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AMP General Counsel Lisa McAlister Honored with National Public Power Service Award

Published on: 06/16/2022

COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Lisa McAlister was honored with the Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award during the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) National Conference in Nashville. The award recognizes individuals for their service to the APPA.

McAlister is a senior vice president and general counsel for regulatory affairs at AMP.  She has been active with the APPA and has worked to advance the goals of the organization and public power since she joined AMP in 2012. In addition to her work for AMP, McAlister serves as general counsel to the Ohio Municipal Electric Association and AMP Transmission, LLC.

“Lisa is highly regarded in the industry for her knowledge, expertise and experience in regulatory and transmission issues,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President/CEO. “Her contributions have advanced the goals of AMP and the APPA and have protected the ability of public power entities to continue to provide reliable and affordable service.”

Lisa has served as the chair and vice chair of APPA's Legal Section. She regularly attends APPA’s Legal & Regulatory Conference, National Conference and Legislative Rally. She has represented public power interests before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and has testified on regional transmission organization energy markets and transmission planning before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy.

Prior to joining AMP, she had established herself as a legal expert in energy issues, representing industrial clients on energy issues at McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC, and then at Bricker & Eckler, LLC, where she helped found the Ohio Manufacturers Association-Energy Group. McAlister was promoted to her current position as senior vice president and general counsel in February 2017.

McAlister holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University in political science and philosophy and a law degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

The APPA is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 49 million Americans.

View the official APPA news release here.

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    Pictured are Tony Cannon, chair of the American Public Power Association’s Awards Committee and general manager/CEO of the Greenville Utilities Commission (L); Lisa McAlister, senior vice president and general counsel for regulatory affairs at AMP; and Colin Hansen, APPA board chair and CEO of the Kansas Power Pool (R).