WASHINGTON (October 31, 2019) – Sandra Purohit, who has spent almost two decades advocating for smart environmental solutions in business and policy, has joined E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) as its new Federal Advocacy Director.

Purohit started her career in the private sector working in the environmental claims division of insurance giant, Travelers Inc. She transitioned to non-profit advocacy working with non-partisan organizations large and small from the National Parks Conservation Association to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. Just before joining E2 Sandra worked for 12 years at Defenders of Wildlife, most recently serving as its Government Relations Legislative Counsel.

As E2’s Federal Advocacy Director, Purohit will oversee the national nonpartisan business group’s federal policy issues, working closely with E2’s state and regional advocates and its 5,000+ members and supporters nationwide.

“Sandra brings deep experience, strategic smarts and a lifelong passion to do good for our environment and our economy,” said Bob Keefe, E2 executive director.

“She’s just the right person at this critical juncture to help E2 bring the power of business voices to advance smart climate and clean energy policies in Washington and beyond.”

Purohit graduated from American University with a degree in environmental policy and economics. She also graduated from the University of Maryland with a master’s in public finance, management and leadership and also a J.D. with an Environmental Law Certification. She spent time as a legal fellow on Capital Hill.

For more information please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or mtimberlake@e2.org.


E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.