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.
Vice President, Communications
Liz Bowman leads strategic communications, messaging, and media relations for AXPC. She joined AXPC from the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she was the director of communications and marketing. Ms. Bowman previously served as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), and as the Associate Administrator for Public Affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this role, she served as the top EPA spokesperson, and managed communications for the confirmation of Senate-confirmed associate administrators and the Deputy Administrator. She also worked in top communications roles for public affairs firms, associations, corporations, and advocacy campaigns.
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.
Vice President, Government Affairs
Troy Lyons joined AXPC from Massie Partners, where he provided strategic counsel to clients on legislative and regulatory priorities. Prior to joining Massie, he served as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he was the chief liaison between the Agency, the Administrator and state and national elected officials. He also oversaw the U.S. Senate confirmation process for nominees and executed engagement plans for program plus regional offices. Mr. Lyons also served in the U.S. Senate, including as Senior Energy and Environment Advisor for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and worked for publicly traded energy companies, including BP America and the Hess Corporation.
Manager of Government Affairs & Director of Operations
Carolyn Quinn joined AXPC from No Labels, where she worked directly for the founder and CEO on special projects to advance the organization’s mission to promote bipartisanship in Congress and across the country. Prior to No Labels, Ms. Quinn served as the production manager for a Top 50 Global Events Agency based in New York City where she managed all programming, audiovisual, and talent for corporate and non-profit events including industry award shows, galas, experiential activations, and conferences. Ms. Quinn has also worked on multiple state and local races in her home state of Pennsylvania.