Ed Krenik has extensive 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. Ed is widely experienced in the inner-workings of regulatory processes at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Department of Transportation (DOT), Army Corps of Engineers and specializes in developing legislative solutions that match client needs in these areas as well as others.
Prior to joining the firm, Ed served as associate administrator for congressional and intergovernmental relations at the 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. 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. Ed 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.
While working for the House Appropriations Committee, Ed primarily focused on energy, transportation, environment, health care, Army Corps of Engineers and defense department and agencies budgets. He also served on the staff of Dean Gallo R-NJ where he was his Appropriations Committee staffer and in the Senate was a member of Senator David Durenberger, R-MN staff where he worked on energy and environmental issues. Ed’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 and the 1992 energy bill.
B.A., The University of Minnesota, 1987
Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., The Hill, Top Lobbyists, 2008
Known For: Developing innovative strategies for advocacy campaigns, coalition building and issues analysis.
Interesting Career Note: Ed was the first recipient of an award from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in recognition of his work to help establish the Dean & Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center. The award is now known as the Ed Krenik Award and is given annually in recognition of an individual for his or her support of the Cancer Institute.
Fast Fact: Ed collected insects as a child and won numerous awards for his bug collection at the Minnesota State Fair. He studied Entomology at The University of Minnesota. He reports that he has been in Washington for so long that he has now seen more scary lobbyists than scary bugs in his career.