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NRECA’s Meyer to Head Energy Law Group

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: April 17th, 2014

The Energy Bar Association has unanimously elected Rich Meyer, senior vice president and general counsel to NRECA, to serve as its next president.

Rich Meyer

Rich Meyer

Meyer will take the reins as the professional association’s president and chief executive officer at its 2015 annual meeting.

“I’m very proud for Rich Meyer to take on this leadership responsibility at the Energy Bar Association,” said NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson.

“As a dedicated member of the team at NRECA, Rich combines his technical and legal experience with extensive knowledge of the energy industry in service to our electric cooperative membership. He will bring great enthusiasm and a unique perspective to the role of president of the EBA, along with his considerable skill as a lawyer.”

EBA, an international, nonprofit focused on energy law, elected Meyer and other officers April 9 during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The organization has more than 2,000 members and publishes the Energy Law Journal, among other activities.

Meyer, a long-time senior regulatory counsel for the electric cooperative association, last year was tapped to head NRECA’s first Department of General Counsel. The department’s 10 attorneys and 30 staff professionals focus on legal affairs, governance, compliance, risk management and internal audit functions.

“Co-op folks enjoy serving their communities, and being president-elect is an opportunity for me to serve the nation’s community of energy lawyers,” said Meyer.

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