Amy L. Farrell, a strategist and expert in energy, environmental and regulatory policy, has been named senior vice president for government and public affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
According to AWEA, Farrell will oversee federal regulatory affairs, state policy, public affairs and industry research. She will serve on AWEA’s executive team and work closely with Jim Reilly, who continues as senior vice president for federal legislative affairs. She starts at AWEA on June 16.
Farrell comes to AWEA from the American Petroleum Institute, where she sat on the executive leadership team as the group director for market development, and works across the organization and with member companies to increase natural gas demand.
From 2013 through 2015, Farrell played a similar role as vice president for market development at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), after helping the organization establish its market demand mission and advocacy strategy.
Before transitioning to the market development role, Farrell’s primary focus was advocacy on energy and environmental policies that directly affect oil and natural gas company operations. She served as vice president for regulatory affairs at ANGA and before that as a corporate issues advisor at ExxonMobil.
Prior to joining the private sector, Farrell held a series of senior government positions in the George W. Bush administration. She began her career as a policy analyst in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2000 to 2004, AWEA notes.