Tom Carlson is AEE’s Government Affairs Policy Associate. Tom works with business leaders and partner organizations to promote state and federal policies that grow the advanced energy market. He recently served as the Maryland Campaign Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and helped to successfully enact landmark legislation to support the state’s first offshore wind farm. He has over a decade experience in education and advocacy, including policy development, lobbying, coalition building, and media relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Macalester College and a master’s degree in education from American University.