Shara Mohtadi is Chief of Staff for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy. As a principal member of the EERE senior leadership team, she leads strategic planning, communications, and the immediate office supporting the Assistant Secretary in advancing the office mission.
Mohtadi has focused her career advising policymakers and international organizations on mitigating climate change and advancing clean energy policies. She most recently led the America’s Pledge initiative and managed grants focused on the coal to clean energy transition in Asia and Australia at Bloomberg Philanthropies. She was a senior advisor for climate and energy policy for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). During the Obama Administration, Mohtadi served as an advisor for the energy and environment portfolio at the White House, in the Office of Management and Budget.