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Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Technical Services

Dave Zayas

David joined NHA in 2011 and is responsible for managing NHA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, Small Hydro Council, Hydraulic Power Committee, and the Operational Excellence (OpEx) program – hydroexcellence.org.  He represents NHA before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the federal land-management agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, NGO’s, and national coalitions, among others.

David graduated from Vermont Law School, cum laude, with a JD and a Masters in Environmental Law Policy, and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.   He obtained his BS from the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.  Prior to joining NHA, David was the Director of Government Relations for the American Hiking Society, and he was a law clerk for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Judiciary Committee.