Bill Parsons has been named as American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) new vice president for federal and state affairs. Parsons brings over two decades of legislative experience and policy expertise, both in Congress and for the renewable energy sector. In this newly created role, Parsons will lead ACP’s federal and state policy efforts.
“Bill’s extensive experience on Capitol Hill will be invaluable to ACP’s mission and our member companies as our industry continues to work on critical energy and climate policy issues to advance our nation’s transition to clean energy,” says Heather Zichal, ACP’s CEO. “Bill has built strong and meaningful relationships across government and the business sector which will help him lead our federal and state policy initiatives.”
As vice president for federal and state affairs, Parsons will advance ACP’s legislative and policy priorities in Congress and state legislatures across the country. He will also facilitate ACP’s collaboration and engagement with stakeholders and the public.
Parsons joins ACP from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), where he served as chief operating officer responsible for overseeing ACORE’s day-to-day operations with direct responsibility for policy, programs and strategic communications.
Prior to that, Parsons spent 14 years in Congress, serving as chief of staff to Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D, MD), and as legislative director. His portfolio included climate change, tax, and energy. Parsons was a founding member of the Montgomery County Green Bank and ran the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus over eight years.
“America’s clean energy transformation is underway, and ACP is leading the charge,” says Parsons. “I’m honored to join the ACP team as we build on this progress and deliver the low-cost, reliable, pollution-free power system Americans want and deserve.”