Anna Karakitsos assists clients with effective participation in the legislative and regulatory processes. She advocates on behalf of clients in the energy, environmental and natural resources industries.
Before joining Bracewell, Anna was the environment director of regulatory and technical affairs at the American Chemistry Council, where she provided Clean Air Act policy and technical support on issues impacting the chemical manufacturing industry. She also previously served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works, developing policy and oversight strategy on issues related to the Clean Air Act, focusing on vehicle emission standards, National Ambient Air Quality Standards, renewable and alternative fuels, climate change, and stationary source emissions issues. Before transitioning to clean air policy, she was part of the infrastructure team, working on the Water Resources Development Act and multiple surface transportation bills. Anna served on the Committee for seven years for Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Senator David Vitter of Louisiana.
Anna also worked as Administrative Director for a health and wellness community in New Orleans. In this position, Anna worked with the CEO to develop and implement quality assurance initiatives as well as a repositioning strategy and related feasibility study for the community.