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Colin Hayes

Founding partner
colin@lotsixteen.com
202-834-6795

I’m a big dork for energy and resources policy who spent a decade and a half on Capitol Hill.

As Staff Director at the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, and having played a central role in the advancement of several major pieces of legislation, there are not many policy issues I haven’t seen or challenges I haven’t navigated.  

If you ask around, people will tell you I’m a straight shooter who can go deep on policy issues but with plenty of political sense to determine what is actually possible.  

Before founding Lot Sixteen, I was lucky to have some tough bosses who knew the issues, their constituents, and how to pass legislation that mattered.  It had an impact on my own view that talk is cheap, especially from lobbyists.  And when I was on the other side of the table, listening to people doing what I’m doing now, I only paid attention to the people who knew the substance as well as I did, and weren’t so zealous they failed to realize there is, almost always, another side to the story.

I grew up in New England, graduated from Hobart College in western New York and after moving to DC got my MBA from George Mason University.  I live in Alexandria, VA with my very patient wife, our two wonderful kids and an adorable old mutt named Bell.