Director, State and External Relations
Jim Hawley is the Director for State and External Relations at Berkeley Lab. A Bay Area native, he manages the Lab’s relationships with the states, particularly the State of California, as well as the Lab’s participation in outside organizations and civic groups. Prior to his work at the Lab, he built and managed the clean energy and sustainability practice for the Sacramento office of a national public affairs firm. Before that, he established and managed the multi-state advocacy program for TechNet, one of the technology industry’s leading national trade associations.
An attorney by training, he previously represented emerging growth companies in Silicon Valley. He started his career on Capitol Hill in both the personal and leadership offices of U.S. Representative Richard Gephardt. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Amherst College, magna cum laude, as well as an avid cyclist, swimmer, and fly-fisherman.