WCEE is proud to announce its
2015 Woman of the Year
FERC Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur
WCEE's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that FERC Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur is WCEE's 2015 Woman of the Year. Ms. LaFleur will be honored at WCEE's annual gala on March 5th, 2015 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington DC.
Ms. LaFleur was first nominated by President Barack Obama to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2010 and was confirmed for a second term by the Senate in 2014. She was named Acting Chairman on November 25, 2013 and Chairman on July 30, 2014.
As commissioner, her priorities include reliability and grid security, promoting regional transmission planning, and supporting a clean and diverse power supply. She serves as the FERC liaison to the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee. She is a member of the NARUC Committees on Electricity and Critical Infrastructure and was co-chair of the FERC/NARUC Forum on Reliability and the Environment.
While no one can deny Ms. La Fleur’s credentials played a role in her nomination, WCEE members’ personal statements about her made the difference. Here’s what some WCEE members had to say about her.
“Ms. LaFleur presented nuanced and substantive remarks about politically sensitive issues with a unique balance of intelligence and humor. I was impressed not only with Commissioner LaFleur’ s knowledge, which is clearly far reaching, but also with her ability to be a strong leader and forceful personality in a way that is engaging and warm.”
“I observed her insightful and decisive action on the issues, fueled by her passion for energy issues. Personally, I respect her unique ability to connect with people and put them at ease, stemming from her genuine interest in each person with whom she comes into contact. This combination of professionalism and generosity of spirit have contributed to her success. To me, she is a mentor, role model, and caring friend.”
WCEE's Board of Directors thanks you for your support and looks forward to seeing you on March 5th, 2015.