Mary Kenkel

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Mary Kenkel is the principal of Alliance One LLC, a small Washington D.C. lobbying firm.[1]


A biographical note describes Kenkel as a "government affairs and media expert with over twenty five years in the electric utility industry. Currently working with a wide variety of clients including multi-national renewable companies -- providing them with management, project development and other expertise; financial services industry; Department of Energy and several electric utilities. Expertise includes environment, tax arena, strategic positioning, public affairs, lobbying, etc."[1]

  • 1985 — 2001: Director, Media Relations, Director Public Policy, Edison Electric Institute;[1]
  • May 2001 — May 2006: General Manager, Government Affairs, Cinergy/Now Duke Energy. Her biographical note states that "headed up Washington D.C. office; strategic legislative practice linked to environmental affairs; also provided public affairs assistance";[1]
  • May 2006 — Present: Principal, Alliance One. Her biographical note states that she is the sole employee of the lobbying firm which specialisies in "Strategic Management consulting; government relations; public affairs as it relates to energy industry -- electric utilities."[1]

Lobbying for Duke Energy

Duke Energy spent $134,000 on Alliance One in 2008 for lobbying on U.S. climate change issues.[2] The registered lobbyist was Mary Kenkel.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Mary Kenkel", LinkedIn, Accessed August 2009.
  2. "Duke Energy", Center for Public Integrity, accessed July 2009.

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