Hunter Stern plays a key role for IBEW Local 1245 members by developing and coordinating local, state and federal energy and worker-friendly policy. Mr. Stern is responsible for protecting the interests of his members employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, NV Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and 35 other utilities in California and Nevada, as well as workers for line and line clearance tree trimming contractors employed by these utilities. Stern joined Local 1245 in 1994, and has built an extensive knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory issues and the design and implementation of clean energy policies. In addition, he works with a wide variety of organizations to facilitate stakeholder and grassroots support for initiatives that create and support good-paying jobs, while providing clean, reliable and affordable energy to California and Nevada utility customers.
Recently, Stern served as a Co-Chair of the Resilience Subcommittee of the Biden for President Policy Committee on Climate, Energy and the Environment.