The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Stewart, government relations manager at NEMA, and 33 others to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC). The committee is made up of senior-level, private-sector representatives to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs and policies with the goal of expanding the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services.
“We are proud to have Jonathan Stewart represent NEMA and our member companies on Secretary Pritzker’s clean energy advisory committee,” states NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “This appointment recognizes the great work Jonathan does on behalf of the industry, and his insight and expertise will be valuable to the committee.”
Stewart has worked as government relations manager at NEMA since June of 2013. In this capacity, he reports to a broad spectrum of member manufacturers on federal and international legislative and regulatory issues involving environmental regulations, workplace safety, and consumer product safety. In the last year, his responsibilities expanded to include certain NEMA export promotion initiatives, which included leading a delegation of NEMA member companies on a multi-city trade mission to Mexico. He is currently planning similar trade missions to Cuba in 2017 and Colombia in 2018.
Since its formation in 2010, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee has provided more than 30 recommendations to address a range of issues, including fostering market conditions to strengthen the environmental technology manufacturing base, enhancing support and coordination from government and research programs, reducing gaps in export financing, and improving programs of federal trade policy and promotion agencies.
The next REEEAC meeting will be held on December 1 in Washington, D.C. Visit the REEEAC website for more information.