Ed Krenik is a Partner in the Policy Resolution Group (PRG) and Senior Principal for government affairs at Bracewell law firm 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. 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.