Consumer Energy Alliance Announces New Board Chairman

HOUSTON–()–A key manufacturing executive has taken a leadership position on Consumer
Energy Alliance’s
(CEA) board of directors, the organization’s
president David Holt announced today.

Brett Vassey, president and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers
Association (VMA) and a member of CEA’s board since 2013, will serve as
the new chair of its Board of Directors. Vassey’s term follows two
successful years for CEA under the leadership of Wayne Zemke, a
marketing executive with Caterpillar, Inc, Zemke will continue to serve
as a member of the board.

Vassey, represents Virginia’s estimated 5,000 manufacturing facilities
employing over 230,000 Virginians as the VMA’s president and CEO.

“CEA has long benefited from Brett’s support and counsel,” said David
Holt. “He understands how a balanced energy policy that includes all
energy from wind and solar to oil, natural gas, and coal, helps American
consumers and generates numerous benefits for the economy. With Vassey’s
experience in the manufacturing industry, he brings a critical
perspective to the CEA board, and we look forward to utilizing his
expertise to advance the interests of energy consumers.”

“I am honored to help lead Consumer Energy Alliance, and along with the
current board members, I look forward to helping CEA advocate for
expanded access to responsible energy production as a means to grow our
economy, lower energy prices and improve energy security and
reliability,” said Brett Vassey.

CEA, formed in 2006 to tell the story of the energy consumer, is made up
of over 260 member companies and over 500,000 citizens who support
boosting an “all-of-the-above” energy policy.

Consumer Energy Alliance board members, include: Chad Easton,
State Government Affairs Manager, Nucor Steel; John Eichberger,
Executive Director, Fuels Institute; Vice Chair, John Heimlich,
Vice President and Chief Economist for Airlines for America; Mark
, Chief Commercial Officer, SwayPay, Inc.; Brian Welch,
Executive Committee & Casualty Manager, Wortham Insurance; and Wayne
, Caterpillar, Incorporated.

About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small
businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support
America’s energy future. With more than 500,000 members nationwide, our
mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for
households across the country. We believe energy development is
something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary
for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we
develop our diverse energy resources and energy’s importance to the
economy. Learn more at

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