Fatima Maria Ahmad is the Manager for Federal Regulatory Affairs and Offshore Wind at AWEA. She is an experienced attorney with broad expertise in environmental law and policy. Her leadership experience and collaborative working style have facilitated success for a diverse array of clients and organizations. Prior to joining AWEA, Fatima served as a political appointee during the first term of the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), where she worked with the rest of Secretary Ken Salazar’s team to license over 10,000 MW of renewable energy development on public land, including wind, solar, and geothermal. Before joining DOI, Fatima was an attorney with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with expertise in protected resources and international fisheries. Fatima began her career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she provided counsel to industrial and manufacturing clients and identified environmental and real estate liabilities in corporate transactions.