Denise Bode Becomes Top Executive of Wind Energy Group

The American Wind Energy Association appoints Oklahoman Denise Bode as its new CEO.
Bode succeeds Randall S. Swisher, who is retiring after a 19-year stint with AWEA, on Jan. 2.
Bode is chief executive of the American Clean Skies Foundation, is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and served for nine years on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
“I am thrilled by my new opportunity of working with the AWEA team to grow wind power in the U.S.,” Bode said. “I am particularly proud of the role I played as Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner to bring commercial wind power to Oklahoma.”
Her experience in the energy field is extensive and includes seven years as president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and nine years on the staff of then – U.S. Senator David Boren, D-Okla., as his legal counsel, focusing on the areas of energy and taxation.
“Denise Bode is an extremely dynamic and well-respected leader on energy issues in Washington, D.C.,” said Swisher, “and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to AWEA. We are very fortunate to have such a talented and able individual available to lead the Association at a time when renewable energy stands on the threshold of dramatically expanding its contribution to America’s energy supply.”
Bode’s leadership will help establish ACSF as a real player in the debate on energy and the environment, said Aubrey K McClendon, chairman and founder of the American Clean Skies Foundation.

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