The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has announced new leadership positions at the organization. Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and ACORE advisory board member Dennis V. McGinn has accepted the position of president.
Dan Reicher, formerly U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy and currently director of Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, has become chairperson of ACORE's board of directors, with ACORE co-chairperson of the board of directors, John Geesman, stepping down.
Admiral McGinn served 35 years with the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer and national security strategist. He also served as deputy chief of naval operations for warfare requirements and programs at the Pentagon, among other posts.
McGinn is actively engaged in efforts at the national level to highlight the close link between energy, climate and national security. He is a strong advocate for innovative government policy, public and private partnerships, and investments that will promote clean energy growth and innovation, according to ACORE.
Reicher has more than 25 years of experience in energy and environmental technology, policy, finance and law. Formerly, he was director of climate change and energy and initiatives at Google.