ARLINGTON, Va. –NRECA has named electric utility and consulting leader Angela Strickland as senior vice president leading its Business and Technology Strategies department. The group develops strategic approaches for research, engineering, consulting, technology programs and business model for members of the organization.
Strickland’s leadership in a variety of energy-related capacities at two energy consulting organizations and Southern Company provides the experience necessary to assess and engage the NRECA membership in the technology, operations, and business needs of electric cooperatives.
“We are fortunate to welcome a new member of our senior team who has exceptional team leadership experience on regulatory policy and industry issues ranging from energy innovation and efficiency to electric transportation,” said Jim Matheson, NRECA’s chief executive officer. “Angela’s consulting experience will be an asset to work with a wide range of stakeholders. In fact, she has worked extensively with electric cooperatives and will help our members define future energy and business solutions.”
Strickland most recently served as managing director at GDS Associates on advanced energy roadmaps, energy procurement and electric transportation strategy. She also developed strategy and new market opportunities for ICF’s smart communities and innovation initiatives. Prior to her consulting roles, Strickland was Energy Innovation Center Product Development director at Southern Company, Marketing and Sales general manager at Gulf Power, and Energy Efficiency director at Georgia Power.
“I have had opportunities throughout my career to build a strong leadership base,” Strickland said. “My experience in many different roles has given me a broad view of the industry and underscored the importance of collaboration and transparency in the work that we pursue. I look forward to deepening my relationships with electric cooperatives across the country and working with them in a member-centric approach.”
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national trade association representing nearly 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. As local businesses built by the consumers they serve, electric cooperatives have meaningful ties to rural America and invest $12 billion annually in their communities.