Michael Whatley manages HBW Resources’ Washington, D.C. office and represents companies in the energy and transportation sectors before the U.S. Congress, the Federal Government, agencies and State governments. Prior to this position, Whatley was Chief of Staff for Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), Subcommittee Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Republican Conference Secretary Paul Coverdell (R-GA). Whatley also served as Senior Policy Advisor for the Bush-Cheney campaign and transition team and clerked for The Honorable Robert D. Potter, U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of North Carolina. He holds a J.D. and Master’s degree in Theology from University of Notre Dame, a Master’s degree in Religion from Wake Forest University and a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.