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ACORE Expands Leadership Team, Adding Chief Operating Officer and New Vice President of Communications

Washington, D.C.  – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) formally announced today the expansion of its senior management team.

Bill Parsons, former Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Chris Van Hollen, has been named ACORE’s new Chief Operating Officer. In that capacity, Parsons will be responsible for overseeing ACORE’s day-to-day operations, including policy, communications and programs.  Parsons professional background includes extensive experience with climate, energy, finance and the environment. He ran the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus for eight years and was also a founding Board Member of the Montgomery County Green Bank.

Additionally, ACORE has named Alex Hobson its new Vice President of Communications. Hobson has considerable communications and renewable energy experience, working most recently for the Solar Energy Industries Association as its Director of External Communications. Prior to that, she was an award-winning television reporter throughout the state of Florida.

“We are delighted to welcome Bill and Alex to the ACORE leadership team,” said ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone. “Bill’s management expertise and political acumen, along with Alex’s strategic communications skills, will be huge assets for ACORE and its member companies as we work to accelerate America’s transition to a renewable energy economy.”



The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national nonprofit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. Founded in 2001, ACORE is the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies. Every year, ACORE convenes top business leaders and policymakers at its annual forums on finance, policy and grid technology in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. For more information about ACORE, please visit www.acore.org and follow @ACORE on Twitter.

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American Council on Renewable Energy
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