Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum today announced Martin (Marty) Hall, former Republican Staff Director for the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, will become a Senior Policy Fellow for the organization beginning January 16, 2022. This is the second CRES Policy Fellowship to be awarded since the program was created last year.
“There is incredible energy coming from conservative policymakers engaging on environmental issues, and Republicans are advancing pro-growth climate change policies like never before,” said Heather Reams, President of CRES Forum. “Much of this is thanks to Marty’s substantial contributions during his time at the House Climate Committee as the Republican Staff Director–working closely with Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA). The CRES Forum Policy Fellowship was created so we can tap into this well of conservative climate policy experts and help cultivate and advance new ones.”
“CRES Forum is glad to have Marty join as a Senior Policy Fellow,” said Reams. “Marty brings with him vast experience in energy issues with service in both the House and Senate, the George W. Bush Administration and the private sector. His expertise will be invaluable to CRES Forum as we develop opportunities to educate policymakers and the public on durable clean energy solutions that reflect true conservative principles.”
“While it was a difficult decision to leave the House Select Committee, I look forward to new challenges ahead,” said Hall. “CRES Forum is an outstanding organization and a major force on energy and climate policy. Working with CRES Forum to advance a practical and solutions-oriented agenda is a tremendous opportunity. As much as will I miss public service, in particular working for Ranking Member Garret Graves, I am honored to be a part of the CRES effort.”
Those admitted to the CRES Forum Policy Fellowship have demonstrated expertise in public policy, climate science, and strategic communications of conservative issues. In March 2021, CRES Forum named George David (Dave) Banks as its inaugural policy fellow. As the program’s second fellow, Hall will advise the organization on federal policy, communications, and external stakeholder relationships.
Prior to serving as the Minority Staff Director for the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Hall was Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies. Previously, he worked as a vice president at FirstEnergy–one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utility companies–and served in senior positions in both the White House and United States Senate.
CRES Forum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501c(3) organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about clean energy and climate change.