Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller
Past President
Partner, Forbes-Tate Partners

A highly respected energy and environmental expert with 16 years of corporate, regulatory, and congressional experience, Rachel Miller is a Partner at Forbes Tate Partners. She leads the firm’s energy practice.

Rachel joined the firm as a Senior Vice President in 2012 – providing clients with unique government relations strategies, coalition management, third party outreach and deep ties within Executive Branch agencies and throughout Capitol Hill. In today’s budget-focused times, her deep knowledge of the federal appropriations and budget processes has proven to be an invaluable asset. She has helped countless clients secure large Department of Energy grants – which, in turn, enable their projects to move forward.

Prior to joining Forbes Tate Partners, Rachel served as Vice President of Energy and Environment Practice at Capitol Solutions. Before that, she worked on mandatory climate change legislation and policies to support low-carbon power, as Director of Federal Affairs for BP America. There, she co-founded the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Contact Group and managed BP’s legislative agenda within the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP).

Rachel also served for nearly four years as Legislative Assistant to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, as a policy advisor on energy, transportation, and agriculture issues. While on Senator Feinstein’s staff, she drafted legislation that laid the groundwork for the first statutory increase in fuel economy standards adopted since 1975. She played a key role in drafting energy market transparency legislation that was eventually incorporated as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. Rachel also served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), where she focused on energy policy, the environment, and education issues.

Rachel is a past President and founder of the DC Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. Born and raised in New York, she received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.

She and her husband live in Chevy Chase, Maryland with their twin boys.

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