Lou Crocco has over 25 years of experience as a top legislative staffer and consultant in Pennsylvania state government. Beyond Government Affairs Consulting, Lou provides strategic consulting for clients on a host of matters in the areas of strategic planning and communication as well as grant assistance, site selection, and economic development consulting.
Eventually rising to the position of Executive Director of the Republican House Policy Committee, Lou worked for over a decade in the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Prior to Lou’s position as a top leadership staffer, he served as a committee staffer for the Pennsylvania House Health and Human Services Committee. Upon leaving the legislature, Lou joined the lobbying practice for an international law firm based in Pennsylvania. For over 9 years, Lou served as Western Pennsylvania Director, Senior Director, and the Pennsylvania Managing Director for Duane Morris Government Affairs. Lou then went on to manage the Abraham and Roetzel Government Affairs practice in Pennsylvania prior to founding Keystone Strategic Advocacy and later Keystone Strategic Consulting.
Lou has consulted and advised numerous leading companies and nonprofit entities throughout the United States. He has successfully led and managed many client matters. Lou possesses a depth of understanding of the legislative and administrative processes and an insider’s view of the policy considerations and other motivations that drive those processes. Lou has a demonstrated history of the ability to identify client’s needs and priorities as well as the capacity to understand them in detail. Lou has the training, education, and background to translate and communicate complex issues and matters into simple terms.
Lou advises clients from throughout the United States. Lou represents Technology Companies, Energy Companies, Statewide non-profit associations, regional Health Systems, local governments and numerous national and international companies.
Lou is a published author on the topic of legislative advocacy. He holds a patent for technology related to shale gas development. Lou has authored numerous articles regarding natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Saint Francis University. He earned a law degree from the Widener University School of law. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Maryland bar.