American Public Power Association names Sue Kelly president, CEO

The American Public Power Association (APPA) board of directors appointed Sue Kelly as the organization’s new president and CEO to succeed Mark Crisson effective April 1. Kelly has served with APPA since 2004 and is currently general counsel and senior vice president for policy analysis.

She has extensive experience as an attorney dealing with federal regulation, particularly before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

“Sue Kelly is an exceptional leader with a demonstrated commitment to public power.  Her extensive industry knowledge, strong interpersonal skills, and record of achievement have earned her the respect of APPA’s membership, her industry colleagues, and federal regulators,” said Gary Stauffer, APPA board chair and executive director of NMPP Energy in Lincoln, Nebraska. “The Board of Directors looks forward to working with Sue and has every confidence that she will successfully lead APPA and its members through the challenges that lie ahead.”

APPA is the trade association serving the nation’s 2000 public power systems in 49 states. Its members serve a population of over 47 million people, representing about 15 percent of all power customers in the U.S.  They are locally owned and controlled and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

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