Ed Krenik is a founding partner of PRG with more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. With extensive prior service in senior staff positions in both the legislative and executive branches, Ed 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.
Ed serves as a senior lobbyist for a variety of corporations and trade associations on various legislative and regulatory issues. He has also played a central role in working to reform the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act on behalf of industries ranging from educational products to ATVs and motorcycles.
Prior to joining the firm, Ed served from 2001 to 2003 as Associate Administrator for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Managing a team of 85 professionals, Ed was instrumental in developing strategy for EPA’s Clear Skies Initiative, clean water priorities and 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.
Ed served as Legislative Director and Appropriations Staff Associate for United States Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) from 1994-2001. He oversaw five professional staff members and staffed all 13 appropriations subcommittees for the Congressman. He had similar responsibilities with Representative Dean Gallo (R-NJ) from 1989-1994. For the House Appropriations Committee, Ed worked on energy, transportation, environment, health care, and defense budgetary 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.
Ed began his legislative career as a legislative assistant for United States Senator David Durenberger (R-MN), where he focused on issues under the jurisdiction of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
B.A., The University of Minnesota, 1987
The Hill, “Top Lobbyists” List, 2008