Michael Parr is a Managing Director of HillStaffer, where he leads public policy and corporate strategic issues initiatives for both NPOs and for-profit entities. Michael has nearly 35 years of experience in the energy and chemical sector within Fortune 500 chemical companies developing effective solutions to complex energy, environmental, sustainability and technology challenges. Most recently, Michael served as Senior Manager of Government Affairs for E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, where he has garnered extensive grants and incentives experience, with numerous relationships with US Congress, White House, and business and NGO stakeholders.
Michael, has broad technical expertise in fossil and clean energy production; consumption and efficiency; greenhouse gas emissions production and mitigation; refrigeration and ozone depleting substances; air, water and waste regulation; toxic substances; science and technology. While at DuPont, Michael has secured over $120M in R&D and pilot facility grants, and represented the company before Congress, White House, Administrative Agencies and other stakeholders on energy, environment, sustainability, science and technology policies.
Michael has worked closely with DOE, EPA, and CEQ on new refrigerant product approvals, testing, and policy, is experienced negotiating IP rights with DOE and ARPA-E, and successfully advocated for inclusion of advanced manufacturing investment tax credits in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He has served on Bipartisan Policy Council’s Energy Task Force that developed comprehensive energy strategy recommendations for the incoming Congress and Administration after the 2012 elections, and is a Founding member of US Climate Action Partnership.
Michael is a former seismologist, developing technical requirements and supervised geophysical data collection for oil and gas exploration, and a former environmental consultant providing technical expertise on water supply and soil and groundwater remediation projects. He holds a B.S. degree in Geology.