As founder and President of Kanner & Associates,
Marty Kanner has been involved in energy policy for
nearly twenty years and honored twice as one of the
Top 25 “Hired Guns” by The Hill. Prior to forming
Kanner & Associates, Mr. Kanner served on the
government relations staff of the American Public Power Association, including three years as Director of Government Relations.
During his tenure at APPA, he played an integral role in passage of the transmission access provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as well as leading the successful effort to amend the Federal Power Act to provide wholesale electric customers with refunds during rate reduction proceedings.
Mr. Kanner also
guided the association’s efforts on the Clean Air Act
Amendments of 1990 and the federal power program.
Mr. Kanner came to APPA from Capitol Hill, where he worked for members of Congress serving on the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees.
Mr. Kanner has led numerous legislative initiatives to
protect consumers and ensure fair competition in the
electric industry. He has testified before Congress
on numerous occasions and published articles and
opinion pieces in Electricity Journal, Public Power,
Energy Daily, and The Washington Times. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Director of Government Affairs
Steve Koerner previously served as Policy Director for Energy & Sustainability Initiatives with the Council on Competitiveness, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the United States’ long-term prosperity. As a senior energy staffer with the Council, he routinely consulted with some of the nation’s leading corporations and universities, and served as a key contributor to the organization’s energy policy recommendations.
Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Koerner worked as a legislative assistant to Rep. Rick Lazio of New York, and spent five years as a top energy advisor to Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana. He participated in legislative negotiations leading up to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007, as well as the energy package included in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Mr. Koerner is an expert researcher, and is highly regarded for his ability to present complicated material in an accessible manner. He holds a doctorate in American history from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.