The Renewable Hydrogen Alliance (RHA) has selected Michelle Detwiler as its new Executive Director. RHA is a Northwest trade association established in 2018 that promotes using renewable electricity to make climate-friendly fuels. Detwiler takes over from founding executive director Ken Dragoon and interim executive director Martina Steinkusz.
Ms. Detwiler has spent over 20 years in the energy sector and comes to RHA from her job as a Government Affairs specialist with PacifiCorp. She served as RHA’s Policy Committee Chair in 2018 and has remained an active member. Dragoon served as Executive Director until the end of 2020 and Steinkusz has been serving since then
Don Ruff, President of RHA’s Board of Directors, said
Michelle is the right person at the right time for RHA. We look forward to leveraging her expertise to transition RHA into a first-class trade association as demanded by the growing importance of this industry
Ms. Detwiler said:
I am thrilled and honored to be taking on this position. I look forward to building on the strong credibility that RHA has developed and opportunities it has created to serve its
RHA Board Member and Renewable Northwest Executive Director Nicole Hughes said:
The number of high quality candidates applying for this position was impressive and a testament to the organization’s reputation.
The new executive director is set to begin her tenure on April 1.
About Renewable Hydrogen Alliance
Renewable Hydrogen Alliance is a trade association based in Portland, OR, with more than 70 members in North America and around the world including utilities, advocacy groups, manufacturers, providers within manufacturing supply chains, consultants, developers, and others dedicated to the mission of using renewable electricity to create clean fuels
Source: Renewable Hydrogen Alliance