USEA Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – Last week, during the Spring USEA Board of Directors meeting, two new Directors were confirmed by the Board. The new Directors were officially appointed by Executive Chairman Vicky Bailey and voted on by the Board.

The two new Directors are:

  • Nathan Johnson, Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University; and Director, Laboratory for Energy and Power Solutions (LEAPS), Arizona State University
  • Michael LeClair, President and CEO, Babcock Power, Inc.

USEA  Executive Chairman Vicky Bailey issued the following statement:

“We are delighted to welcome these two extraordinarily talented energy leaders to USEA’s Board. The years ahead will be a time of profound transformation for the global energy industry. Nathan and Michael will help ensure a promising future for USEA by helping navigate the changing energy landscape. I welcome both new members and I look forward to working with them.”

USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis said:

“I congratulate Nathan and Michael on their appointment to the USEA Board, and I am eager to begin working with them. USEA is honored to have an exceptionally dedicated and well-respected Board of Directors. Our Executive Chair and Board have been invaluable during my tenure and I am grateful for their wise counsel and tireless support during unusual times. Given the global pandemic, changing international energy patterns, and accelerating technological innovation, USEA continues its important mission to inform and promote a nonpolitical dialogue on energy policy and technical developments. The arrival of these two new members diversifies and strengthens the already outstanding experience we are fortunate to have on USEA’s Board.”


The United States Energy Association (USEA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded nearly a century ago. USEA’s mission has two pillars of equal importance. Domestically, USEA serves as a resource, by convening energy stakeholders to share policy, scientific, and technological information that fosters the advancement of the entire energy sector. Internationally, USEA supports global energy development by expanding safe, affordable and clean energy access in partnership with the U.S. Government.