998-2000

    U.S. Department of Energy

    Senior Advisor, 1998-2000

    Executive Office of the President

    Chief of Staff, Council on Environmental Quality, 1995-1998

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Staff Director, Subcommittee on Energy & Power, Committee on Energy & Commerce, 1993-1995 
    Assistant to the Chairman for Policy, Subcommittee on Fossil & Synthetic Fuels, Subcommittee on Energy & Power, Committee on Energy & Commerce, 1980-1993 
    Chief Legislative Assistant, Congressman Philip Sharp (D-IN), 1975-1980

  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership


Brown University B.A., 1968