Dave Banks

Director of D.C. Operations, Alliance of Wise Energy Decisions

A native Southeast Missourian, Dave Banks is a policy advisor to Heartland and the Director of D.C. Operations for the Alliance of Wise Energy Decisions (AWED), an informal coalition of Tea Party activists focused on energy and environment policy.

He helps coordinate AWED’s activity with other Tea Party groups, conservative think tanks and organizations, and other interests, including the private sector. In particular, he works to bridge and integrate state and local advocacy efforts with lobbying campaigns in Washington.

Banks is also a contributor to the Energy Experts Blog at National Journal.