Louis Finkel

Senior Vice President of Government Relations
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Louis Finkel is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Prior to NRECA Finkel was the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), where he directs the association’s federal, state, and local government relations activity. He has 19 years of experience on Capitol Hill, working inside and outside of government, and specializes in food, hunger, agriculture, energy, technology, environmental, trade and tax policy issues.

Prior to joining GMA in 2012, Finkel served as vice president, federal public affairs group, at McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC, where he represented corporate, trade association and not-for-profit clients before Congress and executive branch agencies. 

Finkel was chief of staff for the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, which was chaired by Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN). Louis also served in the government relations office of Exxon Mobil, where he represented the company before Congress and conducted policy analysis and strategic planning on matters of policy and politics. Additionally, Louis worked in the firm Lent, Scrivner & Roth, LLC, as legislative director to Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN), and as legislative assistant and staff assistant to Representative Peter Deutsch (D-FL).