Anne Bradbury

President and CEO

Anne Bradbury was named as CEO of AXPC in December 2019, to lead all aspects of AXPC’s federal public policy efforts, advocating for regulations and policies that will enable U.S. independent producers to continue leading the world in energy development that meets the highest environmental and safety standards.

Ms. Bradbury served as one of the top legislative strategists and technicians in Congress as Floor Director to two successive Speakers of the House of Representatives and Deputy Floor Director in the Offices of both the Majority and Minority Leader. During her decade-long career on Capitol Hill, Bradbury was instrumental in the implementation and adoption of major rules packages and legislative initiatives ranging from reforms to national security and intelligence policy to health care, energy, transportation, trade, and education policy passed by the House of Representatives. Ms. Bradbury most recently served as a partner at the Duberstein Group.

Wendy Kirchoff

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Policy

Wendy Kirchoff leads AXPC’s environmental, health, safety, and regulatory efforts to collaborate among industry and government partners on driving solutions to our nation’s most pressing environmental and sustainability concerns. Ms. Kirchoff joined AXPC from Chevron Corporation, after a 2020 merger with Noble Energy, a U.S. independent oil and natural gas company where she had worked for nearly a decade. Ms. Kirchoff served on Noble’s EHSR Leadership Team and was responsible for identifying changing public policies related to state and federal environmental and safety regulations and advocating on the company’s behalf. She directly supported business in Texas, Gulf of Mexico, Midstream, Marcellus, and Colorado. She also engaged with state and federal agencies and held key industry leadership roles in trade associations and industry organizations. She began her policy career working for the U.S. House of Representatives, most recently as Legislative Director for Congressman Dan Boren (D-OK) and directed federal and legislative affairs at the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). Ms. Kirchoff sits on the board of the Groundwater Research and Education Foundation with GWPC and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M University.

Mark Bednar

Vice President of Communications

Mark Bednar was named Vice President of Communications in January, 2024. Bednar joins AXPC from the Office of the 55th Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, where he served as head of communications. As head of communications, Bednar led message development, media relations, and strategic communications for the Office of the Speaker. He brings broad communications experience across Capitol Hill, political campaigns, and issue advocacy. Bednar earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Arts degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Parker Kasmer

Vice President of Government Affairs

Parker Kasmer leads AXPC’s congressional, political, and external stakeholder engagement. He was most recently Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Juul Labs, where he oversaw U.S. government affairs and related external programs. Before that, Parker was at Sidley Austin LLP’s DC office, advising Fortune 500 companies and trade associations on government strategies and engagements. He brings a tested skillset in advancing corporate and policy initiatives in dynamic external and political environments. Parker has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctor from the Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Rebecca Denney

Director of Regulatory Affairs

As the Director of Regulatory Affairs Rebecca Denney assists with regulatory issues and ESG portfolios as well as policy and issue management, including a focus on natural gas policy. In addition, she oversees the project management of AXPC’s annual HSE Performance Survey and ESG Benchmark Survey. With over a decade of experience in environmental engineering and sustainability, Rebecca joined AXPC from Geosyntec, where she was a senior ESG consultant. A civil engineer with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from SMU, Rebecca worked at Cheniere as an environmental engineer before joining Geosyntec.

Hannah Cooke

Director of Operations and Manager of Government Affairs

Hannah Cooke joined AXPC from the U.S. House of Representatives where she worked as Scheduler to Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx. Prior to working for Chairwoman Foxx, she served at the Department of the Interior as Special Assistant to the Secretary as well as Scheduler and Financial Administrator to Congressman David Valadao and Executive Assistant to Congressman Tom McClintock.

Rachel Coval

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Rachel Coval serves as an Executive Assistant to AXPC’s CEO and team and oversees member services and support to ensure AXPC is providing its members with the highest quality service. Ms. Coval joined AXPC from the Keri Shull Team, where she was an operations specialist and executive assistant. She has a bachelor’s of science degree from Pennsylvania State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.