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Eben Wyman,

Principal

 

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Eben Wyman served with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) from 1993-2000, or for seven of his 25 years working in Washington. While with OPS, he had the opportunity to manage the agency’s response to the Clinton Administration “Regulatory Reinvention” initiative, participate in the Pipeline Risk Management Demonstration Program, and represent OPS in the development of the Common Ground Study of One Call and Damage Prevention Best Practices. Following the release of the study, he helped with the establishment of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) on behalf of OPS.

 

 

 

From 2000 to 2012, Eben worked for the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) on a broad range of legislative and regulatory matters for the utility and excavation construction industry, including expansion of national infrastructure markets, tax policy, labor issues, pipeline safety and underground damage prevention, federal procurement, immigration, OSHA reform, and other pertinent issues.

 

 

He served as staff liaison to NUCA’s Government Relations and Political Action Committee and Damage Prevention Committee. In his 12 years with NUCA, he secured appearances for and prepared 16 witnesses representing NUCA before several House and Senate committees. Eben also served as manager of the Clean Water Council (CWC), a coalition of some 40 national organizations representing underground utility construction contractors, design professionals, manufacturers and suppliers, labor representatives and other organizations committed to ensuring a healthy quality of life through sound environmental infrastructure.

 

 

In April of 2012, Eben founded Wyman Associates, a government relations firm located in Washington, D.C. Wyman Associates currently represents several national organizations representing contractors, manufacturers and distributors in the natural gas pipeline construction industry, power and communications construction industry, and plastics pipe industry. Issues of interest include federal energy policy, infrastructure investment, broadband deployment and telecommunications policy, tax reform, labor policy, and state damage prevention laws and enforcement practices.

Zachary Perconti,

Legislative and Government Affairs Associate

 

 

Zack Perconti joined Wyman Associates in September 2019, with a background in government contracting policy and a strong interest in infrastructure, transportation, broadband deployment and access, and a variety of other policy issues.

 

Zack earned his Masters of Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and his bachelors degree from the College of William & Mary. Prior to joining Wyman Associates, he worked as a graduate research assistant at George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting. In addition, Zack previously worked in government affairs and research roles on issues such as workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, and international trade. Zack actively advocates client issues on Capitol Hill and before regulatory agencies. His significant experience in managing client services through research, data analysis, and direct government advocacy makes him a valued part of the government affairs team.

Ryan Schrader,

Government Affairs Associate

 

 

Ryan Schrader joined Wyman Associates in September 2021 with a background in advocacy, communications and nonprofit work. With a passion for government affairs and an interest in federal energy policy, water and wastewater infrastructure investment, and broadband deployment and telecommunications policy, Ryan looks forward to working with Wyman Associates as their client’s industries adapt to the changing climate.

 

Ryan earned her Environmental Studies bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University, where she competed in NCAA 2019 National Lacrosse Championship with the varsity Women’s Lacrosse team. Prior to working at Wyman Associates, Ryan volunteered for both the Peace Corps (Guinea, Africa) and AmeriCorps NCCC. In AmeriCorps NCCC, Ryan helped feed thousands of families in Stockton, California, a city experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic, and she managed the distribution of more than 10,000 Covid-19 vaccinations and more than $800,000 in tax returns to the community in Great Falls, Montana. With a hard-working go-getter mindset, Ryan is excited to be the newest addition to the Wyman Associates government affairs team.