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Jonathan Stewart appointed to clean energy advisory committee.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 17, 2016 - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced appointment of Jonathan Stewart, government relations manager at NEMA, and 33 others to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Stewart has worked as government relations manager at NEMA since June of 2013. In this capacity, he reports to broad spectrum of member manufacturers on federal and international legislative and regulatory issues involving environmental regulations, workplace safety, and consumer product safety.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA's Jonathan Stewart Appointed to Clean Energy Advisory Committee

Press release date: Oct 13, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va., —The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Stewart, government relations manager at NEMA, and 33 others to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC). The committee is made up of senior-level, private-sector representatives to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs and policies with the goal of expanding the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services.

“We are proud to have Jonathan Stewart represent NEMA and our member companies on Secretary Pritzker’s clean energy advisory committee,” said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “This appointment is well-deserved recognition of the great work Jonathan does on behalf of the industry, and his insight and expertise will be invaluable to the committee.”

Stewart has worked as government relations manager at NEMA since June of 2013. In this capacity, he reports to a broad spectrum of member manufacturers on federal and international legislative and regulatory issues involving environmental regulations, workplace safety, and consumer product safety. In the last year, his responsibilities expanded to include certain NEMA export promotion initiatives, which included leading a delegation of NEMA member companies on a multi-city trade mission to Mexico in June. He is currently planning similar trade missions to Cuba in 2017 and Colombia in 2018.

Since its formation in 2010, the REEEAC has provided more than 30 recommendations to address a wide range of issues, including fostering market conditions to strengthen the environmental technology manufacturing base, enhancing support and coordination from government and research programs, reducing gaps in export financing, and improving programs of federal trade policy and promotion agencies.

The next REEEAC meeting will be held on December 1 in Washington, D.C. For more information on the REEEAC, visit http://2016.export.gov/reee/eg_main_023040.asp.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers on the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

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