Danielle Hoefer, Policy Manager

Danielle joined Audubon as the Policy Manager for Arkansas in April 2021. In her role, Danielle is responsible for managing Audubon’s policy efforts in Arkansas, especially Audubon’s advocacy for clean energy. Previously, Danielle served as an attorney for the General Staff of the Arkansas Public Service Commission where she specialized in a variety of issues, including energy efficiency and distributed energy resources dockets. Danielle worked to promulgate the Commission’s Net Metering Rules, which took effect in fall 2020.

Danielle is originally from West Des Moines, Iowa. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in Political Science, with an emphasis in Russian and Eastern European Politics, and moved to Arkansas in 2012 for law school, where she attended the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Danielle has previously worked on Governor Hutchinson’s Staff, and currently serves as a Commissioner on the Arkansas State Athletic Commission (appointed by Governor Hutchinson in 2015). Additionally, Danielle is an active member of the Junior League of Little Rock, and is a recipient of the Arkansas Exceptional Service Medal and the Arkansas National Guard Judge Advocate General's Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance. She enjoys spending quality time with her golden retriever, Penny, and traveling internationally.

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