Kevin Knobloch is President of New York OceanGrid, where he brings nearly 40 years of experience in public policy, government, advocacy, management and journalism. Prior to joining Anbaric full-time, Knobloch was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he conducted research on corporate perspectives on clean energy policy and expanding economic development. He has also worked with Anbaric as a senior consultant for offshore wind since September 2017.
In January 2017, Knobloch completed a 3.5-year Obama Administration appointment as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and senior manager for Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Prior to his service at DOE, Knobloch was President of the Union of Concerned Scientists for ten years. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Conservation Programs at the Appalachian Mountain Club, Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO) and Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Ted Weiss (D-NY). He began his career as a newspaper journalist for several publications in Massachusetts, including The Berkshire Eagle.
Knobloch serves on the Board of Directors of Heartland Water Technologies, the Strategic Advisory Board of Phoenix Revolution, and the Advisory Board of the New England Forestry Foundation. His past Board service includes eight years on the Board of Directors of CERES and ten years on the Board of Directors of the Environmental League. Knobloch holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a focus on natural resource economics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.