Senior Vice President, Communications
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Areas of Expertise:Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Clean Energy, Coal, GHGs, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Natural Gas, Oil, Power Sector, Transmission
Laura Sheehan is a seasoned public affairs expert with more than a 20-year track record in policy communications, media relations, crisis and issues management, community and grassroots outreach, reputation management, CEO/executive positioning and coalition building.
Prior to joining ACCCE, Laura most recently served as managing director and leader of Burson-Marstellar’s D.C.-based public affairs practice. Previous to that, she was senior vice president of public affairs for the American Gas Association, where she oversaw the AGA’s communications, government relations and advocacy efforts.
Laura has worked extensively in Democratic politics in both the House and Senate. She has served as spokesperson and democratic communications director for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its former Chair John D. Dingell (D-MI). In addition, she was the policy director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), serving as the liaison with the House leadership and committees on policy issues. Laura began her Capitol Hill career as the press secretary for former Senator Christopher Dodd.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Bowie State University and Masters of Arts in Public Communications/Public Relations from American University.
Recent Comments by Laura Sheehan
- "It is impossible to have a conversation about the future of coal without drawing attention to the Obama Administration’s New Source Performance Standa"
Can We Find a Future for Coal?
- "Our policymakers and regulatory agencies simply cannot ignore the fact that energy costs in the United States are on the rise. Since 2001, real energy"
Plenty At Stake: Indicators of American Energy Insecurity
- "The fact of the matter is that we have clean air -- the cleanest in the world. EPA's regs will cause meaningless pain for families across the country"
Obama’s EPA to Cost Americans Billions of Dollars and Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs
- "I support H.R. 3826, the "Electricity Security and Affordability Act," because this bill brings some much needed transparency and oversight to an othe"
The Economic Impacts of Eliminating Coal from Our Energy Portfolio