About Us

Meet The Team

Our team brings decades of top-level government and business experience across the broad spectrum of energy technologies and challenges. Our leaders are respected across the political spectrum for developing government policies in partnership with industry and academia to propel innovation and attract transformative energy investment.

Ernest J. Moniz, Principal of EJM Associates

Ernest J. Moniz

Principal of EJM Associates

As the 13th Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz advanced energy technology innovation, produced policy proposals that attracted bipartisan support, implemented legislation, and negotiated the historic Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State. At the 21st Annual Conference of the Parties (COP21) he was a key architect of Mission Innovation and of the U.S.’s role in the Paris Agreement. Moniz is currently a Professor Emeritus at MIT and special advisor to the MIT president. He is also founding President and CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative and EFI Foundation, think tanks that drives innovation in technology and policy development to address climate change, create jobs, and enhance global energy access and security.

Joseph S. Hezir, Principal of EJM Associates

Joseph S. Hezir

Principal of EJM Associates

EJM Principal Joe Hezir previously served as chief financial officer and senior advisor to then-Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. As CFO, he managed a $30 billion DOE budget. Hezir also served as chair of the Loan Program Risk Committee, vice chair of the Credit Review Board, and member of the DOE Operating Committee, the Energy Council, and the Cyber Council. Prior to joining DOE, Hezir was a senior member of the MIT Energy Initiative. From 1992 to 2014, Hezir co-founded and served as managing partner of the EOP Group, Inc. and Executive Vice President of EOP Education, LLC and EOP Foundation, Inc.

Jordan Gallagher, Senior Corporate Relations Manager

Jordan Gallagher

Senior Corporate Relations Manager

Jordan Gallagher, Senior Corporate Relations Manager, provides project management, outreach, and analytical support across EJM’s client portfolio. She works with EJM’s principals to develop strategy and analysis for clients and manages contributions of research staff. She also liaises with prospective clients and manages EJM’s corporate speaking engagements. Prior to joining EJM in 2021, Gallagher held various positions in government and nonprofit sectors and served as a Harold H. and Reba Martin Endowed Fellow at Rutgers University, where she earned a master’s in public policy degree in 2020. Gallagher received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Michael Downey

Senior Advisor

Michael Downey joined EJM as a Senior Advisor in 2024 and brings expertise in climate finance and electricity sector policy to client business and engagement strategies. Previously, Downey served as a consultant with Deloitte, where he helped stand up Deloitte’s public sector climate action services; provided strategy consulting to a federal energy agency; fostered greater collaboration between the public and private energy sectors; and took on challenges familiar to those navigating the energy transition. Downey received a Master of Public Policy from The George Washington University, where he focused his studies on performance-based financing of investments in public services. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in environmental policy and cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia.

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