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About Darrell Henry

Darrell Henry, founder and Principal of ROQ Strategies, has nearly 20 years experience as a public affairs leader, issue advocate, political campaign specialist, and manager of corporate issue campaigns.

Darrell opened the Washington office for the Western Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C., and still serves as its Washington Representative. He spent seven years as the Director of Public Affairs at the American Gas Association. At AGA, he managed a broad-based coalition comprised of a number of large federal trade organizations to enact federal comprehensive energy legislation and earned his place as a key player in major federal energy policy development.

Darrell is a recognized policy expert on energy, utility, environmental, and natural resource related issues. He has written and published articles and government policy papers on natural resource and utility issues, including a recent article on the potential of oil shale, and has appeared on TV and in print discussing energy issues.

Darrell Henry was a partner in GCS 2008, which provided services for businesses and state delegations at the 2008 national political conventions. GCS 2008 worked with Fortune 50 companies, national trade associations, and the CA, GA, KY, MN, NC and TN delegations. The firm managed over two dozen events, including large high profile events and small intimate gatherings from 30 to 1,000 attendees, at both 2008 national political conventions.

Darrell currently serves in a voluntary capacity as the Chairman of the National Energy Resource Organization (NERO), which is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to engage in dialogue on energy issues. NERO is the primary networking organization for energy interests in Washington.

In addition, Darrell served as the Deputy Director for Federal Affairs for former Governor George E. Pataki of New York and as the Director of Research and Policy for Senator Alfonse D'Amato (NY). He has also worked for Governor Pete Wilson of California in Sacramento and served in many senior positions on many other federal and state campaigns.

Darrell earned a BA from The American University and his Masters of Public Administration degree with honors in Intergovernmental Management and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.