Former Legislative Director for Rep. Bill Johnson Joins ClearPath

ClearPath also adds CCUS Policy Advisor from energy policy consulting firm Adamantine

Washington, DC – Thursday, April 18, 2024 – Sam Hattrup, former Legislative Director for Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), joined ClearPath as Government Affairs Director. Rep. Johnson served as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing and Critical Materials, and Hattrup was responsible for driving the Chairman's legislative and oversight agenda on E&C.

“Sam drove a lot of the policies for technologies that ClearPath supports from American nuclear competitiveness to LNG exports, and we're excited to have him on the team,” said Chris Tomassi, Head of Government Affairs, ClearPath. “His decade of experience on Capitol Hill and his dedication to our mission makes him a staple addition to our government affairs team.”

In this role, Hattrup will be an educational resource for Members and staff in the House of Representatives who are working to develop and advance innovative policies to reduce emissions while bringing down energy costs for their constituents and creating sustainable, well-paying American jobs.

ClearPath also welcomed Kelsey Grant as Policy Advisor overseeing the carbon capture, utilization and storage portfolio. Grant comes to ClearPath from Adamantine Energy, where she worked with oil and gas companies, utilities, and low-carbon energy developers to create and implement pragmatic decarbonization and risk mitigation strategies.

Prior to ClearPath, Hattrup served as Rep. Johnson's policy lead on both the Environment and Energy Subcommittees, working on a wide array of issues, including critical minerals, American nuclear competitiveness, LNG exports and electric reliability, while conducting rigorous oversight of the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. Hattrup also worked in Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) office.

Hattrup joins ClearPath’s reputable team of seasoned government affairs experts, including Head of Government Affairs Chris Tomassi, Managing Director Colleen Moss, Manager Taylor Childress, Advisor Amanda Sollazzo and Associate Mallory Shaevsky.

Grant joins ClearPath’s dedicated carbon management team including Senior Program Director Hillary O’Brien, Senior Program Manager Savita Bowman, Program Manager Karen Obenshain, Senior Advisor Casey Kelly and Senior Advisor Jasmine Yu.

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ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance policies that accelerate innovations to reduce and remove global energy emissions. To advance that mission, we develop cutting-edge policy solutions on clean energy and industrial innovation. An entrepreneurial, strategic nonprofit, ClearPath (501(c)(3)) collaborates with public and private sector stakeholders on innovations in nuclear energy, carbon capture, hydropower, natural gas, geothermal, energy storage, and heavy industry to enable private-sector deployment of critical technologies. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter: @ClearPathAction