About Us


About Us

The Daryl Owen Associates Advantage

Daryl Owen Associates is a government relations and strategic consulting firm offering policy development, federal advocacy, and business development services in a variety of subject matter areas.  The firm has its roots in Energy and Resource issues but has grown to include an active practice in the fields of maritime, the environment, and tax policy.

Daryl Owen Associates gets things done - the right way.
— Daryl Owen

Daryl Owen is a nationally recognized energy policy expert who spent twelve years in the U.S. Senate.  He served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, and later as Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  Daryl served during the heyday of U.S. energy policy development and very few of its laws or policies escaped his input.

Adam Ingols is a highly effective government affairs professional who has served at the highest levels in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.  Adam began his career with  House Speaker Dennis Hastert before working 3 years in the Congressional Affairs Office in President Bush’s White House.  He rounded out his government service with 4 years at the U.S. Department of Energy, culminating in his appointment as the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Energy, Sam Bodman.

Daryl and Adam bring together a wide range of experience, relationships, subject matter expertise, and credibility.  They have made a conscious decision to maintain a small, focused firm so as to bring maximum attention to each client and each issue.  Their record of success speaks for itself, and is attested to by numerous clients of more than twenty years standing.

There are many ways to do things in Washington, DC.  Daryl Owen Associates gets things done - the right way.




Our Talent Makes the Difference

Daryl Owen is a renowned energy policy expert who began his career as an aide to Senator Bennett Johnston of Louisiana.  In twelve year with the Senate Daryl quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the Senator’s Chief of Staff and the Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Daryl’s tenure coincided with one of the most productive periods on energy policy the nation has seen.  He was instrumental in legislation to remove price controls from domestically produced oil and gas, to provide a pathway for safe storage and disposal of nuclear waste, to restructure the electric utility industry, to promote development of the Outer Continental Shelf, and to secure for Louisiana an enhanced percentage of federal royalty revenues produced from the OCS.

In 1991 Daryl founded Daryl Owen Associates, a highly respected government relations and strategic consulting firm focused primarily on energy and the environment.  He remains a force in the energy policy developments unfolding today.  He holds a BA and a JD from Louisiana State University.  He served on the LSU Law Review where he authored “Waste Not, Want Not: The Role of the State in Nuclear Waste Facility Siting.”

Daryl's full bio


Adam Ingols is a government relations and energy policy expert with over a decade of government service in the legislative and executive branches of government.  He began his career with the Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, before being asked to serve in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs for President George W. Bush.  From the start of the Bush Administration’s second term, Adam served as the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), until early 2008 when he was appointed to the position of Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Energy.  While at DOE Adam was directly involved in all business before the Department, and specifically focused on management of the national laboratory complex, LNG issues, the loan guarantee program, fossil and renewable fuels policy, and used nuclear fuel programs and policy.  In 2009, Adam joined Daryl Owen Associates, where he focuses on energy and environmental policy issues and broad-based legislative and executive branch government-relations consulting. 

Adam is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, and is married with two young daughters.

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Our Clients

Battelle Memorial Institute
City of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (Water and Power Division)
Edison Chouest Offshore
Enbridge Corp
Energy Transfer Partners
Florida Power & Light
Independent System Operator of New England (ISONE)
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
Valero Energy

(Registered clients, 2017)