Heidi Sickler is the Leadership Group’s Director of Energy and Environmental Policy. Every day, Heidi brings our electric vehicle future closer by working with member companies to advance effective legislation. In service of California’s green energy leadership, Heidi also works with members on distributed energy resources (DERs) and property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing.
Heidi grew up in Southern California and has a deep understanding of the issues that matter most to Californians, including clean air, energy and water. She worked on Capitol Hill, serving three Members of Congress, and in the City of Los Angeles, supporting Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and in the City of San José, supporting Councilmember Raul Peralez. She has also worked on three presidential campaigns and two Democratic National Conventions. Heidi has won the Livable Streets Government Worker of the Year Award and the American Planning Association Hard Won Victory Award, both for efforts to improve sustainable transportation in Los Angeles, and for spearheading LA’s inaugural CicLAvia event. Heidi has also taught at LA’s leading charter schools, and is an alum of Carleton College, Harvard University and Loyola Marymount University.