Cole Simons

Chief of Staff and Policy Analyst


Cole is the Chief of Staff to Rich Powell and a Policy Analyst. As Chief of Staff, Cole focuses on organization development and bridging policy analysis and external advocacy. In his Policy Analyst role, his portfolio includes issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state electricity and energy programs, federal technology to market initiatives, and international financing tools like the International Development Finance Corporation and the Export-Import Bank.

Prior to joining ClearPath, Cole was a Strategy Director at Majority Strategies where he managed direct mail, digital and mobile advertising plans for over 100 political campaigns nationwide.

While studying at UNC, his academic research included nuclear security and sustainable development.


B.A. in Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, B.A. in Peace, War and Defense from UNC-Chapel Hill

Area of Expertise

Strategy and Project Management