Marisa Blackshire is currently Vice President, Environment and Regulatory Law at Bloom Energy. Some of the largest companies in the world trust Bloom to provide their businesses with clean, reliable and resilient energy. In her role, Marisa leads the environmental compliance function, building the profile and engagement on environmental and sustainability issues company-wide, while also working on legal and policy matters that enable Bloom’s cutting edge technology and our clean energy future.
Prior to joining Bloom, Marisa was a Senior General Attorney at BNSF Railway. In that role, Marisa led BNSF’s environmental legal, air and climate programs system-wide. She also worked on various environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and litigation matters that arose across the BNSF system, which includes 28 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Before BNSF, Marisa was in private practice at Alston & Bird LLP where she worked on similar issues for clients including, but not limited to: petroleum companies; mines; energy providers; residential developers; the world’s largest retailer; and local agencies developing large scale infrastructure.
In addition to serving on the ELI Board, Marisa is active in the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, currently serving on the Executive Committee as the Membership and Diversity Officer. Marisa’s community involvement includes supporting multiple causes that provide high quality programming and resources to at-risk youth.
Marisa received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.