Sue Gander serves as the Energy, Infrastructure & Environment (EIE) director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, which she joined in 2007. Gander directs research, policy analysis and technical assistance to provide governors and their staff with data and guidance on best practices affecting the energy sector, environmental protection, natural resource management, transportation and other infrastructure. EIE sponsors learning networks on: energy, transportation, water, outdoor recreation and nuclear weapons waste clean up. EIE also works closely with state on cross cutting issues such as resiliency and connectivity.
Prior to joining NGA, Gander served as program manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership program, as well as senior policy analyst and government relations director for the Center for Clean Air Policy.
Gander is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional, member of The Keystone Center Energy Board, board liaison of the Institute for Building Technology and Safety and executive group member of the Department of Energy/EPA State Energy Efficiency Action Network.
Gander holds a master’s degree in public policy and a certificate in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University.
She originally hails from Utah.