Paul Bledsoe is President of Bledsoe & Associates, LLC, a strategic public and corporate policy firm specializing in national and global communications whose current and former clients include Fortune 50 corporations, major US government agencies, States and universities, leading philanthropic foundations, and top international NGOs in energy, technology and environment.
Paul is also Senior Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center, a leading centrist think tank, co-founded by former Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole, Tom Daschle, Howard Baker and George Mitchell. He serves, in addition, as senior communications strategist and spokesperson for the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of seven top business leaders including Bill Gates and Jeffrey Immelt.
Paul was Senior Policy Advisor on the staff of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Off-Shore Drilling, from its inception in June 2010 to completion of its work in March 2011. From 2002 to 2010, he was Director of Strategy and Communications for the National Commission on Energy Policy.
From 1998-2000, Paul served as Director of Communications of the White House Climate Change Task Force under President Clinton. From 1995 to 1998, Paul was Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Paul served at the U.S. Senate Finance Committee as Communications Director under the chairmanship of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1993 to 1995, and earlier as press secretary and legislative assistant to several members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Oxford University's Centre for the Environment from 2003-2005, and in 2007 was invited to participate in the first-ever thematic debate of the United Nations General Assembly regarding global climate change.
He has been featured on many television and radio programs, including the CNN, BBC World Service Television and Radio, PBS, FOX and National Public Radio, and in leading print outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, Science Magazine, Nature, US News and World Report, and BusinessWeek and the Financial Times.
Paul received a B.A. with honors and an M.A. in English from The Ohio State University. He lives with his wife, Celia Boddington, and their son, Jack, in Arlington, VA.