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Marisa Blackshire

Marisa Blackshire
Senior Director of Environmental Compliance and EH&S, Bloom Energy, San Jose, CA

Marisa Blackshire is currently the Senior Director of Environmental Compliance and EH&S at Bloom Energy.  Bloom Energy's mission is to make clean, reliable, and affordable energy that is accessible to everyone. Some of the largest companies in the world trust Bloom to provide their businesses with clean, reliable and resilient energy.  As Bloom’s environmental compliance and EH&S leader, Marisa is furthering Bloom’s mission by building the profile and engagement on environmental, health and safety issues company-wide.  

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, chairing its 2018 Spring Conference and currently serving on its Council and Equity and Inclusion Task Force.  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.