about us

entré

[an-trey]

1. The act or privilege of entering.

2. Access.

3. Past tense of the French verb "entrer" meaning to enter.

We partner with our clients to identify their goals and work to design comprehensive and effective strategies to get the job done. We are tactical, strategic and we open doors.

Entré = Access.

Colette Vallot is the founder and managing partner of Entré Strategic Partners, specializing in leveraging relationships to deliver favorable outcomes for clients. She is an attorney with nearly 25 years of experience working in a broad array of industries, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Entré Strategic Partners is M/W/DBE Certified.

She has consulted with local government entities, corporations, trade associations, school districts, and nonprofit organizations drafting legislation, analyzing public policy, and lobbying related to energy, public education, occupational regulations and taxation issues.     While working with HillCo Partners during the Texas 85th Legislative Session, Colette assisted with securing passage of significant legislation in Texas. Her practice areas include energy, education, local regulation and municipal entities.

Ms. Vallot spent nine years at Energy Future Holdings (EFH), a leading energy company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated businesses, including TXU Energy and Luminant, the largest electricity generator in Texas. In her role in external affairs, she directed advocacy strategies in support of policy positions, while strengthening the company’s reputation and influence with local, regional and state elected officials.  Colette successfully opened doors and built relationships with key community and business leaders. She developed and implemented multifaceted programs that garnered support from cities, municipalities, chambers of commerce, and third-party associations in support of the company’s environmental, community relations and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

While covering the Houston market, Colette served as chair of the Energy Council at the Greater Houston Partnership and was a member of the Government Relations and Environmental Advisory Committees. She also served on government affairs and legislative committees of numerous local chambers of commerce throughout Texas, helping to shape legislation and its impact.

Before joining EFH, Colette was director of operations and licensee compliance in the consumer products division at Nickelodeon Networks in New York.

Colette received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor’s degree in public communications from American University in Washington, DC. She is licensed to practice law and is a registered lobbyist in Texas.

client services

Our goal is to help our clients meet legislative and business goals through leveraging relationships to achieve results. With over 25 years of experience in many practice areas, we deliver outcomes that exceed our clients’ expectations.

Local

State

Federal

Entré Strategic Partners represents clients at the local, state or federal level.

we specialize in

Lobbying

We build deep-rooted relationships and alliances, navigating the intricacies of local and state government to successfully achieve desired results.

Government Affairs

We identify, analyze and act on legislation that impacts our clients to ensure alignment and integration of their interests on a local, state and federal level.

Advocacy

We are adept at developing a concise message to reach key influencers, and engaging in constructive dialogue with stakeholders and decision makers on our clients’ behalf.