SEPA Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

SEPA Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. / ACCESSWIRE / July 1, 2024 / The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Fisher as its new Chief Strategy Officer, starting July 29th. Fisher will provide strategic direction and leadership for SEPA and oversee the organization’s business development, membership, and research and industry strategy teams.

“I am incredibly excited to have Emily join SEPA as our new Chief Strategy Officer,” said Sheri Givens, President and CEO of SEPA. “Her broad executive leadership skills, combined with her passion for helping energy companies develop and implement solutions to address climate change, make her an exceptional choice for this critical role. She is a respected policy advocate and in-demand speaker on a range of industry issues. I look forward to her support in expanding SEPA’s reach and advancing our mission.”

Prior to joining SEPA, Fisher worked at Edison Electric Institute (EEI), where she served as a member of the leadership team as Executive Vice President, Clean Energy, and General Counsel. In these positions, she focused on ensuring member electric companies succeeded in the clean energy transition. Fisher worked on external policy, legal, and regulatory work, as well as stakeholder engagement. She had a wide scope of internal responsibilities related to the strategic and economic performance of the association. Fisher also led EEI’s Environment Department and cross-functional clean energy team, where she focused on engagement with key regulators and supporting members’ efforts to develop and deploy new technologies. She served as a key advisor to the EEI Board, comprising member CEOs, and worked closely with Board leadership on a range of policy and management issues. Prior to EEI, Fisher served as an associate energy attorney and served as a diplomat in Europe, Asia, and South America.

“For the last 16 years, I’ve been privileged to accompany investor-owned electric companies as they’ve led the efforts to provide affordable, resilient clean energy to customers,” said Emily Fisher. “I am excited to join SEPA at this critical moment in the clean energy transition to broaden and deepen this work. SEPA is uniquely positioned to convene the range of critical stakeholders in the electric sector necessary to design and implement actionable solutions to the challenges of climate change.”

Fisher has an undergraduate degree in internal affairs, with a concentration in economics, and she attended The George Washington University and Georgetown University Law Center. She was a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and served at the U.S. Embassies in Thailand and Columbia.

About SEPA
The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), a 501(c)(3) organization with over 1,000 members, is dedicated to accelerating the transformation to a carbon-free electricity system. Focused on six critical focus areas including Resilience, Transportation, Energy Storage, Emerging Technology, Policy, and Energy Equity, SEPA brings together a diverse community of electric power stakeholders committed to driving positive change. By actively shaping the future of the industry, SEPA delivers exceptional value to its extensive membership through comprehensive research, educational initiatives, engaging events, and collaborative projects. SEPA plays a vital role in contributing to the collective efforts towards a carbon-free energy landscape. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

Natalie Goldfarb
Director of Communications
(771) 213-6988

SOURCE: Smart Electric Power Alliance


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