About Us

Levin Energy Partners, LLC is led by Andrew S. Levin, a Harvard-trained lawyer with a strong track record of creating successful public-private partnerships.

Andy Levin has been an innovator and leader in state and federal energy, workforce and labor policy and practice for many years. Throughout his career, Levin has created new organizations, initiatives and programs that have had transformative effects on companies, nonprofits, unions, and thousands of individuals' lives.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Levin has managed increasingly large and complex operations for over 20 years. He was the last leader of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG), an organization with a one-and-a-half billion dollar budget and over 4,000 employees that combined functions of an Energy Department, a Labor Department, and a Commerce Department.

ENERGY

AT DELEG, Levin helped drive Michigan's energy policy and promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. A few examples:

  • Anticipating federal investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, Levin created Michigan's six million dollar Green Jobs Initiative in 2008.
  • Levin worked with major auto manufacturers, engineering companies and universities to create the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility, an employer-driven academy that trained hundreds of unemployed and incumbent engineers to work on vehicle electrification.
  • Levin commissioned and oversaw the development of the first-ever Michigan Green Jobs Report, which won a national award in 2009 for the best demographic research in labor market information.

WORKFORCE

Levin conceived and executed the State of Michigan's No Worker Left Behind Initiative (NWLB), which the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce recently called "perhaps the largest concentrated investment in adult worker retraining [in the United States] in at least a generation."

  • In NWLB, Levin created the nation's first and only free tuition program with universal, statewide eligibility requirements and benefit levels.
  • NWLB enrolled 162,000 Michiganders in training for in-demand jobs from 2007 to 2010.
  • In 2009, 59% of NWLB federal workforce program participants were enrolled in training compared to 13% nationally; 75% of Michigan participants were in education programs of a year or longer compared to 12% nationally.
  • Levin brought over $110 million in additional federal funds back to Michigan through numerous grants and awards and turned the state into the largest and most effective utilizer of Trade Adjustment Assistance dollars.
  • Levin worked directly with companies such as Chrysler and Grainger to garner additional financial support for Michigan workforce programs.
  • Levin led efforts that secured significant grants from numerous foundations to support workforce development efforts in Michigan, including Joyce, Mott, Kresge, Kellogg, and the Open Society Institute.

COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION

Levin has a unique ability to bring together people with competing interests to build consensus around breakthrough initiatives that all parties can own.

Levin worked with a major utility, wind developer and wind turbine manufacturer to overcome difficult history and close a deal for the first made-in-Michigan utility-scale wind turbines.

Levin gathered Republican and Democratic lawmakers to write legislation supporting No Worker Left Behind. The result was bipartisan legislative support and editorial support from newspapers across the spectrum.

Levin worked closely with scores of Michigan companies large and small on renewable energy, economic development and workforce development deals.

While at DELEG, Levin appeared or was quoted in a wide variety of national and global media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Huffington Post, NPR, Fox national news and CNBC Street Signs, as well as most major Michigan newspapers, television and radio stations.

EDUCATION AND WRITING

Levin received a BA at Williams College, an MA at the University of Michigan and a JD at Harvard Law School.

Levin excelled at all three schools, winning the Arthur B. Graves prize in Religion at Williams, graduating with honors from both Williams and Harvard and receiving a prestigious Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities for study at Michigan.

Levin has written extensively for academic and general interest publications, including co-editing a book published by Upjohn, co-authoring a chapter therein, publishing two law review articles, serving as the principal researcher and writer for a book-length Human Rights Watch report, and contributing many opinion articles to major newspapers.