Kenny Stein has been policy director for the Institute for Energy Research since 2017. Prior to IER, his experience includes several years on Capitol Hill as Legislative Counsel covering energy, environment, and agriculture issues and as a policy advisor for a presidential campaign. He has past experience in political roles on national and state campaigns and additional policy roles with free-market organizations like Freedomworks and the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Kenny received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and his B.A. in International Relations from American University. A native Texan, he continues to root for his hometown Houston professional sports teams.

Areas of Expertise: Domestic and international energy policy, environmental regulation and policy, federal land management policy, federalism, legislative analysis