Sarah Venuto
Sarah Venuto

Sarah Venuto, director of external affairs at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will join Cornerstone Government Affairs on Feb. 1, 2023.

At the FERC, Venuto dealt with issues related to climate change, environmental injustice, transmission policy and pipeline permitting.

She also was the FERC’s liaison to the White House, EPA and Interior/Energy Depts.

Prior to her FERC post, Venuto was VP-public policy at Duke Energy, where she advanced its net zero carbon and methane emissions goals; chief counsel to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV); head of federal government affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance and government relations director at CenterPoint Energy.

Geoff Gonella, Cornerstone president, said Venuto’s service on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch and with major entities throughout the energy industry "will add immediate value to our clients and the firm.”