VETERAN HILL AIDE ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF CONSULTING AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS FIRM
WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 31, 2014) -- Jeff Duncan, a 30-year veteran of Capitol Hill who retired last month as the Chief of Staff to Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today announced the launch of his own consulting and lobbying firm, Duncan Government Strategies, LLC.
“I am thrilled by this exciting new opportunity to take what I’ve learned from my years on the Hill and put it to work in a new enterprise,” Duncan said.
He added, “I’ve had the good fortune to work on a diverse portfolio of issues, from national security to debt and equity securities, from energy policy to climate change, from public lands and parks to privacy and consumer protection. I think that breadth and depth of that experience is going to be helpful to me at Duncan Government Strategies.”
Duncan retired from Capitol Hill last month after having served more than 30 years in the House and Senate, most of that time working for first Representative and then Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA).
Duncan began his career on the Hill in 1983, working for the bipartisan, bicameral Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus. In 1985, Duncan moved to Rep. Markey’s staff, serving first as a Legislative Assistant for Defense and Foreign Policy. In 1990, Duncan moved to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance, where he worked on securities legislation and SEC oversight for Rep. Markey (who chaired the Subcommittee). In 1995, he returned to Rep. Markey’s office, where he became Legislative Director and covered securities, energy, environment, financial privacy and consumer protection issues. In 2007, Duncan was promoted to Rep. Markey’s Chief of Staff and also served on the staff of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming (which Rep. Markey then chaired). In 2011, Duncan was named as the Democratic Staff Director of the House Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over public lands, energy and the environment. In 2013, following Markey’s election to the Senate, Duncan became Senator Markey’s Chief of Staff, a position from which he retired after more than 30 years of government service.
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MARKEY CHIEF OF STAFF LEAVES HILL AFTER 31 YEARS:
WASHINGTON, DC (JANUARY 1, 2014) Sen. Ed Markey's chief of staff Jeff Duncan is leaving Capitol Hill after nearly 31 years of public service, over 28 of them working for Markey. Most recently, Duncan was minority staff director on the House Natural Resources Committee, where Markey was ranking member from 2011 until earlier this year...
DUNCAN NAMED TO ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY'S NETWORK OF AFFILIATED EXPERTS
WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2014) -- Jeff Duncan, President of Duncan Government Strategies , LLC, has been selected to serve as a member of the Alliance to Save Energy's (ASE's) newly-created Network of Affiliated Experts. The Network is comprised of recognized subject matter experts from business, government, and academia who have agreed to work with the Alliance on projects and initiatves of mutual interest.
DUNCAN ASSESSES PROSPECTS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, DC (MARCH 18, 2014) -- Jeff Duncan, Founder and President of Duncan Government Strategies, LLC, today addressed a meeting of the National Association of Energy Services Contractors (NAESCO) regarding the prospects for significant energy legislation moving forward thorugh the Congress before the end of this year.
"In their classic song, 'Roadhouse Blues, the Doors' Jim Morrison warned that 'the future's uncertain and the end is always near," Duncan noted, adding "I think that is a phrase that applies to most of the major legislative initiatives underway this year on the Hill, including the effort to pass energy efficiency legislation."
Duncan provided an update on the status of S. 2074, the Shaheen-Portman "Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act" as well as its House-passed counterpart, H.R. 2126, the McKinley-Welsh "Energy Efficiency Improvement Act." He also provided advice and recommendations on how NAESCO member firms can improve their prospects to have an impact on federal legislation.
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