Kevin Condon Named IAEC's Director of Government Relations
Kevin Condon joined the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) earlier this week as the association’s new director of government relations. IAEC’s government relations department is responsible for managing legislative representation at the state and national levels, while also organizing grassroots efforts through Iowa Rural Power (www.iowruralpower.org) which advocates for safe, reliable, affordable power that is environmentally responsible.
Condon previously served as director of public affairs at the Iowa Communications Alliance (ICA), serving as the chief advocate for the state’s rural communications companies and cooperatives. As the lead public policy staffer, he was also responsible for policy development, political action and grassroots operations, and media relations while assisting with regulatory affairs work.
Prior to the ICA, Condon worked as the director of government relations at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, advocating for the state’s largest business association. Condon’s federal experience is derived from his time working for Senator Tom Harkin in a variety of roles on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. and most recently as the Senator’s business and economic development liaison in Des Moines where he became involved in many projects that received federal investment through the USDA Rural Development programs. Condon has also served in government relations for the National Farmers Union in Washington, D.C., advocating for the economic and social well-being of rural Americans.
Condon grew up on a farm in Webster County and holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and earned his master’s degree from Iowa State University. He and his wife reside in West Des Moines with their two young sons.
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