Christopher Long is Manager of Offshore Wind and Siting Policy at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In this role, Christopher serves as AWEA’s lead staff member on offshore wind energy issues as well as on additional land-based wind energy siting issues including sound/health impacts and development on public lands. Prior to joining AWEA, Christopher was Deputy Policy Director for Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and was responsible for energy, environmental, and transportation policy including land-based and offshore wind energy development. From 2007 through 2010, he served as a Senior Policy Analyst for Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri. One of his primary responsibilities was energy policy including the development of offshore wind energy projects. Christopher was also a fellow in the New England Clean Energy Council’s Leading Clean Energy Ventures Program at the Boston University School of Management which focused on innovation, venture formation, technology commercialization and job creation in the clean energy economy.