Rebecca is a seasoned policy advocate and coalition manager expert with more than 35 years of experience working in and before the legislative and executive branches of federal and state governments. Her background includes advancing policy interests on a variety of policy matters on behalf of trade associations, municipalities, non-profits, and corporations. She is also known for her extensive experience in developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies at the state and local levels of government. For her long-standing work with the National Hydropower Association, Rebecca manages a state profile of regulatory and legislative actions impacting hydropower’s valuation and treatment under various policies and programs.
She has served as a senior policy advisor for renewable energy, energy efficiency and hydropower while at the American Public Power Association for 14 years. Prior to that, Rebecca was an Assistant Director for air quality and energy issues in the Washington, D.C. office of Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste. Her real start began on Capitol Hill in the early 1980’s when she worked as a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and later served as a Legislative Aide for House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chair Phil Sharp (D-IN).
Rebecca graduated with a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University and a MPA in Public Administration from George Washington University. She also completed all the necessary coursework for a secondary education in social sciences teaching certificate. Rebecca graduated as a High School class valedictorian. She currently resides in Alexandria, VA.