Kyle E. McSlarrow

Kyle Eugene McSlarrow (born June 29, 1960)[1] is a former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy and Congressional candidate. From 2011 to 2017, he served as the head of Comcast's lobbying and government-affairs office, which included NBCUniversal lawyers and lobbyists. In 2017, he became Comcast's Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Operations.[2][3]

Kyle E. McSlarrow
Kyle McSlarrow portrait.jpg
United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
In office
November 27, 2002 – February 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byFrank Blake
Succeeded byClay Sell
Personal details
Born
Kyle Eugene McSlarrow

(1960-06-29) June 29, 1960 (age 59)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Alison
ResidenceFalls Church, Virginia
Alma materCornell University (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
RankCaptain

BackgroundEdit

McSlarrow, a native of Virginia, earned degrees from Cornell University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Alison, live in Falls Church, Virginia.

Before moving to Capitol Hill in 1995, McSlarrow was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hunton & Williams. As a Captain in the U.S. Army, McSlarrow served in the Secretary of the Army's office as Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army from 1985 to 1989.[2]

Political campaignsEdit

Before joining the Department of Energy, McSlarrow served as Vice President of Political and Government Affairs for Grassroots.com, a privately held Internet company which marketed web-based political tools and services.[4] McSlarrow has held numerous positions in the political arena. From 1998 to 2000, he was the national chairman of the Dan Quayle for president campaign.[4] In 1997, he joined the office of the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell as Chief of Staff. McSlarrow also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott between 1995 and 1997.[4] McSlarrow was the Republican nominee in Virginia's 8th Congressional District in 1992 and 1994, losing both times to incumbent Jim Moran.


Year Subject Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %
1992 Kyle McSlarrow Republican 102,717 41.6 Jim Moran Democratic 138,542 56.1 Alvin O. West Independent 5,601 2.3
1994 Kyle McSlarrow Republican 79,568 39.3 Jim Moran Democratic 120,281 59.3 R. Ward Edmonds Independent 1,858 0.9[5]


US Department of EnergyEdit

 
McSlarrow speaking in 2008

McSlarrow became Chief of Staff of the Department of Energy, serving during the George W. Bush administration.

On November 27, 2002, McSlarrow was appointed United States Deputy Secretary of Energy.[4][6] He also was co-chairman of the U.S.-Russia Energy Working Group, a program started by George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.[4] He resigned in January 2005, leaving in early February.[7][8]

Cable lobbyistEdit

McSlarrow was president & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, a trade group representing the U.S. cable industry, from March 2005 to 2011. In 2010, he earned $2.8 million. According to Politico, this salary made him the best-paid tech lobbyist in the nation.[9] He departed the role in 2011 and was succeeded by Michael K. Powell.[10]

McSlarrow headed Comcast's lobbying and government-affairs office from April 2011 to 2017.[11] In 2017, he became the company's Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Operations.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kellman, Laurie (August 9, 1994). "8th District is hot again." The Washington Times.
  2. ^ a b "Kyle McSlarrow". Comcast. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Comcast Names Amy Lynch Regional Vice President for Washington Region". Business Wire. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Kyle E. McSlarrow, Deputy Sec of Energy, 2003 Atoms for Peace Conference.
  5. ^ "Office of the House Clerk - Electoral Statistics". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. pp. 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  6. ^ PN1711 — Kyle E. McSlarrow, — Department of Energy. Congress.gov
  7. ^ "Deputy Secretary of Energy Kyle McSlarrow Resigns". 19 Jan 2005. Retrieved 21 Jan 2015.
  8. ^ PN232 — Jeffrey Clay Sell — Department of Energy, Congress.gov
  9. ^ Rauf, David Saleh (July 2012). "Tech group execs making big money". Politico. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Szalai, George (March 5, 2011). "Former FCC Chair Michael K. Powell to Lead Cable Trade Group". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  11. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, Comcast picks cable-industry official to head lobbying office, Bob Fernandez, March 10, 2011.