Former House Floor Manager Named Director at Top Clean Energy & Innovation Advocacy Firm
Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2013) – 38 North Solutions, a Washington, DC-based public policy firm specializing in clean energy and new enterprises, today announced that Isaac Brown, a former floor manager to the House Whip and a public policy advisor at Edwards Wildman, is joining the firm. Brown, whose legislative expertise and personal network of political leaders and staff have been instrumental in the passage of energy and commerce policy, will serve as a Director at 38 North.
“The addition of Isaac Brown firmly positions 38 North as a top choice for clean energy companies and new enterprises seeking public policy support to grow or to protect their business interests,” says Patrick Von Bargen, one of the three founders of 38 North Solutions. “Isaac’s deep understanding of legislative issues, as well as his enthusiasm for promoting clean energy and entrepreneurial ventures, extend both our capabilities and connections in Congress and the Administration.”
Brown previously served as legislative director and floor assistant to House Whip Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and as staff on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under the leadership of Henry Waxman (D-CA). Most recently, at Edwards Wildman, Brown represented corporate, non-profit and government clients on energy, financial services, health, national security, telecommunications and transportation issues. Brown holds an undergraduate degree from Clark University and Master’s in public policy from Brown University.
At 38 North, Brown joins Von Bargen, Jeff Cramer and Katherine Hamilton, formerly of QGA Public Affairs.
Washington, DC-based 38 North Solutions is a newly established public policy firm headed by expert analysts and advocates in the fields of legislative and regulatory policy, energy technology and start-up business models and markets. A leading representative for clean energy companies and new enterprises, 38 North helps clients recognize legislative and regulatory opportunities and threats, then facilitates their participation in the development of well-informed public policy. The firm also represents trade associations and NGOs in the formation of effective coalitions. 38 North takes its name from the shared latitude of Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Bay area, representing the connection of public policy to innovation.