Ashlie Keener Kuehn Joins HesseMartone

HesseMartone is pleased to announce that Ashlie Keener Kuehn has joined the Firm as a Senior Attorney.

Ashlie is an attorney and experienced governmental affairs expert specializing in Illinois, but with experience throughout the Midwest. Ashlie has served as:

• General Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations for Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC). As counsel and in-house lobbyist to the largest coal-fueled power plant and coal mine built in the U.S. since the 1980s, Ashlie managed corporate governance and legal affairs for the board of directors and oversees the company’s government affairs and public policy activities on both the state and national level. In addition to managing the Company’s legal and governmental affairs, she led the branding and owner relationships as well.

• Director of Government Affairs and Public Relations at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Ashlie was responsible for developing and leading government affairs, media relations and community outreach for the company in a 5-state region throughout the Midwest.

• Vice President of Public Affairs for Coca-Cola Enterprises. Ashlie managed the governmental and public affairs for the then Coca-Cola Bottling System in an 8-state Midwestern region. As the regional spokesperson, Ashlie managed outreach and media discussions focused on the “soft drinks in schools” and obesity debate. She also led and managed contract lobbying teams in several states as well as representing the company on trade association boards.

Ashlie holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is married to Justin Kuehn, a criminal defense attorney in Belleville, IL. They have 3 children and reside in Belleville. She is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the St. Clair County Bar Association.

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