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IER has earned a solid reputation for its scholarly approach to energy analysis and free-market energy and environmental policy. IER’s experts stay up-to-date with the latest news related to the functions, operations, and government regulation of energy markets and are available for background or on-the-record interviews subject to availability. Please reach out to the media contact below to be put in touch with an expert.

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Meet Our Experts

Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

CEO and Founder


Washington, DC Office

Robert L. Bradley Jr. is the founder of the Institute for Energy Research. As one of the nation’s leading experts on the history and regulation of energy markets, he has testified before the U.S. Congress and the California Energy Commission, as well as lectured at numerous colleges, universities, and think tanks around the country. Bradley’s views are frequently cited in the media, and his reviews and editorials have been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. Bradley is also a Senior Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research and an Energy and Climate Change Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. He is the author of eight books, including Energy: The Master Resource (2004); Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies (2011); and Enron Ascending (2018), where Bradley applies the classical liberal worldview to energy policies and related corporate controversies. Bradley received a B.A. in economics from Rollins College, where he also won the S. Truman Olin Award in economics. He received an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. in political economy from International College. He has been a Schultz Fellow for Economic Research and Liberty Fund Fellow for Economic Research, and in 2002 he received the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award for his work on energy and sustainable development.

Areas of expertise: History of energy policy, history of the energy business, free market perspective on energy and environmental issues, public choice theory, resource economics, and social corporate responsibility

Thomas J. Pyle



Washington, DC Office

Thomas J. Pyle is the President of the Institute for Energy Research (IER). Tom brings a unique backdrop of public and private sector experience to help manage IER’s DC-based staff and operations. Previously, he was the founder of his own consulting firm, Pyle Consulting, Inc., an active public affairs consulting firm with a wide range of private and not-for-profit customers. He also served as Vice President of the Rhoads Group in Washington, DC where he represented and advised a variety of association and corporate clients in meeting their strategic public policy goals and priorities. Prior to that, he served as Director of Federal Affairs for a major integrated manufacturing and services company focusing on energy, environment, regulatory, and transportation issues. Tom has also held numerous positions on Capitol Hill including serving as a Policy Analyst for the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Staff Director for the Congressional Western Caucus.

Areas of expertise: U.S. politics, political campaigns, public opinion on energy issues, and the legislative process

Dan Kish

Senior Vice President of Policy


Washington, DC Office

Dan Kish is the Senior Vice President of Policy at the Institute for Energy Research (IER). Kish has more than 25 years of experience on congressional committees focused principally upon natural resource and energy policies. His service includes the principal resource committees in the House and Senate, including six years as Chief of Staff for the Republicans on the House Resources Committee and four years on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee staff.

Areas of expertise: Federal lands permitting and drilling rights, offshore drilling, and the history of energy policy

Mary J Hutzler

Distinguished Senior Fellow


Washington, DC Office

Mary J. Hutzler is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Energy Research. Prior to joining IER, she spent more than 25 years at the Energy Information Administration (EIA) where she specialized in data collection, analysis, and forecasting. In 2001, Hutzler was named by President Bush to lead the EIA as Acting Administrator. In this role, she testified before Congressional committees, briefed policymakers on energy issues, held press conferences on EIA products, and worked with various organizations on controversial issues dealing with EIA data collections. In recognition of her achievements, Hutzler received a 2004 Presidential Rank Award, an honor by which the president “recognizes and celebrates a small group of career senior executives.” Before and after her stint as the Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator of EIA, which lasted from June 2001 to March 2003, Hutzler was Director of the EIA’s Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting where she planned, directed, and managed all mid- and long-term analysis and forecasting at EIA as well as the production of EIA’s annual forecasting publications. Hutzler received her B.A. in mathematics from Adelphi University, her M.A. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, and completed her course work and exams for a D.Sc. in operations research at George Washington University.

Areas of expertise: Resource data, data collection and analysis, forecasting, and the electricity sector

Kenny Stein

Vice President of Policy


Washington, DC Office

Kenny Stein is the Vice President of Policy and has worked for the Institute for Energy Research since 2017. Kenny received his J.D. from the University of Houston and his B.A. in international relations from American University.

Areas of expertise: Domestic and international energy policy, environmental regulation and policy, federal land management policy, the electric grid, federalism, legislative and legal analysis

Alexander Stevens

Manager of Policy and Communications


Washington, DC Office

Alex Stevens is the Manager of Policy and Communications at the Institute for Energy Research. His research focuses on the relationship between business and government in the energy industry as well as the effects of regulation and subsidies on energy markets. Alex also manages IER’s communications and media outreach team. Alex is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he received his B.S. in political science and a graduate of Oakland University where he received his B.A. in journalism.

Areas of expertise: Free market perspective on energy and environmental issues, regulatory issues, energy subsidies, and The Jones Act

Press Releases

    May 2024

    IER Report Details North America's Vast Energy Resources

    October 2023

    FERC Relents, Releases Documents to IER

    September 2023

    IER and 31 Other Orgs Join Fight to Save Our Cars

    August 2023

    IER Report Details the Challenges and Costs of Net-Zero

    July 2023

    IER Submits Comment on Tailpipe Emissions Standards

    May 2023

    IER Promotes Two, Adds Two

    April 2023

    IER Report Details the Economic and Strategic Importance of Domestic Mineral Production

    April 2023

    IER's Kenny Stein to Testify Before the House Ways and Means Committee