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Washington, D.C. (01-March-2012) - Luke S. Tomanelli has joined FaegreBD Consulting as an Assistant Vice President on the energy and environment practice team based in Washington, D.C.
Tomanelli brings inside knowledge of Capitol Hill after serving in the House and Senate. He spent more than five years on the staff of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), including the last three years as a legislative assistant focused on energy, environment, natural resources, public lands, endangered species, forestry, tribal and other federal policy issues.
Tomanelli has knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Superfund, Clean Air Act and Resources Conservation & Recovery Act, as well as experience with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.
"We are proud to have Luke join us," said Andy Ehrlich, energy and environment practice team leader at FaegreBD Consulting. "His practical Senate experience and focus on the public policy issues important to our clients make him a perfect fit."
Tomanelli also served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health. His government roles included drafting and negotiating passage of legislation.
After earning a master's degree in political science from Lehigh University in 2005, Tomanelli spent a year with the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight as a staff assistant. He investigated the Internal Revenue Service, tax-exempt entities and other groups under subcommittee jurisdiction.
Tomanelli also completed a year-long Graduate Student Fellowship with the Small Business Development Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Tomanelli graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor's degree in international studies in 2004.