Sue Kelly has been president and CEO of the American Public Power Association (APPA) since April 2014.� Prior to becoming president and CEO, Kelly was APPA�s senior vice president, policy analysis and general counsel.� In that capacity, she helped APPA and its members in energy policy formulation and with policy advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), federal courts, and other governmental and industry policy forums.From 1998�2004, Kelly was a principal with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Miller, Balis & O'Neil, P.C. She represented cooperatively and publicly owned electric utilities and their trade associations, as well as other governmental entities, assisting them with restructuring-related issues before the FERC, federal appellate courts, and state public utility commissions.From 1995�1998, Kelly served as the Senior Regulatory Counsel for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). She represented NRECA before the FERC, state public utility commissions and courts, and served as a liaison from NRECA to many industry groups.� In March 2008 she was appointed to a one-year term on the Department of Energy�s Electricity Advisory Committee, tasked with helping to define a strategy for modernizing the country�s electricity delivery infrastructure, and assisted with the drafting of its final report, �Keeping the Lights On in a New World� (January 2009).� In April 2010 Kelly was elected president of the Energy Bar Association. In November 2010, Public Utilities Fortnightly named Ms. Kelly one of its �Groundbreaking Lawyers of 2010.�Kelly is a frequent speaker on energy-related topics.� She has given presentations to many industry groups, including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Organization of PJM States, Inc.,�the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, the Energy Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Antitrust Institute, the National Council of State Legislatures, the Consumer Federation of America, the DOE-NARUC Electricity Forum, the Electricity Consumers Resource Council, EEI-Energy Daily, EXNET, Platts, Infocast, New Mexico State University�s Center for Public Utilities, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the American Gas Association, and the American Public Gas Association.Kelly earned her J.D. degree with high honors from the George Washington University in 1980, and her A.B. degree in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Missouri in 1977.� She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, numerous federal appellate court bars, and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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