Director of External Affairs
Jeff Navin is Director of External Affairs, and oversees TerraPower’s government affairs, public policy, communications, and stakeholder engagement efforts. He is a co-founder and is currently a partner at Boundary Stone Partners, a government affairs and communications firm advising companies, advocacy organizations, and public policy think tanks working to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
Navin has a deep background in government and communications. After serving in the federal government for over 15 years, he co-founded Boundary Stone Partners, a public policy, government affairs, and communications consulting firm specializing in clean energy and transportation. In government, he served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretaries Steven Chu and Ernest Moniz. In those roles, he helped manage the Department of Energy’s research and deployment efforts, climate and energy policy initiatives, and nuclear national security missions.
He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the labor market crisis in 2009 and served as a Chief of Staff to Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in the United States Congress. He served as Research Director to the Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, worked as the Washington Director of the consulting firm American Environics, and practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP.
A recognized expert on government, communications, and energy, Navin has provided commentary to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, Politico, Axios, Time, E&E News, Marketplace, and others. Jeff received his B.A. from the University of South Dakota, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a Harry S Truman Scholar and serves as Chair of the Center on Rural Innovation, 501(c)3 organization that supports economic development in rural areas.