Ed Krenik is a Senior Principal for government affairs at Bracewell & Giuliani in Washington, D.C. With extensive prior service in senior staff positions in both the legislative and executive branches, he is uniquely qualified to guide corporations, industry coalitions, trade associations and nonprofit organizations through the legislative and regulatory aspects of government advocacy campaigns. His practice encompasses a range of issues, including energy, environment, consumer products, trade and manufacturing. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Krenik served as associate administrator for congressional and intergovernmental relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Managing a team of 85 professionals, he was instrumental in developing strategy for the Clear Skies initiative, clean water priorities, and other environmental legislation, such as the landmark Small Business Revitalization and Brownfields Rehabilitation Act. He served as EPA�s chief liaison with Congress and the nation's 50 state governors and legislators. He also served as the chief lobbyist for EPA before all Senate and House Congressional Committees.Prior to that, Mr. Krenik was legislative director and appropriations staff associate for U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and also staffed all 13 appropriations subcommittees for the Congressman. Mr. Krenik oversaw a legislative staff of 5 individuals and planned and implemented all legislative strategy for the Congressman. He had similar responsibilities with Rep. Dean Gallo, R-N.J. While working for the House Appropriations Committee, Mr. Krenik primarily focused on energy, transportation, environment, health care, Army Corps of Engineers, and defense department and agencies budgets. Mr. Krenik's legislative achievements included work on the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, specifically the double hull phase-out for oil tankers provision, various superfund (CERCLA) bills and laws, the energy bill of 1992.He began his legislative career as a legislative assistant for former Sen. David Durenberger (R-MN), where he focused on issues under the jurisdiction of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as well as other energy and natural resources issues.He has a B.A. from University of Minnesota.
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