Stephen C. Sayle
For almost 25 years Stephen has served at the highest levels of government, as a Staff Director on the House Science Committee, as Majority Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and at some of Washington’s most prestigious government affairs firms.
Most recently, as Staff Director for the Energy Subcommittee, Sayle oversaw the energy research and development functions directed primarily to our national lab complex, as well as Department of Energy grant money directed at emerging energy sectors, such as the ARPA-E program. Stephen was responsible for setting the agenda for the energy subcommittee, managing subcommittee staff, and assigning work, working side by side with the Chairman, and other subcommittee members.
In 2006, Mr. Sayle was recruited by Dow Lohnes Law firm to create and lead a separate subsidiary focused on government affairs. As CEO of Dow Lohnes Government Strategies (DLGS), Stephen directed all aspects of the firm including recruiting clients, managing the personnel, and setting a strategic vision for the firm. Starting with only a few law firm clients, by 2013, DLGS boasted revenues of over 4 million dollars, and ten full-time lobbyist. DLGS enjoyed particular success in the energy and environment arena, representing merchant power companies, pipeline companies, electricity transmissions companies, traditional fuels as well as biofuels companies. For three consecutive years, 2010, 2011, and 2012, Sayle as CEO of DLGS, was recognized by The Hill Newspaper as one of DC’s top “Hired Guns.
From 1998 to 2006, Stephen was a principal and led the energy practice for Dutko Worldwide (now Dutko Grayling), which was consistently recognized as one of the top public affairs firms in Washington DC. During Sayle’s tenure at Dutko, he was twice recognized by the Hill Newspaper as one of DC’s top electricity lobbyist (2004, 2005). Among his energy clients were major investor owned utilities, a merchant power company, an electricity transmission client, and an association promoting integrated gasification combined cycle technology.
Mr. Sayle spent most of the 1990s as a Majority Counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and as Legislative Counsel to Congressman Joe Barton (R- TX), who later became Chairman of the Committee.
A University of Virginia graduate, Stephen also graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. He is a member of the Georgia Bar.