Brent Bennett is the policy director for Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) intended “to raise America’s energy IQ.” In that capacity, he conducts extensive state-level lobbying for anti-ESG bills across the country and produces anti-ESG research reports such as Keeping Politics Out of Texas Pensions: Proxy Voting Reform (2023).
Prior to joining TPPF in 2018, Bennett worked at a startup that sold carbon nanotubes to battery manufacturers and as a technology consultant for energy storage companies. He holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Tulsa.
Bennett has lobbied in favor of specific anti-ESG legislation in the following states:
- North Dakota
- Proponent of SF 159 (2023 bill proposed)