Brandon Audap
Brandon Audap

Brandon Audap, who was director of federal affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Assn., has shifted to Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions as VP-government relations.

He has more than 15 years of experience in advocating for renewable and energy efficiency policies. He also worked for the National Roofing Contractors Assn. and on the tax staff of then-House Ways and Means Committee chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA).

CRES says it’s a grassroots organization formed in 2013 to engage Republican lawmakers about “commonsense and conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.”

It wants to give Americans new choices in energy resources including wind, solar, natural gas, nuclear, hydro and geothermal.

Heather Reams, executive director of CRES, began her more than 25-year public affairs career as staffer for Republican politicos Senator Bob Smith (NH) and Congressman Gerald Weller (IL).

She worked as chief communications officer at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, associate director of communications for the Assn. of American Educators and did stints at Dezenhall Resources, Brunswick Group and Powell Tate.