Amy Farrell named American Wind Energy Association’s Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs

Published on May 15, 2017 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan recently announced that Amy Farrell was named the organization’s new Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs.

In her new role, Farrell will manage federal regulatory affairs, state policy, public affairs and industry research. She will also serve on AWEA’s Executive Team. She will officially began her new role on June 16.

Farrell has extensive experience in both the public and private sector working with energy, environmental and regulatory policy.

“Amy’s strategic thinking and broad experience across trade associations, a top-ranked energy corporation, and the White House will serve our members well as wind power takes its place among America’s leading energy sources,” Kiernan said.

Farrell currently serves as the Group Director for Market Development at the American Petroleum Institute (API) where she works to increase demand for natural gas. Prior to her role at API, she was Vice President for Market Development at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). Previously, she worked as Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at ANGA and a Corporate Issues Advisor at ExxonMobil.

Before she joined the private sector, Farrell held a number of senior positions in the George W. Bush Administration including Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the National Economic Council and Associate Director for Environment & Regulation in the Council on Environmental Quality.

Before working for the Bush administration, she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides & Toxic Substances and Special Assistant to Administrators Stephen L. Johnson and Mike Leavitt. She began her career as a policy analyst in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

“The wind industry is at an exciting crossroads, and I am honored to join the AWEA leadership team during this transformational time in domestic energy policy,” Farrell said. “I look forward to working with AWEA’s members to advance the greater use of wind energy and a greater recognition of the role wind plays in delivering affordable, reliable and clean energy.”