Board of Directors
Clean Energy Project Board Chair
Kathleen Drakulich has served as assistant general counsel for Nevada’s largest electric providers and as private counsel for Nevada’s largest energy users, representing them in rate cases and integrated resource plan applications, environmental permitting, purchase power agreement and line extension proceedings, renewable energy initiatives and other regulatory matters. She has also served as a legislative lobbyist for her clients addressing electric and gas issues during numerous sessions of the Nevada Legislature.
Ms. Drakulich has represented local, national and international energy and public utility firms in a wide array of regulatory matters, procurement matters, supply and purchase contract negotiations, as well as permitting and construction of renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and biogas) and fossil fuel facilities. In recent years she has also focused on energy efficiency and energy independence for large electric and gas users. Her practice also entails securing environmental and construction permits for clients from local, state and federal governmental agencies.
She is the current Board Chair for the Clean Energy Project, a Board member for Governor Brian Sandoval’s Office of Economic Development and an appointee to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Blue Ribbon Panel on Renewable Energy. She also serves as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Energy, Utilities and Communications Law section of the Nevada State Bar and is licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada and California and the Federal District Court for the State of Nevada
Brent Heberlee is a public policy attorney with more than a decade of previous Capitol Hill experience. He is a Partner with Nossaman, LLC where he assists clients with government relations in Congress and the Executive Branch in the areas of appropriations, energy and natural resources, environment, financial services, telecommunications, and federal land use.
He is the former Executive Director of Federal Relations for SBC Communications, Inc., one of the world's largest telecommunications providers.
Prior to his private practice, Mr. Heberlee served as Legislative Director and Counsel for U.S. Senator Richard Bryan (D-NV), and as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Jim Bilbray (D-NV). Mr. Heberlee began his career working for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and maintains a strong working relationship with the Senate Majority Leader and the entire Nevada Congressional delegation.
Susan M. McCue
Susan M. McCue is one of the nation’s top political strategists and President of Message Global, a firm she founded to advance social action campaigns, political advocacy and corporate social responsibility in the U.S. and globally.
Message Global brings foremost influencers together with the public for awareness and activism. The boutique firm partners with some of the world’s most creative thinkers, artists, political leaders and digital innovators for sustained results. Areas of focus are global development, global health, human rights, the environment, technology and clean energy.
McCue served as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) from 1998–2007 where she built and managed his leadership, policy and political operations. The Almanac of the Unelected said McCue “can be found at the center of nearly every major debate and agreement in the Senate.” She developed an integrated, state-of-the-art communications operations for progressives and was a key strategist in the 2006 national elections when Democrats regained majorities in the House and Senate.
Following the historic 2006 Congressional victories, McCue become the founding President & CEO of ONE a high-energy grassroots advocacy campaign launched by U2’s Bono to reduce extreme global poverty. McCue elevated ONE into a national force and a growing global movement bringing millions of people together as agents of change. In January 2008, McCue opened Message Global with ONE as a main client and she rejoined Majority Leader Reid as a political advisor for him and the Senate Democratic caucus. In 2006GQ Magazine named McCue one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington and Washingtonian Magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington saying she has “unassailable credentials as one of Washington’s premiere inside players.”
Before becoming a U.S. Senate Chief of Staff in 1998, McCue served in numerous senior communications and speechwriting positions for candidates, elected officials and former HUD Cabinet Secretary Andrew Cuomo. Prior to her political communications career, McCue worked as a news assistant at the Associated Press, National Journal and The New York Times.
McCue was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010 to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors which oversees US international broadcasting, including Radio Free Europe and Voice of America, bringing news and democratic values to people around the world in 60 languages. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Trustee of Humanity United, a philanthropic organization building peace and advancing human freedom globally. She is on the board of Jumo.com, a new social network by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to connect individuals to mission-driven organizations. And she also serves on the boards of Progress Now, The Third Way and the Clean Energy Project. She recently helped launch a SuperPAC to elect Democrats to the US Senate and joined the Board of American Bridge 21stCentury, another SuperPAC for progressive campaigns.
A New Jersey native, McCue is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, with degrees in economics and journalism. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Honorable Sigmund “Sig” Rogich
Sig Rogich is a life-long Nevadan who is President of The Rogich Communications Group, an international advisory firm that specializes in the areas of business development, crisis communications, strategic planning, issues management, media relations, campaigns and government affairs. He is a former United States Ambassador to his native country of Iceland and was a Senior Assistant to former President George H.W. Bush in the White House and served as a Director of the Tuesday Team, responsible for the 1984 election of President Ronald Reagan. Prior to that, Rogich founded R&R Advertising and built it into the largest advertising agency in Nevada. Through his creative endeavors with R&R, he was involved in the reinvention of Las Vegas' image for more than twenty years.
Active in local and national politics, Rogich has worked on numerous local, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns as well as the Presidential campaigns for Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush and presidential hopeful, Senator John McCain. Over the years, Rogich has served on numerous Board and Committees and has been actively involved with several charitable organizations. Rogich is currently Chairman of the Clark County Public Education Foundation, a position he has held since 1997; an Advisory Board member for the Reynolds School of Journalism and the Las Vegas Valley Water District; and a member of the Board of Directors for Opportunity Village, Keep Memory Alive, the foundation for the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute and Spring Valley Hospital.