The members of the Vistra Government Affairs team are here to assist you on matters relating to our company and our industry. All our team members have years of experience in the industry as well as the Legislative and Regulatory processes in Texas. If there’s a way we can help you please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the contact information below.

Sano Blocker

Sr. Vice-President Government Affairs
PH: 214.629.7642   :  @Sano_B

Chief lobbyist for Vistra, strong competitive spirit, cowgirl from Cowtown, parent to an ambitious globe-trotting landscape architect, avid snow skier,  enjoys presidential biographies, and dog’s best friend.

Jeff Ferry

Sr. Director Government Affairs
PH: 217.519.4762 : @energy654321

VST’s political face in Illinois; IL State Redbird, Chicago White Sox & Bears fan; hates to lose; love politics, history, and travel the world, especially if there’s scuba; good friends, conversation, food and drink are the best; Poli. Sci. major, student government leader at IL State; MPA: UIL – Springfield; JD: John Marshall Law; in Illinois, politics is best learned in the arena, not a classroom.

Rebekah Hamilton Kay

Director, Federal and Political Affairs
PH: 214.812.2031 : @VistraCorpPAC

Vistra corporate federal lobbyist and PAC director, native Plano-ite, community volunteer, married a guy from Louisiana, active mom of two energetic young kids, urban chicken rancher, still pretends to be a foodie, avid book reader, entertainer and traveler.

Mance Zachary

Sr. Director, Government Affairs
PH: 972.849.6997 : @ManceZachary

Vistra Corporate Lobbyist, proud Prairie View A&M University graduate, keeper of legendary international travel tales (ask my teammates), lifelong fan of DFW area sports teams especially the Cowboys, former Hoop-It-Up champion, always marveled at the talent of outstanding speakers, love beaches but don’t cope well in artic conditions (ask my teammates), and miss the entertainment genius of Michael, Whitney, and Luther!

Colin Fitzsimmons

Director, Government Affairs

PH: 717-793-6164  LinkedIn: @cmfitzsimmons

Vistra’s Corporate Lobbyist covering the Mid-Atlantic/Mid-West, father to a make-up wearing pre-teen, hack golfer & hunter, advocate for hydrating after training runs, 80’s movie junkie, 90’s hip-hop enthusiast and avid traveler.

Brent Chaney

Sr. Director, Government Affairs
PH: 214.812.4534 : @BrentChaney

Vistra Corporate Lobbyist, Former UT Austin Student Body President, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Advocacy Committee, consistent fantasy football failure and avid traveler.

Eric Padilla

Director, Public Policy
PH: 214.812.2885  LinkedIn: @eric-padilla-3a8a99

Vistra public policy director; St. Mark’s & DePauw grad, renaissance man, calligrapher, frustrated physicist, closet thespian, Mensa member, book addict, amateur photographer, and dreams of being a Michelin star chef. Father to two amazing and beautiful daughters & husband to a wonderful and beautiful wife.

Jacqueline Mauer

Administrative Assistant, Government Affairs
PH: 214.812.4925

Vistra support for Government Affairs; Passionate church volunteer; Dreaming of driving a Formula One race car; Shopping, reading, spending time with family and friends; Roller skating to 80’s music.

Ashley Juergens

Director, Government Affairs
PH: 979.324.4293 : @ash_juergens

Former Texas legislative staffer, Texas State Alum, Momma & Wife, loves: family, friends, a good cheese board, Texas BBQ & politics.

Emily Stipe

Sr. Manager, Federal and State
PH: 202-336-2950 : @emily_schmidlin  Linked In: emily-stipe-b62508a4

Vistra Sr. Manager, Federal and State Advocacy; Pittsburgh native and proud of it, Hail to Pitt and Hoya Saxa, Women’s Energy Network DC Chapter member, devoted to my Harry Potter and LoTR fandoms, welcoming new book recommendations, Christmas cookie baker-in-chief, forever trying to improve my sign language, Swiftie.

Jay O’Bryant

Sr. Manager, State Policy & Advocacy
PH: 419-509-0516  @JamesWOBryant
LinkedIn: jameswobryant

Vistra Sr. Manager, State Policy & Advocacy; Proud Toledo, Ohio native, University of Michigan alumnus behind enemy lines in Columbus, OH – Go Blue!, Downtown Columbus Young Professionals Co-Founder, soon-to-be Husband to a Medicaid lobbyist, parent to a miniature long-haired dachshund named Louis, avid golfer, karaoke enthusiast, and a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.