Rose McKinney-James is the Managing Principal of Energy Works LLC, a public policy and advocacy firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada, with an emphasis on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and regulatory and environmental policy. Ms. McKinney-James is a former Commissioner with the Nevada Public Utility Commission and served as Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. She served as a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Team with responsibility for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Team Lead for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
She is a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and the FBI Citizens Academy and served as a Nevada Elector for the 2012 Presidential Electoral College.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, she is a graduate of Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC, and secured her undergraduate degree from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan.