Submit your candidacy by January 31, 2020

Are you ready to shape the energy storage industry to meet ESA’s Vision of 35 GW by 2025?

The Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) Nominating Committee is seeking candidates interested in being considered to serve on the Board of Directors. This is a critical time for both the organization and the industry. After an expansive 2019, the industry is poised for continued growth over the next several years. This incoming set of Board members will serve to ensure that ESA grows in step to realize this potential.

Raise your profile as a key leader in the industry.
Because the ESA board is individual-based, not company-based, we are seeking dynamic candidates that can provide the organization with strategic guidance, membership-focused networks, and commit the time and energy necessary to ensure strategies are executed. Additionally, the Board is always focused on representative diversity of the organization’s leadership to reflect the growing breadth of our membership across the storage value chain and the evolution of the energy storage industry.

Special note: This year, the Nominating Committee will propose a full slate of four (4) candidate to the Board and to members for their approval at the Annual Conference & Expo, April 8-10, 2020. A slate approach better ensures that the new Board will retain its balance and diversity, while also making the process more efficient for candidates.

All interested individuals should complete the candidate questionnaire using the guidance provided below. The final candidates will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and then voted on by the members at the ESA Energy Storage Annual Conference & Expo, April 8-10, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Candidate Eligibility

  • Must be a representative of a Full Member in good standing.
  • Must be willing to fulfill the legal, fiduciary, and financial responsibilities of a Director.
  • Must be able to participate in telephone interviews with the Nominating Committee between February 17 – 21, 2020.
  • Must be committed to attending the ESA Energy Storage Annual Conference & Expo, April 8-10, 2020.

Expected Level of Commitment: 

  • Serve a two-year term beginning in April 2020.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Board meetings typically lasting two hours; approximately two in-person Board meetings; monthly Committee meetings lasting 1 hour; and special meetings as called.
  • Active participation in the affairs of the Association, discussions, review of materials, and willingness to serve on or Chair at least one Committee of the Board.
  • Additional activities as needed.

Please review: Expectations of an ESA Board Member.

How to Submit Your Candidacy:

  • To submit a nomination, please complete the Candidate Questionnaire by Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:00PM PST and submit to Becca Dietrich at b.dietrich@energystorage.org.
  • Confirmation of receipt of your nomination will be provided via email. 
  • Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Becca Dietrich, Vice President, Operations (b.dietrich@energystorage.org) at +1-202-293-0537.

Current Board of Directors:

Troy Miller

Troy Miller

Chairman of the Board

GE Renewable Energy

Sales Leader, Energy Storage, North America

John D. Hewa, P.E.

John D. Hewa, P.E.

VICE CHAIR

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Operating Officer

Craig R. Horne, Ph.D.

Craig R. Horne, Ph.D.

Immediate Past Chair

Swinerton Renewable Energy

Senior Director, Energy Storage

Jacqueline M. DeRosa

Jacqueline M. DeRosa

Secretary

Ameresco

Vice President, Battery Energy Storage

Peter Muhoro, Ph.D.

Peter Muhoro, Ph.D.

Treasurer

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)

Vice President, Strategic Industry Research and Analysis

Julie Blunden

Julie Blunden

Director

EVgo

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Kiran Kumaraswamy

Kiran Kumaraswamy

Director

Fluence

Vice President of Market Applications

Zachary Kuznar, Ph.D.

Zachary Kuznar, Ph.D.

Director

Duke Energy

Managing Director, Energy Storage and Micro-grid Development

Ben Lowe

Ben Lowe

Director

Enovation Partners

Manager

Juliana Mandell

Juliana Mandell

Director

ENGIE Storage

Director of Market Development and Policy

Kate McKeever

Kate McKeever

Director

RWE

Director

Charles Post

Charles Post

Secretary

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Energy Storage Program Manager

Polly Shaw

Polly Shaw

Director

Shaw Consulting

Principal

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