Sydney McNiff Johnson

Principal @ SNR Denton

2012_Sydney_johnson[1]Sydney McNiff Johnson is a principal in SNR Denton’s Global Energy practice, where she brings years of experience advising clients on domestic and international energy, environmental and political solutions within the government relations and public affairs arena. Previously, Sydney served as president of Lockhart Strategies International, LLC, a niche player in Washington, helping companies create government relations strategies to expand business capabilities; working with emerging energy technologies and environmentally friendly products to gain market access; and developing pilot programs and championing relationships for firms in the public and private sector. She served as senior vice president of Government Relations and Corporate Communications for USEC, Inc., the world’s largest uranium enrichment company (NYSE: USU), where she was liaison between the $2.1 billion in revenue company and the Department of Energy. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sydney came to Washington to serve as legislative assistant for Energy and the Environment to Congressman Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey, Jr. (R-CA) and three years later as Energy legislative assistant to Senator S.I. Hayakawa (R-CA). Sydney is an active member of the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC), which she helped co-found in 2002 under the name of the U.S. Transport Council. Sydney is also a member of the Leadership Council of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). She currently sits on the the board of directors of the National Symphony Orchestra; the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, Oregon; and the National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame in Annapolis, Maryland. She is also a member of the Chairman’s Council for Conservation International (CI) and is one of the co-founders of CI’s Women’s Conservation Forum. Sydney received a BA in Political Economics from Colorado College.