Leadership Team

Delia Patterson

Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Communications and General Counsel
American Public Power Association

Delia oversees the American Public Power Association’s regulatory, government relations, and communications functions. She has been general counsel for the Association since 2014. She helps with energy policy formulation and advocates before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, federal courts, and other energy policy forums. Delia heads the Association’s Public Power Forward initiative to prepare member utilities for the evolving energy future. In 2016, Delia was recognized by Trending 40 as one of DC's top 40 in-house lawyers for corporations and non-profits. Before joining the Association, Delia was a senior associate at a large law firm. She also served six years in the U.S. Navy.

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