Mr. Heitz has been a leader and innovator in advancing sustainable energy for 30 years. He co-founded the Energy Foundation in January 1991, and served as President/CEO from 2002 through 2018. He helped found Energy Foundation China in 1999 and led its growth from 2002 through 2018. Mr. Heitz helped found numerous new NGOs and energy programs at existing NGOs. He also launched EF’s C4 lobbying arm, now called Energy Action Fund, and created the first major strategic communications program on clean energy.