Kevin Sweeney (consultant)

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Kevin Sweeney
Born August 29, 1958 (age 60)
San Bruno, California
Residence San Francisco Bay Area
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (B.A)

Template:Use mdy dates Kevin Sweeney (Born August 29, 1958) is an American management consultant and former political aide.

Education, management and consulting career

Sweeney, who grew up in California, is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.[1] He has also served as a professor at Berkeley's Haas School of Business. [no citations needed here]

For much of his career, Sweeney has focused on environmental and energy policy. He was chief of staff at the Alliance for Climate Protection, a group founded in 2006 by Al Gore as a part of The Climate Reality Project.[no citations needed here] Sweeney directed the National Security and Climate Change Project, which released a report highlighting the security implications of climate change. He also directed the Irish American Climate Project.[2]

Sweeney was Director of Communications at Patagonia, a sports clothing company.[3] He led the company’s green efforts and, at the request of the President, played a significant role in establishing the Fair Labor Association.[4][5]

Politics

In 1993, Sweeney was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.[6]

Sweeney served as press secretary for U.S. Senator Gary Hart during his time in the Senate and on the presidential campaign trail. Hart began the 1988 presidential race as a clear front runner, but an infidelity scandal derailed his candidacy, and he eventually suspended his campaign.[7][8] When the campaign folded, Sweeney moved back into his mother's house and waited tables.[1][9]

He had previously worked on former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley's unsuccessful run for Governor of California.[1]

Personal Life

Sweeny's father died of congestive heart when he as six, leaving his mother with six children to support.[10]

Sweeney’s memoir, Father Figures, was published in May 2003 by HarperCollins and ReganBooks.[11][12][13][10]

Sweeney currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Media

Sweeney is portrayed by Chris Coy in The Front Runner (2018), a film about the Gary Hart presidential campaign.[14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gorney, Cynthia (26 October 1987). "From Tempest to Teapot;Kevin Sweeney Former Hart Press Secretary, Waiting Tables in California". Washington Post. https://search.proquest.com/news/docview/306936697/72551798B12F463EPQ/4?accountid=10226. Retrieved 25 November 2018. 
  2. . https://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/climate/CCRP_29.pd. 
  3. Rowledge, Lorinda (2017). Mapping the Journey: Case Studies in Strategy and Action toward Sustainable Development. routledge. ISBN 9781351282789. https://books.google.com/books?id=5p1ADwAAQBAJ&pg=PT135&lpg=PT135&dq=%22kevin+sweeney%22.+Patagonia&source=bl&ots=_0uOstxwZQ&sig=n-kH4-668JI0JZBM352Q0ai4Snw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiTqeCjmfDeAhUJjlkKHU34AoIQ6AEwCHoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22kevin%20sweeney%22.%20Patagonia&f=false. Retrieved 25 November 2018. 
  4. SOBLE, RON (1992-08-10). "Environmentalist Studies Future After Loss : Politics: Kevin Sweeney moves to L.A. after his defeat in the June congressional primary. He may still play a role in the battle over water sources in Ventura." (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-08-10/local/me-4829_1_kevin-sweeney. 
  5. KELLEY, DARYL (1990-05-30). "ELECTIONS SUPERVISORS : Patagonia to Leave VanderKolk Out of Ads" (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. http://articles.latimes.com/1990-05-30/local/me-9_1_vanderkolk-campaign. 
  6. LACEY, MARC (1995-04-10). "Top U.S. Aide Finds Capital's Environment Lacking : Kevin J. Sweeney Will Leave a Key Dept. of Interior Post to Return to California for a Better Quality of Life" (in en-US). Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. http://articles.latimes.com/1995-04-10/local/me-53150_1_interior-department. 
  7. Fallows, James (2018-10-16). "Was Gary Hart Set Up?" (in en-US). The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/was-gary-hart-set-up/570802/. 
  8. Sheehy, Gail. "The Destruction of Politician Gary Hart" (in en). The Hive. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/1987/09/gary-hart-failed-presidential-campaign. 
  9. Arias, Ron (9 November 1987). "No Longer Gary Hart's Spokesman, Kevin Sweeney Ponders His Fate While Waiting Tables at Lily's". People Magazine. https://people.com/archive/no-longer-gary-harts-spokesman-kevin-sweeney-ponders-his-fate-while-waiting-tables-at-lilys-vol-28-no-19/. Retrieved 25 November 2018. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 O'Keefe, Mark (15 June 2003). "Fathers for the fatherless". Montreal Gazette. https://search.proquest.com/news/docview/433950916/2F7695AF254D78PQ/9?accountid=10226. Retrieved 25 November 2018. 
  11. "The Sunshine City / Kevin Sweeney memorializes the San Bruno of his youth". SFGate. 2003-05-04. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/The-Sunshine-City-Kevin-Sweeney-memorializes-2650440.php. 
  12. Kelly, Daryl (28 April 2003). "Political Father Now 'Good Dad'; Kevin Sweeney, who helped spark Ventura County's slow-growth movement, returns to sign books and do his duty as a parent". Los Angeles Times. https://search.proquest.com/news/docview/421786472/fulltext/2F7695AF254D78PQ/4?accountid=10226. Retrieved 25 November 2018. 
  13. Hogan, William (15 June 2003). "`Father Figures' celebrates the men in the life of a boy without a dad". Hearst. Albany Times Union. 
  14. N'Duka, Amanda (2017-10-05). "Chris Coy Joins Hugh Jackman In ‘The Front Runner’; Disney’s ‘Nicole’ Adds Kingsley Ben-Adir" (in en-US). Deadline. https://deadline.com/2017/10/chris-coy-the-front-runner-disney-nicole-kingsley-ben-adir-1202181492/. 

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