As founder and President of Kanner & Associates, Marty Kanner has been involved in energy policy for nearly twenty years and honored twice as one of the Top 25 “Hired Guns” by The Hill. Prior to forming Kanner & Associates, Mr. Kanner served on the
government relations staff of the American Public Power Association, including three years as Director of Government Relations.

During his tenure at APPA, he played an integral role in passage of the transmission access provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as well as leading the successful effort to amend the Federal Power Act to provide wholesale electric customers with refunds during rate reduction proceedings.

Mr. Kanner also guided the association’s efforts on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the federal power program.
Mr. Kanner came to APPA from Capitol Hill, where he worked for members of Congress serving on the House Energy and Commerce and Resources Committees.

Mr. Kanner has led numerous legislative initiatives to protect consumers and ensure fair competition in the electric industry. He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and published articles and opinion pieces in Electricity Journal, Public Power,
Energy Daily, and The Washington Times. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.