Christopher Guith is vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. He is responsible for developing the Institute’s policies and initiatives as they apply to the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of the federal and state governments. Previously, Guith served as the deputy assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he developed the administration’s nuclear energy policies and coordinated the Department’s interactions with Congress, stakeholders, and the media. He was also the deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at DOE. While there, Guith was a chief representative of the administration during the drafting and debate of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Earlier in his career, Guith served as Rep. Bob Barr’s legislative director and Congressman Tim Murphy’s counsel and policy advisor. He was also the legislative counsel for the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Guith is a graduate of Syracuse University-College of Law and the University of California-Santa Barbara.