Drue draws upon extensive experience in energy policy, and regulation to provide strategic governmental affairs services.
As a non-lawyer government affairs professional, Drue helps clients in the energy, natural resources, and manufacturing industries navigate legislative, regulatory, and government relations issues with state and federal agencies as they implement resource development projects. Drue brings a wealth of experience on energy, environment, economic security, and natural resources issues in North America, with special expertise in Alaska and Canada.
Clients benefit from her experience engaging with regulatory agencies and key policy makers at state and federal levels. She brings a pragmatic approach to assist clients at all points of a project’s lifecycle informed by her experience building consensus among disparate stakeholders and her involvement on significant industry advisory committees.
Drue's sophisticated natural resources experience before joining Holland & Hart includes serving as Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the USDOT and as a senior advisor to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretaries Gale Norton and Dirk Kempthorne, primarily handling Alaska Affairs.
Drue also served in the Alaska State Legislature for 17 years, presiding as senate president for two terms. She was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by Congress to serve as the Federal Coordinator at the Office of Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects.