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Consumer Energy Alliance Announces New Board Chairman

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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 Pulliam, Chief Commercial Officer, SwayPay, Inc.; Brian Welch, Executive Committee & Casualty Manager, Wortham Insurance; and Wayne Zemke, 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 ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.