Ben Finzel, who served in the Clinton Administration's Dept. of Energy, has launched RenewPR, an energy and environmental PR firm.

ben finzelHe served as legislative director for New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson, whom Clinton tapped as Energy Secretary.

Finzel went on to hold the communications director job for DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The 25 year-plus veteran of Edelman, FleishmanHillard and Widmeyer Communications also was press secretary for Congressman Tim Valentine and executive VP at Glen Echo Group, a PR boutique.

Finzel's goal is to restore "common sense to communications" for companies, alliances, foundations and NGO clients.

He says RenewPR will offer "simple, direct advice from creative, knowledgeable and committed counselors unencumbered by bureaucracy and process."