Mr. Ted J. Garrish

Senior Advisor for International Energy


Ted Garrish spent over three decades of his career devoted to energy issues. Most recently, he was Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, leading DOE’s efforts in energy programs overseas. His involvement included the conclusion of two Intergovernmental Agreements with Poland and with Romania. During this period, he also served as Vice-Chair of the International Energy Agency in Paris.

His prior government service also included several other high-level Presidential nominations and Senate confirmed positions at the U.S. Department of Energy including as its General Counsel; Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy; and Assistant Secretary for Congressional, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs. In these positions Mr. Garrish led U.S. government efforts to develop and implement international energy policy as well as assisted numerous private sector firms to develop business in markets around the world. He also served as Federal Inspector of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System.

For his home state of Maryland, he was Director of the Power Plant Research Project (PPRP) coordinating all Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for new energy projects and has appeared before the Public Service Commission on energy and grid projects for PPRP and the Maryland Energy Administration.

In the private sector, Mr. Garrish was vice president for CH2M HILL, focusing on export controls of nuclear technology and assisting newcomer nuclear nations on their regulatory, legislative, and governance structures which included consultation to two SE Asian countries, several European countries and one country in the Middle East. He also served as a member of the Department of Commerce’s international trade advisory committee (CINTAC).

In light of his achievements to promote U.S.-Poland energy cooperation, he was honored with the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Award for Energy Security from Rzeszow University in Poland.

In addition to energy, Mr. Garrish established an early craft brewery–the Wild Goose Brewery. He is an avid sailor and resides in Annapolis, Maryland.

Practice group focus area(s)

Publications and Media