NHA Welcomes New Leadership and Board Members

The National Hydropower Association has announced its 2010-2011 member president, officers and advisory board members.

“This is an exciting time for the U.S. hydropower industry,” said NHA Executive Director Linda Church Ciocci. “Having a strong board that recognizes the opportunities that lay before us will be integral to our success this year. I’m pleased to welcome the new board members and officers onto our team.”

At its January 2010 meeting, the NHA Board elected the following officers for a term of one year:

President – Andrew Munro, Director of External Affairs, Grant County Public Utility District

Vice President – David Moller, Director, Hydro Licensing, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Treasurer – Jim Thrasher, Energy Production Supervisor, American Electric Power

Secretary – Ed Schild, Director, Hydroelectric Resources, Puget Sound Energy

Munro, who was recently re-elected to the board, was re-elected to the presidency for a second term.

Moller, who had been NHA’s treasurer, also remains on the executive committee in his new position as vice president.

Thrasher and Schild have worked on NHA committees and projects for many years.

“I am very excited to serve the National Hydropower Association as president for another year,” said Munro. “With hydropower’s potential to create 700,000 new direct and indirect jobs while adding over 60,000 megawatts of new renewable energy to our country’s electricity supply, the future role for hydropower has never been greater.”

Munro says he intends to continue with an aggressive agenda for NHA over the next year, challenging the industry to reach its potential to double domestic hydropower capacity and the number of industry jobs by 2025.

NHA is also welcoming five recently-elected members to the NHA Board of Directors.

They are:

Dan Adamson, Davis Wright Tremain LLP

David Moller, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Andrew Munro, Grant County Public Utility District

Rich Riazzi, Chelan County Public Utility District

Mark Stover, Hydro Green Energy, LLC

In addition, five members will join the Advisory Board:

Kirby Gilbert, Montgomery Watson Harza

Jessica Matlock, Snohomish County Public Utility District

Cherise Oram, Stoel Rives LLP

Rennie M. Singletary, Santee Cooper

Eric Van Deuren, Mead & Hunt

For more hydropower news and information, visit HydroWorld.com

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