2022-2024 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

KETURAH A. BROWN, PRESIDENT

Keturah is a Managing Associate Attorney in the Sidley Austin LLP Energy, Transportation, and Infrastructure Group. Keturah advises energy companies and financial institutions on regulatory requirements under the Natural Gas Act and Federal Power Act. Keturah also advises energy traders and marketers on physical and financial wholesale power and gas transactions, renewable energy credits, mergers and asset acquisition approvals, and regional energy market rules and tariff requirements. Keturah has experience representing clients in regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various state public utility commissions.

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BELINDA REID, VICE PRESIDENT

Belinda Reid has been with Pepco Holdings for ten years in various roles. She is currently the Manager Regulatory Performance, overseeing the Regulatory and Executive Customer Relations team responsible for resolving escalated customer inquiries received from regulators, statutory advocates and company executives. She previously served as a Principal Business Analyst for the Chief of Staff Office and had oversight of the benchmarking process which involved analyzing operational performance across the utility industry, and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and increased customer satisfaction.

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CLARENCE HAWKES III, SECRETARY

Clarence is an Attorney with Baker Botts LLP, practicing from the Firm’s D.C. office on matters involving energy law, administrative law, cooperative law, communications, and transactional law.  Clarence represents municipal and tribal utilities, electric cooperatives, and other governmental entities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in administrative litigation and settlement proceedings.  Clarence also advises clients on issues concerning FERC rulemakings, RTO)/ISO tariffs, and stakeholder processes.  Additionally, Clarence advises clients on financing and development matters for renewable energy projects.

CLARENCE HAWKES III, SECRETARY

Clarence is a Managing Attorney in the Dentons US LLP Energy Practice Group.  Clarence’s practice primarily focuses on complex energy regulatory and transactional matters. Clarence has extensive experience representing clients in administrative litigation and settlement negotiations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and in other federal and state proceedings concerning energy rulemakings and enforcement actions.  Clarence also assists clients with the negotiation and preparation of various contracts and other transactional documents, including power purchase agreements and other procurement and financing contracts.

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DR. CHRISTIE MURRAY, UNDER SECRETARY

Christie is the Director of Stakeholder Engagement at the ROSEN Group where she fosters industry-wide collaboration and engagement on energy policy, technology, and safety matters. She has over 27 years of energy expertise in engineering, regulatory compliance, policy formation, stakeholder engagement, and crisis communication. Prior to joining ROSEN, Christie spent ten years at the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) setting national energy policies and she  worked as an Engineer for several transmission pipeline companies.

Christie holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Information Systems, Masters in Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Business Administration.

DENNIS MANNING, TREASURER

Dennis is an Industrial Controls Systems Programmer at Apex Systems LLC. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Central Piedmont Community College.

 

Dennis is a United States Army Veteran, Power Generation 1992 Honorable Discharge.

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VIRGINIA JONES, UNDER TREASURER

Virginia Jones has been with Pepco over 20 years in a variety of roles from Regulatory Affairs to Operations.  She is currently a Sr. Business Analyst in Pepco Regional Operations responsible for performing detailed financial analysis to translate regulatory outcomes into financial results.  “Vee” also develops short-term and long-range business planning by conducting complex modeling, forecasting, and variance analysis.  She is the past-President of the Pepco African-American Employee Resource group.

 

She holds an MBA and a MS in Management: Project Management  from University of Maryland Global Campus.