Chad S. Whiteman is vice president for environment and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. Whiteman has more than two decades of experience working on energy and environmental policy, including developing and implementing Clean Air Act policies at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as leading executive branch review of top administration regulatory policies for the White House.
Whiteman is a Clean Air Act expert and is responsible for developing the Institute’s clean air policies and strategies as they relate to Congress and the executive branch.
Before joining the Chamber, Whiteman was deputy chief of the Natural Resources and Environment Branch in the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. There, he provided expert input on the prioritization of agency regulatory and deregulatory actions for White House officials across multiple administrations. He was the executive branch lead for the review of regulatory policy priorities across various statutes impacting onshore and offshore oil and gas production, vehicle fuel economy, biofuels, power plant and industrial emissions, energy efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment, refrigerant manufacturing, and other sectors.
Earlier in his career, Whiteman was deputy director of the Institute of Clean Air Companies, the U.S. air pollution control technology association promoting the industry to create and maintain vibrant markets for its products and services. He managed the policy committees establishing the outreach priorities for each committee with industry executives on emerging federal and state regulatory policies.
At EPA, Whiteman developed and implemented parts of several power plant market-based cap-and-trade programs, including the Acid Rain Program, the NOx Budget Trading Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, and the Clean Air Mercury Rule. He was also the lead analyst for a multiagency effort to quantify the potential air quality impacts of increased nuclear generation as one of the initiatives under President George W. Bush’s National Energy Policy.
Whiteman has an M.S. in environmental engineering and a B.S. in civil engineering both from West Virginia University.