The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed Denise Bode as its new CEO, effective Jan. 2. She will succeed Randall S. Swisher, who is retiring after 19 years with AWEA.
Bode, who is currently CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation, is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and served nine years on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Her experience in the energy field is extensive and includes seven years as president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and nine years on the staff of former U.S. Senator David Boren, D-Okla., as his legal counsel, focusing on the areas of energy and taxation.
‘Denise Bode is an extremely dynamic and well-respected leader on energy issues in Washington, D.C., and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to AWEA,’ says Swisher. ‘We are very fortunate to have such a talented and able individual available to lead the association at a time when renewable energy stands on the threshold of dramatically expanding its contribution to America's energy supply.’
SOURCE: The American Wind Energy Association