Robert E. Heiler

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Robert E. Heiler, Vice President—Communications GWEST.

"Mr. Heiler currently serves as Vice President for Communications and Board Member of GWEST, LLC (Global Water & Energy Strategy Team). Mr. Heiler is a co-founder of GWEST, whose principal business is providing energy security policy analysis and business development consulting services to energy companies, financial institutions, and foreign governments.

"Mr. Heiler serves GWEST as the Executive Editor of FirstInsight, a quarterly publication produced in conjunction with FirstEnergy Capital Corp. of Calgary focused on the geopolitics of the world energy market. Prior to founding GWEST in 2002, Mr. Heiler was Executive Director of a Washington-based public policy institute focusing on U.S. energy security, geopolitics and missile defense. He organized the January, 2002 Washington symposium, African Oil: A Priority for U.S. National Security and African Development. Mr. Heiler also was Secretary General of the African Oil Policy Initiative Group (AOPIG), which produced a White Paper of the same title enthusiastically accepted by five Members of Congress and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy Vickie Bailey. He also headed the institute’s Strategic Fellows Program, placing research assistants in Congressional offices and overseeing their activities there. Before receiving that position, Mr. Heiler had been a fellow in that same program, working in the offices of Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Senator Robert Smith (R-NH), focused on issues relating to Africa and to the U.S. Air Force.

"Mr. Heiler has also worked on speeches and policy documents for Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, a candidate for U.S. Senate, and Lynn Swann, a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1994 from Arizona State University with a B.A. in English." [1]

  • Former Executive Director, IASPS

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  1. Robret E. Heiler, GWEST, accessed February 17, 2010.