Lindsee Gentry is a seasoned communications leader, with extensive experience in Senate and House leadership, and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
She previously served as a speechwriter for then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), where she played an integral role in advancing the Senate agenda on critical policy issues facing the country including: energy, infrastructure, the economy, health care, foreign relations, and national security, among others. In these high-stakes settings, Lindsee’s ability to synthesize complex policy objectives into effective messaging helped establish the Republican Senate’s agenda and move the needle on high-profile legislative objectives. Throughout her career, she has contributed to op-eds in national publications, including The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN and Politico and successfully pitched and booked her principals on major news outlets from MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and more.
Lindsee also has a strong background in energy policy, having served as a member of the Senior Executive Service at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) where she led the Office of External Affairs. Appointed by former Chairman Neil Chatterjee, Lindsee served as an on-the-record spokesman for her principal and agency and directed all communications, government affairs and state, international and public affairs matters.
During her tenure at FERC, Lindsee cultivated and maintained relationships across government and the private sector, interfacing directly with U.S. Presidential Appointees, Senators, Members, Governors and a host of C-Suite executives. She was instrumental in the Commission’s work aimed at furthering America’s energy transition, including efforts to advance climate change solutions, breaking down barriers to new and emerging technology with orders 841 and 2222 and protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure from evolving cybersecurity threats. She also helped advance landmark actions such as reforming the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), streamlining FERC’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal application review and approval process and bolstering grid resilience and reliability.
She began her career on Capitol Hill, having served as a congressional aide to Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) and then-Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05). Lindsee also has political campaign experience, having served on the victorious re-elect for Martha Roby for Congress.
Lindsee is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Information Sciences, with an emphasis in journalism.