Mike Williams is the Deputy Director of the BlueGreen Alliance, overseeing the development of the organization’s policy and legislative agenda, as well as the organization’s revenue and fundraising efforts. Mike previously served as Deputy Director and Vice President for Strategic Development and Director of Legislation and Policy in the BlueGreen Alliance’s Washington, D.C. office, where he led the conception of and advocacy for policy initiatives on Capitol Hill and in states across the country. Mike has an extensive background on issues related to climate change, clean energy, infrastructure, and procurement policies, including overseeing the launch of BGA’s landmark policy initiative “Buy Clean”—a first-of-its-kind policy that was signed into law in California in 2017.
Prior to joining the BlueGreen Alliance, Mike worked for Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), where he handled energy, environmental, and transportation issues. While there, he helped author the Climate MATTERS Act, among the most progressive pieces of climate change legislation at that time. Mike also worked for the National Wildlife Federation, helping launch their environmental education advocacy campaign and assisting with policy and campaigns on energy policy and the Water Resources Development Act.
Mike graduated from The George Washington University with an M.A. in Public Policy, concentrating in Environmental Policy. He received his B.A. from Boston University, where he studied Philosophy and Music.