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Sue Kelly to retire from the American Public Power Association at the end of 2019

Washington, DC, November 15, 2018 – Coleman Smoak, Chair of the American Public Power Association Board and General Manager of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, has told the Association’s membership that Association President and CEO Sue Kelly will retire at the end of 2019.

Smoak said that Kelly has provided ample notice to the Board and Executive Committee to allow time to identify and hire her successor. Smoak also noted that the Executive Committee of the Board will begin to plan for the transition in December 2018, and conduct an in-depth assessment in early 2019 of the Association's future leadership needs.  

“Sue is committed to ensuring the Association continues to thrive in 2019,” said Smoak. “She and her excellent staff will continue their good work throughout next year to make this a smooth transition.”

Kelly has been with the Association since 2004 and has served as President and CEO since 2014.