Vice President and Policy Counsel, Global Energy Institute
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Heath Knakmuhs is Vice President and Policy Counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. In that role, he 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, market-based factors and emerging threats to the American electric grid. Heath is the institute’s lead on electric generation, transmission, and distribution, and power market issues before Congress, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholder groups. Prior to the Chamber, Knakmuhs headed the Washington, D.C., office and served on the executive team of the American Transmission Company. He was the company’s primary liaison with members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill, and with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Heath spent eight years practicing regulatory and appellate law for the global law firm Morgan Lewis in its Washington, D.C., office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University and a juris doctor from Boston University School of Law.