NRECA Names John Cassady Vice President of Legislative Affairs

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — National Rural Electric Cooperation Association (NRECA) Interim CEO Jeffrey Connor today announced John Cassady as NRECA’s vice president of legislative affairs within the Government Relations Department. Cassady currently serves as NRECA’s senior principal, legislative affairs.

In his new position, Cassady will report to NRECA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Kirk Johnson.

“John brings a depth of professional experience and respected leadership to our NRECA team,” Connor said. “He knows the energy industry, Capitol Hill and America’s electric cooperatives inside and out, and he is a key advocate for energy consumers in the 47 states our members serve.  John’s promotion reflects his personal approach to our mission as a membership organization and the trust he has earned from our members over the years.”

Cassady has served as NRECA’s senior principal, legislative affairs since June 2010. Prior to joining NRECA, Cassady was the director of government affairs for Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., where he was a trusted resource to Ohio’s legislative and executive branches of government and the Ohio congressional delegation. His government experience includes serving as a legislative assistant to Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), as Legislative Liaison for the Office of Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and on caucus staff for the Republican Caucus of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Cassady holds a law degree from Capital University Law School, a Masters in telecommunications from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a BA in communication from DePauw University. He is a member of the State Bar of Ohio.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Burke, Va., with their three children, Jay, Natalie and Lindsey.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.