Anna Burhop is a principal at PRG. Anna specializes in assisting energy, environment, and natural resources clients with effective participation in the legislative and regulatory processes.

Before Bracewell, Anna was Environment Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs at the American Chemistry Council. There she provided Clean Air Act policy and technical support to chemical manufacturers and guided them through regulatory compliance efforts with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Anna previously served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment 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. Never one to turn down an opportunity to handle new issues, Anna also had a stint as office manager, press assistant, briefly worked on water issues, and 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, five for Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma and two for Senator David Vitter of Louisiana.

Anna also worked as Administrative Director for a premier 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.

M.H.A., Tulane University, 2011
B.A., Trinity University, 2007

Known For: Energy and environment policy and regulatory strategy, focusing on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and other agencies

Interesting Career Note: Anna has worked on almost every major component of the Clean Air Act.

While in graduate school, Anna got a preview of what retired life looks like when she became the on-site night and weekend manager at the Continuing Care Retirement Community where she was doing her residency. It is possible that she was the only 20-something to live in a retirement community (outside of a Cameron Diaz movie).

Fast Fact: A classically-trained pianist, at the age of 10, Anna refused her parents’ offer to replace her small upright with a grand piano, citing concerns that the Steinway lacked an adequate ledge for the candy jar used to reward her daily practice. To this day, she stands by her decision.