NHA WELCOMES NEW 2024 BOARD OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2023) – The National Hydropower Association today announced its new officers and members of the 2024 Board of Directors. NHA’s 20-member board, comprised of forward-thinking leaders from every sector of the hydropower and marine energy industries, is dedicated to preserving and expanding America’s first renewable energy resource.
“Our incoming 2024 Board of Directors are exceptional individuals that are committed to advancing hydropower and marine energy as clean energy solutions,” said Malcolm Woolf, NHA President & CEO.
The Executive Officers of the Board of Directors who start their terms of service on January 1, 2024, are:
Chair: Pamala Sullivan, American Municipal Power
Vice Chairs: Heidi Wahto, Stantec and Christopher Rousseau, J.F. Brennan Company
Secretary: Sharon White, Rock Creek Energy Group
Treasurer: Eric Van Deuren, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Immediate Past Chair: Mike Haynes, Seattle City Light
NHA is welcoming five newly elected members to its Board of Directors:
Carl Atkinson, Voith Hydro, Inc.
Scott Hennessey, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group (US)
Kelly Larimer, Kleinschmidt Associates
Jillian Lawrence, Hull Street Energy LLC
Preston Pierce, Duke Energy
The following members continue their terms into 2024 on the Board of Directors:
Suzanne Biddle, Tennessee Valley Authority
Sarah Kulpa, HDR
Jeff Leahey, SMI
Chris Mattson, Tacoma Power
Alan Michaels, New York Power Authority
Megan Nesbitt, ANDRITZ Hydro Corp.
Christopher Rousseau, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
Charles Sensiba, Troutman Pepper
Thomas St. John, Southern Company
Pamala Sullivan, American Municipal Power
Justin Trudell, FirstLight Power
Eric Van Deuren, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Heidi Wahto, Stantec
Sharon White, Rock Creek Energy Group
In addition to the newly elected and continuing members, the Board also appointed the following five individuals from NHA member companies to serve as advisory members to the Board:
Mark Benacquisto, United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) Millwrights
Todd Briggeman, Black & Veatch
Katia Debian, GE Vernova
Samantha Quinn, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust
Erik Steimle, Rye Development
NHA extends its thanks to our outgoing board members for putting our organization and the waterpower industry on a pathway to continued success. Leaving the Board at the conclusion of 2023 are:
Mike Haynes, Seattle City Light
Randy Herrin, Duke Energy
Mary Gail Sullivan, Northwestern Energy
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated exclusively to promoting the growth of clean, renewable hydropower and marine energy. The hydropower industry provides 31 percent of the nation’s renewable generation and 6 percent of overall electricity generation. In addition, pumped storage projects provide the majority of energy storage in the United States, making hydropower a critical resource to integrate increasing amounts of variable energy sources into America’s electricity system.