Craig Goodman To Serve As Chairman Of NEM Upon Retirement From CEO Role; New NEM President Named
Retirement Reception Honoring Goodman, Retail Energy Strategic Leadership Forum Set
January 22, 2020 Email This Story Copyright 2010-20 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) announced that Craig Goodman, whose retirement as President and CEO was previously reported, will assume a new role as Chairman of NEM’s Board of Directors upon his retirement from the CEO and President role
NEM's Strategic Industry Leadership will focus on regulatory issues affecting the retail energy industry, including a review of various new markets considering retail choice (or expanding limited choice), such as Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado, and Florida
Goodman will also continue in an advisory role for the National Energy Marketers Association.
Gerry Haggarty, the President & CEO of Family Energy and the current Chairman of NEM’s Executive Committee, noted, "Craig’s significant contributions to consumer energy choice over his long and illustrious career, including his twenty-two years as the leader of NEM, is recognized and highly respected in the industry, and we are proud to honor him for a job incredibly well done."
NEM's Strategic Industry Leadership conference will also introduce William "Bill" Kinneary as NEM’s new President. Kinneary is a founding NEM member, a three-time Chairman of NEM’s Executive Committee and a current NEM Board member with over forty years of experience in the energy sector.
NEM said that it has "big plans" going forward in 2020. "The Board of Directors has crafted and approved a strategy which, while retaining the fundamental functions of NEM, will intensify NEM’s focus on changing the provision of all competitive in-home products, services and technologies from utilities to retail energy marketers," said Chris Hendrix, the CEO & Co-Founder of Demand Control 2 and a NEM Board member. "Electricity consumers in Texas and natural gas consumers in Georgia, where energy competition is structured in exactly this way, have benefitted greatly over the past twenty years," added Hendrix.
Kinneary added, "NEM will also focus on significantly expanding its membership. A key component of this expansion will be a dues structure to accommodate new or smaller retailers, consumers and other industry participants."