Joshua Freed directs the Clean Energy Initiative at Third Way. He focuses on the policies and strategies needed to bring about clean energy reform and to address climate change. Prior to joining Third Way, Mr. Freed served for more than a decade as a political strategist for national, federal and local campaigns and was a senior staffer on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he was a Vice President at GMMB, where he was part of the media team for Obama for America and advised the senior leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Freed also was the communications director for the Obama Colorado caucus campaign and advised the Obama for Colorado campaign in the general election. Previously, Mr. Freed ran the Washington, D.C. office and served as the chief policy advisor for Representative Rob Andrews, and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Representative Diana DeGette, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Mr. Freed graduated from Brandeis University and received a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland-College Park. He has been featured in the media including National Journal, Politico, The Los Angeles Times, Denver Post,Market Watch and Fox Business News.