Douglas Wachholz has represented and advised private sector and government clients on a wide range of energy efficiency, financial, marketing and legislative strategies for over forty years.
During his career he has served as an official and senior staff member for energy, environment and science and technology policy in Washington, DC with the Development Coordination Committee of The White House under President Jimmy Carter; Special Assistant for the Africa Bureau, US Agency for International Development (USAID); Attaché/Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, US Trade and Development Agency; and intern with the Legal Advisor's Office of US Department of State. Working in conjunction with President Ronald Regan's US Trade Reprentative, he successfully represented Caribbean embassies and regional trade associations in eliminating US customs duties on Caribbean rum in legislation passed by the US Congress.
Wachholz served as the lead overseas consultant for managing the World Bank's Structural Adjustment Loan to the Government of Jamaica. He led US Department of Commerce investment missions to Brazil and Argentina on water and wastewater privatization programs, and has served as Director of Environment and Water at the Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, California. Presently he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Nevada Center on Foreign Relations.