Cherish Smith

Director, Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure

Cherish is a Director with Guidehouse in the Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure segment. Cherish works with utility clients to continuously improve their program offerings and address complex challenges with regulators in and evolving energy landscape, developing innovative and effective solutions to better meet their needs.

Cherish has over 12 years of experience in the energy industry with expertise in utility program evaluation and design, regulatory support, stakeholder engagement, market research and project management across mobility, energy efficiency, rates pilots, and renewable energy topic areas. Cherish has managed numerous program evaluations and several market research engagements, including market characterization and program design research, in-depth interview and survey design and implementation, onsite data collection and analysis across a variety of programs.

Cherish was selected in 2020 as Energy News Network’s 40 under 40 as an emerging leader in transitioning the U.S. to a clean energy economy.