Brian L. Wolff is Executive Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs at Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and is responsible for managing the Government Relations, Political and External Affairs, and Communications departments for the Institute. These groups are responsible for and integrate EEI’s direct lobbying, grassroots outreach, coalition building, and strategic communications functions. Mr. Wolff’s role is critical in strengthening the issue management process and advocacy efforts of EEI to meet the growing opportunities and challenges facing the electric utility industry. Mr. Wolff is also the Executive Vice President of the Edison Foundation.
Prior to joining EEI in 2009, Mr. Wolff was a strategist for the U.S. House of Representatives and served under former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Robert T. Matsui (D-CA), Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). He also served as finance and taxation legislative aide to former Senator David H. Pryor (D-AR). Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, he worked in business development at Cassidy & Associates and as an advisor to countless state and federal campaigns. He began his career in Washington as a producer and copy editor for the Washington Bureau of Cable News Network (CNN).
Mr. Wolff is an Arkansas native. He earned a BA from the University of Arkansas with a major in Economics and a minor in Journalism and completed the Senior Executive Program from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business in 2014. In addition, he completed the Mastering Negotiations Program in Executive Education at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Wolff is a Certified Association Executive and was named one of CEO Update’s Top Lobbyists of 2013 and Association TRENDS 2013 Lobbyist of the Year. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Public Affairs Institute Board of Directors, and the Ambassadors Ball Committee of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Mr. Wolff serves as Co-Chair of the Stanford Professionals in Energy alumni group and on the boards of the Capital Area REACH program and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Institute Executive Committee.