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Executive Director

Linda Church Ciocci

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Linda Church Ciocci is the executive director of the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the national trade association that represents the interests of the hydropower industry and advocates for policies that ensure the continued flow of hydropower’s benefits to all Americans.

As NHA’s executive director, Ms. Church Ciocci represents the country’s largest renewable energy resource before Congress, key national policymakers, and the media. She is an expert on energy issues, and has served on numerous task forces and boards, advising other organizations, including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).

She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Energy and Environment Study Institute (EESI). She is also serving her third term on the U.S. Department of Commerce Federal Advisory Committee on Renewable Energy.

Ms. Church Ciocci was named one of the 100 all-time most influential people in the global hydropower industry last year by a major trade publication.  She was the only woman chosen for this distinction and one of a handful of Americans to make the list. In 2014, she was named a Woman of HydroVision, nominated by industry as one of ten women acknowledged for their leadership and vision.

Before joining NHA, Ms. Church Ciocci served as an advocate and official at the American Public Power Association (APPA) and other organizations.  She has worked on issues ranging from municipal bonds and taxation to economic development and public finance.