The American Public Power Association’s Board of Directors has named Scott Corwin as the association’s next president and CEO, APPA said on June 29.
Corwin currently serves as executive director of the Northwest Public Power Association in Vancouver, Washington, where he serves more than 500 utility and associate members in ten western states and British Columbia.
He previously served as the executive director of the Public Power Council, advocating for public power’s access to federal power from the Bonneville Power Administration. Corwin has extensive experience developing and advocating for federal policy positions before Congress, executive branch agencies, industry partners, and the media.
“Scott is a proven leader with a track record of member service, building consensus, and effectively driving advocacy priorities on behalf of the electric utility and public power communities,” said APPA Board of Directors Chair and General Manager of Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority David Osburn. “The APPA Board has full confidence in his ability to hit the ground running with the association’s stellar staff in service of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities.”
Corwin has long been active with APPA, with stints chairing its Power Marketing Administration Task Force and serving on the board for PowerPAC — the association’s political action committee. He also served on APPA’s Advisory and Nominating committees.
“I’m honored to join the APPA team,” said Corwin. “Public power — and the entire electric utility industry — is facing challenges on a variety of fronts, but I firmly believe that we are not only up to the task of facing them, but we are poised to thrive. It has been very rewarding to work with NWPPA, and I am excited to continue my work for public power with APPA.”
Corwin will start at APPA on August 16 at which time more information will be available.