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Keith N. Cole

Vice President Government Relations and Environmen
Radiology
Grace Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Nepal

Biography

 Reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Festa, Keith directs the company's EHS operations and government relations in more than 40 countries where Grace has operations. For over a decade prior to joining Grace, Keith held leadership positions in government relations and public policy for General Motors Corporation, including assignments in Shanghai and Washington, D.C.  In these roles, he focused on GM's energy and environmental agenda for the company's advanced technology and promoted GM interests in growth markets in China, Russia, CIS, India, ASEAN, Africa, and the Middle East.  From 1999 to 2002, Keith was a partner in the Washington law firm of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, and from 1997 to 1999 he was a partner with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.  In these roles, he provided government relationships and regulatory counsel on  environmental, energy, and natural resource matters.  Prior to his lobbying experience, he served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate, Small Business Committee (1995-1997); and Minority Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee (1989-1995).  During this service was involved in a wide variety of matters including RCRA, Superfund, and the Clean Air Act. Keith earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering & Material Science from Duke University.  

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 Reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Festa, Keith directs the company's EHS operations and government relations in more than 40 countries where Grace has operations. For over a decade prior to joining Grace, Keith held leadership positions in government relations and public policy for General Motors Corporation, including assignments in Shanghai and Washington, D.C.  In these roles, he focused on GM's energy and environmental agenda for the company's advanced technology and promoted GM interests in growth markets in China, Russia, CIS, India, ASEAN, Africa, and the Middle East.  From 1999 to 2002, Keith was a partner in the Washington law firm of Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, and from 1997 to 1999 he was a partner with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.  In these roles, he provided government relationships and regulatory counsel on  environmental, energy, and natural resource matters.  Prior to his lobbying experience, he served as Counsel to the U.S. Senate, Small Business Committee (1995-1997); and Minority Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee (1989-1995).  During this service was involved in a wide variety of matters including RCRA, Superfund, and the Clean Air Act. Keith earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering & Material Science from Duke University.  

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