Celebrating ELPC 30 Years - 2023 Gala

David Wilhelm

Chief Strategy Officer, Hecate Energy

David Wilhelm is the Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Hecate Energy, a renewable energy development company. In that capacity, Wilhelm is facilitating the company’s efforts to develop solar, wind, and gas projects in international markets such as Africa, Pakistan and Jordan. Wilhelm is also the founding partner of Empower Gas & Electric, a Columbus-based energy services company designed to help communities capture the economic benefit of their spending on electricity through local generation projects and the development of energy efficiency strategies. Wilhelm is best known for his political work, which has included managing campaigns for President Bill Clinton, Senator Paul Simon, Senator Joe Biden, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. In 1992, he became the youngest-ever Chair of the Democratic National Committee.