Roger Ballentine is the Founder and President of Green Strategies, Inc. He advises and represents businesses, associations, government agencies and non-profit entities on domestic and international public policy issues and business strategies, focusing on energy, environmental and conservation matters.
He was a senior member of the White House staff, serving President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and as Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives. In these capacities, he directed the Administration's efforts on climate change, represented the President in numerous international meetings and negotiations, participated at the highest levels in the development and implementation of energy, clean air and other environmental policy, and advised the President on federal lands and coastal protection policies. Prior to being named Deputy Assistant to the President, he was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, where he focused on energy and environment issues.
Ballentine served as Senior Advisor for Energy and Environmental Policy with the John Kerry for President and Kerry-Edwards Campaigns.
Prior to his White House and presidential campaign roles, he was a partner at the Washington law firm of Patton, Boggs L.L.P. and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He has served as Special Counsel to the Democratic Leadership in the House of Representatives, and he has published a number of articles and opinion pieces in nationally recognized publications and been a frequent television and radio guest commentator.
Ballentine is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Harvard Law School, and is a member of the Connecticut, District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court bars. He serves on the Boards of the American Council for Renewable Energy, the American Bird Conservancy, the Biomass Energy Resource Center, the Solar Electric Light Fund, and the Keystone Energy Board. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C., where he works to develop cutting edge, third way approaches to public policy challenges in the areas of energy, conservation and the environment.
He speaks on energy, global warming, clean air, and the public policy and political dimensions of a wide range of environmental and conservation issues.
Video clips of several interviews and a business video featuring Roger Ballentine are available here, and several articles are available here. For information about his speaking topics, fees and availability, please call 408-865-0888, or send us an email message here.
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