Carla Frisch

US Department of Energy (DOE), Acting Executive Director and Principal Deputy Director, Office of Policy

Carla Frisch’s Biography

Carla Frisch is the Acting Executive Director and Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Policy; she has served in this capacity since February, 2021.  

As the leader of the DOE Office of Policy, Frisch is on point for domestic energy and climate policy. She works closely with the White House and Capitol Hill. She previously led the US Program at Rocky Mountain Institute, focusing on state, city, and business climate action. Before joining RMI, Frisch worked at the U.S. Department of Energy for ten years under three different administrations. She directed policy and analysis offices focused on climate and environment, energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and electricity systems. Frisch has worked extensively on climate vulnerabilities and solutions, including on the National Climate Assessment and US Midcentury Strategy. She holds an MEM from Duke University and is an Associate Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University.