Carol Browner is a Senior Counselor of Albright Stonebridge Group, providing strategic counsel to clients in the areas of environmental protection, energy conservation, climate change, water security and resource scarcity. Drawing on her experience as President Obama’s most senior advisor on energy and climate change, and as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for two terms under President Clinton, Ms. Browner advises clients on corporate responsibility, market access, addressing political and regulatory risks, and developing strategic partnerships and business relationships.
In the first term of the Obama Administration, Ms. Browner served as Assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy. In that role she oversaw the coordination of environmental, energy, climate, transport, and related policy across the federal government. During her tenure, the White House secured the largest investment ever in clean energy and established the national car policy that included both new automobile fuel efficiency standards and first ever greenhouse gas reductions. Previously, Ms. Browner was a founding principal of The Albright Group LLC from 2001 to 2008.
For both terms of the Clinton Administration, Ms. Browner served as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As administrator, she adopted the most stringent air pollution standards in our nation’s history; set, for the first time, a fine particle clean air standard; and spearheaded the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Food Quality Protection Act. She was known for working with both environmentalists and industry to set scientific-based public health protections while providing businesses important flexibility in how to meet those standards. She worked across the agency to ensure a focus on protecting the most vulnerable, particularly children.
Before joining the Clinton Administration, Ms. Browner served as Secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida, where she launched the largest ecological restoration project ever attempted in the United States to restore the natural flow of water to the Everglades.
Ms. Browner currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow and a member of the Executive Committee at the Center for American Progress. She is also on the Board of the League of Conservation Voters, on the Bloomberg Government Advisory Board, and an independent director on the Bunge Limited Board of Directors.
Ms. Browner earned her B.A. and a law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville.