David Holt, Ex-Officio

David Holt has served as President of Consumer Energy Alliance since January 2006.

David has almost 30 years of experience working for state and federal agencies and Congress, and directing outreach and advocacy efforts.  David founded what became HBW Resources in 2005 in order to provide counsel and guidance to companies regarding governmental and industry energy initiatives, including issues related to energy security, exploration and production, advanced technologies, air quality and refining.  Previously, David served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Hart Energy Services; Senior Legal & Energy Counsel to Chairman James E. Nugent of the Texas Railroad Commission; Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee; and in public affairs to the U.S. Department of State.

He currently serves as President of Consumer Energy Alliance, a trade association that focuses on expanding the dialogue between the energy sector and the rest of the economy. With more than 280 corporate members and 450,000-plus individual members representing every sector of the U.S. economy, Consumer Energy Alliance has become the “voice of the energy consumer.”

With regional and state chapters in 20 states throughout the nation, from Florida to Alaska, CEA is leader in helping to shape broad consensus in support of sensible, pro-economic growth energy policies utilizing an “all of the above” approach. CEA maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill and in the states, meeting regularly with the Administration, Congress and Governors on issues that impact energy consumers.

David regularly authors op-eds and appears in national media outlets. He is a frequent speaker at national energy forums, has testified before Congress and is regularly sought out by policymakers and business leaders.

David serves as a founding Board Member of the Consumer Energy Education Foundation and a member of the Board of Trusties of the St. Anne Catholic Foundation. He is also Managing Director of HBW Resources, a strategic planning consultancy. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association.

David and his wife, Maureen, have three children and reside in Houston, Texas.