José Zayas Chosen as ACORE’s Head of Policy and Programs

José Zayas is joining American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as the organization’s new executive vice president of policy and programs. He will lead ACORE’s policy and programmatic activities, working closely with ACORE’s board, staff and member companies to deploy ACORE’s integrated policy and program agenda.

Zayas is an energy leader with over 25-years experience in both the private and public sectors. Before joining ACORE he was the senior vice-president of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy. This position oversees their innovation, project administration, and partnership portfolio. Zayas was previously the executive director of Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy. He led efforts to improve performance and lower costs, and accelerate the deployment of renewable technologies.

“We are delighted to welcome José Zayas to the ACORE leadership team,” states Gregory Wetstone, ACORE’s president and CEO. “José’s deep technical and policy background and his leadership experience in government and the private sector will be tremendous assets for ACORE and our members as we work to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.”

“I am thrilled to join ACORE’s leadership team at such a pivotal moment to continue to shape our nation’s energy future,” says Zayas.  “ACORE has played a critical role in the extraordinary growth of the renewable energy sector over the past two decades, and I look forward to working with the organization’s exceptional staff and influential member companies to secure the renewable energy future Americans want and need.”