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2024-2026 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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DR. ALEXANDER WASHINGTON, VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Washington is the Director of Federal Governmental Affairs for Entergy Services, LLC, a vertically integrated energy company serving 2.9 million utility customers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas. He oversees policy issues, political affairs, and stakeholder relationships. With a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, Alex is a recognized leader in sustainable energy policies and workforce development. He spearheaded the establishment of high school energy academies and organized the first Mississippi HBCU Utility Career Summit. Alex's contributions have been recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal, and he holds leadership positions in various organizations.

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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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T.J. OSBORNE, TREASURER

T.J. is the Senior Business Program Manager at Pepco Holdings. T.J. works on the Policy and Strategy team to develop policies that create a Climate Ready Energy System across Pepco Holdings' service territory. T.J. has over six years of experience covering federal and state energy policy, regulation, and grant writing. He holds a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and B.S. from Hampton University.

DANIELLE POWELL, UNDER SECRETARY

Danielle Powell has been with Pepco for over 7 years holding a variety of roles since starting off as an intern and now being a Supervisor of Underground Transmission. She manages the construction crews who maintain the underground high voltage system. Danielle previously was an engineer in New Business where she focused on implementing projects to fulfill service requests for power for privately and publicly owned properties. Prior to transitioning to the construction side of the business, Danielle also held an engineering role in Distribution Automation Department, which centered around innovating the distribution system to make the electric system more reliable for customers.

Danielle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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DENNIS MANNING, UNDER 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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