Project Description

Joe Colaneri

Joe Colaneri


Ener­gy Pol­i­cy, Tax, Infrastructure

For over a decade, Joseph Colaneri’s exper­tise has spanned gov­ern­ment rela­tions, asso­ci­a­tion man­age­ment, leg­isla­tive and polit­i­cal analy­sis, employ­ee and cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and grass­roots lobbying.

He has advised a wide vari­ety of clients on renew­able ener­gy and alter­na­tive fuels project fund­ing, tax pol­i­cy, infra­struc­ture leg­is­la­tion and health care policy

From his decades of expe­ri­ence in the ener­gy indus­try, he has worked with vir­tu­al­ly every major nation­al oil , nat­ur­al gas and renew­able and alter­na­tive fuel stake­hold­er group.

Before join­ing AJW, Joe was a Pub­lic Affairs Direc­tor at Foley & Lard­ner LLP. He was a mem­ber of the Gov­ern­ment & Pub­lic Pol­i­cy and Inter­na­tion­al Prac­tices as well as the Ener­gy Indus­try Team.

Over the course of his career, Joe has held a wide range of senior and exec­u­tive-lev­el roles across var­i­ous ener­gy com­pa­nies, trade asso­ci­a­tions, and gov­ern­ment offices. In these posi­tions, he has played an inte­gral part in the con­gres­sion­al debate on nation­al ener­gy policy.

• 2005 Energy Policy Act
• Wind Energy Policy Act
• 1986 Tax Reform Bill
• 1997 tax legislation
• Solar/​wind tax extenders
• Tax incentives for clean motor fuels, propane and natural fuels
• 2005 Highway Bill

• Senior Policy Advisor and Speech Writer to U.S. Gov Neil Abercrombie (D‑HI) and Cecil Heftel (D‑HI)
• Washington Representative, Unocal Corp.
• Executive Director, Propane Vehicle Council
• Lobbyist, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association • Lobbyist, Foley & Lardner LLP

• PhD Political Science, The George Washington University
• B.A. Political Science, Boston College

• Contributor, BPN Magazine
• Regular speaker at client marketing events in energy, tax and infrastructure