Randall Gerard | Principal

Randall Gerard | Principal

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • BA, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Finance and Tax, Energy, Governors, GOP Leadership
  • Former staff member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, then chaired by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

  • Tested expertise in energy issues, representing a global leader in the oil and gas industry, and a liquid natural gas joint venture

  • Deep Senate, House and State leadership network with reach into nearly every office on Capitol Hill

  • Member of the finance committee for the Republican Governors Association (RGA)

  • Father of two

  • Love of travel dating back to study abroad in Australia

With a deep bench of relationships in our nation’s capital and in state capitals, Randall Gerard knows how to get things done in Washington, DC. Leveraging that knowledge at the Podesta Group, Randall spearheads government relations strategies for a range of clients on energy, environment and telecommunications policy, as well as appropriations and health care issues. He also serves as one of the firm’s principal liaisons for outreach to Republican leadership.

While at the firm, Randall has driven many victories on behalf of Podesta Group clients, not the least of which was managing and directing a more than 250-member coalition, representing the agriculture and energy sectors and other segments of the business community. The goal was to garner support of bipartisan House and Senate resolutions that would direct Congress to encourage the US to derive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The coalition enlisted business leaders and state and local elected leaders, including dozens of governors, to help navigate Senate procedural holds on a path to both House and Senate final passage.

Randall is an active member of the finance committee at the Republican Governors Association and maintains close ties to governors and their staffs across the country, participating in key leadership conferences throughout the year. Earlier in his career, he gained valuable experience on Capitol Hill, serving as a staff member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, then chaired by Senator John McCain (R-AZ). In addition to his government relations expertise, Randall has also worked in public relations.

A native of Phoenix, Randall has a bachelor's from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.