About National Hydropower Association

Who We Are

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, renewable hydropower and marine energy.

Staff

Jeffrey A. Leahey
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Jeffrey A. Leahey

Deputy Executive Director
Diane C. Lear
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Diane C. Lear

Director of Membership Services
LeRoy Coleman
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LeRoy Coleman

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications
Francesca Blanco
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Francesca Blanco

Senior Manager of Meetings and Events
Kimberly Costner
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Kimberly Costner

Manager of Administration
Dennis Cakert
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Dennis Cakert

Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Market Policy

Executive Committee

Alvin Thoma
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Alvin Thoma

Chair

Alvin Thoma is a Director with Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E’s hydro system is one of the largest…

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Mike Haynes
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Mike Haynes

Vice Chair

Mike Haynes is the Power Supply Officer for Seattle City Light.

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Jay Anders
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Jay Anders

Treasurer

Jay Anders is an Associate Vice President of Hydropower & Hydraulic Structures at Black & Veatch.

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John Suloway
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John Suloway

Secretary

John is a Senior Energy Regulatory Advisor at Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC. With over 35 years of experience…

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Linda Church Ciocci
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Linda Church Ciocci

President and CEO

Linda Church Ciocci is the President and CEO of the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the national trade association that…

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Herbie Johnson
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Herbie Johnson

Immediate Past Chair

Herbie began his career with Alabama Power Company’s Reservoir Management group in 1994.  He is currently serving as Southern…

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2019 Board of Directors

2019 Advisory Board Members