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Leadership & Staff

Karen Alderman Harbert is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Institute). Harbert leads the Institute’s efforts to build support for meaningful energy action nationally and internationally through policy development, education, and advocacy.

Christopher Guith is senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). 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. Specifically, Guith leads the development of the Energy Institute’s policies and messaging relating to oil and natural gas and nuclear energy. He led the Chamber’s Shale Works for US campaign, which analyzed and promoted the widespread benefits of shale energy development in America.

Stephen D. Eule is vice president for climate and technology at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Eule is an experienced voice on the nexus between energy, climate change, and technology. He travels around the world to speak with business, governments, think tanks, and the media in a variety of forums.

Matt Koch is a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Koch is responsible for leading the Institute’s efforts to promote and expand support for the development of Canadian oil sands and access to Arctic resources. He is credited for building and managing the Energy Institute’s successful Partnership to Fuel America, a multistate, pro-North-American energy small business advocacy network. Koch also played a role in developing policy recommendations for the Institute’s Energy Works for US platform.

Dan Byers is senior director for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Byers leads the Institute’s efforts to promote and maintain coal’s vital role in America’s energy system.

Heath Knakmuhs is senior director of policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Knakmuhs studies, develops, and communicates strategic energy policies and initiatives with a focus on the electric power sector. He also examines the impact of regulatory action, marketbased factors, and emerging threats on the American electric grid. In addition, Knakmuhs leveraged his policy expertise to help develop content and policy recommendations for the Energy Institute’s platform, Energy Works for US.

Matt Letourneau is senior director of communications and media at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. In this role, he coordinates external communications and strategy and serves as a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber on energy issues in the press.

Susan Forrester is the director of advocacy and outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

Leila Getto is the director of programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

Sara Swabb is the manager of operations and communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.