The Regulatory Assistance Project announced the promotion of Edith Bayer to senior associate. Ms. Bayer leads RAP’s “Efficiency First” initiative and coordinates our work in Poland. She joined RAP in 2009 as a research fellow, and later moved to Brussels to continue her work with our Europe team.

“Edith is a visible and respected peer in Brussels policy circles,” said Richard Cowart, director of European programmes. “She is an indispensable member of our team, and we are thrilled to recognize her valuable contributions to the energy policy dialogue in Europe.”

Ms. Bayer liaises with policymakers, regulators, think-tanks, and key stakeholders to provide responsive policy advice to decision-makers in Brussels and around Europe. She also serves as a panel leader for the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s Summer Study conference.

Prior to joining RAP, Ms. Bayer worked on international climate policy in Moscow with the Alfa Fellowship Program and law firm Baker & McKenzie. She has also worked as a teacher in Japan and a Peace Corps volunteer in Siberia. Ms. Bayer received her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University with a double major in Russian and Spanish, and speaks fluent Polish, Spanish, Russian, and conversational Japanese. She is a member of the New York State Bar.