Senator Wayne Allard, Director
Senator Wayne Allard is Chief Executive Officer of Allard Associates, LLC. and was appointed Director in 2012. Senator Allard specializes on issues related to energy, health, defense, security, transportation and land use, and has experience in financial and governmental budget policies.
Prior to re-entering the private sector, Wayne served two successive terms (12 years) in the U.S. Senate on such key committees as Appropriations, Intelligence, Banking and Urban Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, and Interior. While in the Senate, Wayne had specific oversight duties for the Department of Energy. Prior to the Senate, he served for 3 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives on Budget, Small Business, Agriculture and Natural Resources committees; and in the Colorado state senate for 6 years on Agriculture, Business, Education, and Appropriations committees. Dr. Allard was elected to numerous leadership positions in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Colorado State Senate.
Prior to his political career, Wayne practiced veterinary medicine in Fort Collins, CO in private practice. Senator Allard founded the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus in the U.S. Senate in 1998, and served as its Co-Chairman until 2009. He was also founder of the Congressional Space Caucus.