Kyle Oliver is a principal with BlueWater Strategies, the premiere bipartisan business and governmental affairs consulting firm specializing in energy, environment, and natural resources issues in D.C. He has extensive experience working with Republican and Democratic leadership in Congress, including key energy and natural resources, tax writing and authorizing committees, as well as top officials at the White House, the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Energy, and the EPA. More importantly Kyle is highly regarded for his policy and commercial expertise, and has demonstrated the ability to build strong coalitions and make fair deals. BlueWater is highly successful because they win arguments based on the fusion of good policy and good politics, enhance our clients’ reputations, and are trusted in Congress and the Administration.
BlueWater represents a select group of U.S. and international clients, including some of the largest nuclear power, oil and gas, electric utility, water districts, energy technology, and infrastructure companies. They also represent natural resource companies with mining, timber, conservation, and agricultural interests, and provides pro bono assistance to a number of sportsmen and conservation organizations.
Prior to his time at BlueWater, Kyle spent ten years on Capitol Hill serving as Legislative Director and Chief Policy Advisor to Congressman Ralph Hall, the Dean of the Texas delegation. Kyle was professional staff on the Energy and Environment Subcommittee while Hall was Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He also handled the Congressman’s Energy and Commerce portfolio, focusing on energy and environment issues.
Kyle is on the board of the Texas State Society, where he serves on multiple committees, including the Black Tie and Boots Committee, which organizes the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C. He also serves on the board of “Lobbyists 4 Good,” a nonprofit organization that crowdfunds lobbying for issues that are underrepresented in Washington and meant to benefit all people, especially those without a strong voice.
Kyle hails from Texas, where he was born, raised, and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. He spent two years in Montana and started a small business that helped to prevent forest fires on private lands. Kyle is an avid basketball player, and helps the Hoops for Youth Foundation put on the annual Member of Congress Charity Basketball Game that raises money for local kids in the D.C. community. Kyle lives in D.C. with his wife Aaricka, his daughter Chancellor, and Golden Retriever Ranger.