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Robert O’Keefe

Vice President

Robert O’Keefe has served as Vice President of HEI for more than 25 years and more recently, President of HEI Energy. He provides leadership for the Institute’s major programs, including its core research and Global Health programs as well as its Energy program. He leads the Institute’s engagement with the U.S. Congress and other domestic and international regulatory bodies, including providing testimony and regular briefings. A regular speaker at leading domestic and international science and policy forums, he has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, the Times of India, and other prominent news organizations. Prior to joining HEI, he served as Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He served as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Act Advisory Committee and Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee. He is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Clean Air Asia.