Robert Wilhite

Managing Director

Charlotte, North Carolina +1.704.347.7735

Areas of Expertise

In his role as a Managing Director in Navigant's Energy practice, Rob supports the firm's growth in utility client activities and senior-level client relationships. Since starting his career more than 30 years ago, Rob has worked exclusively in the energy industry and brings a unique combination of technical knowledge and business strategy experience.

On a global basis, Rob has often advised energy clients in achieving increased efficiency in utility operations, grid automation, and technology strategy and implementation. He also supports utility strategies seeking new revenue growth and business expansion. In addition to utilities, Rob has also developed growth and market entry strategies for competitive retail energy firms, equipment suppliers, private equity firms, and industry policy groups.


In external roles, Rob has served as an officer for the Global Smart Grid Federation, as a Board Director for the GridWise Alliance and for Utilimetrics. In 2011, he was invited to participate in a private session on the smart grid and energy, as part of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Rob was also recognized as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the U.S. by Consulting Magazine in 2009 and identified in 2012 as one of the Networked Grid 100 Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid by Greentech Media.

M.B.A. & Finance, Florida International University
B.S., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
Membership and Activity Information
Certified Energy Manager
Association of Energy Engineers, President, South Florida Chapter
Energy Advisory Board, City of North Miami
Kiwanis Club of North Miami, President
Utilimetrics Education Committee, Chairman
Utilimetrics, Board Director
U.S. Department of Energy, Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse Advisor
GridWise Alliance Implementation Work Group, Chairman and Founder
GridWise Alliance, Board Director
Global Smart Grid Federation, Board Director and Officer (Secretary-Treasurer)

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