Work Experience
I served 20 years as Vice President and General Counsel (and 5 years as Secretary) at the largest trade association representing electric companies. I am experienced at working with all levels of government (legislatures, agencies, and courts) and the public on complex financial, clean energy, infrastructure and energy efficient issues, among others. As a trade association executive, I gained considerable experience as a leader skilled at working with varied interests to bring people together and achieve consensus results.
Civic Experience
I have served on the Board of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) for five years, one of the busiest rail-trails in the country, which extends from DC to Bethesda and eventually to Silver Spring. CCCT works with public parks agencies to help maintain and improve trail safety. I am also a member of Capital Trails Coalition, a meeting place for trail supporters and government agencies implementing a comprehensive trail plan for the Washington region.
I use my attorney skills to volunteer for AARP and the Whitman-Walker Clinic by providing free income tax filing services for seniors and others. I am a graduate of Senior Leadership Montgomery, a training program for active citizens and upcoming government leaders about local governments. When I lived in Bethesda, I was a member of the Montgomery County Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee, which advised the County Counsel on air and energy issues.