24 Jan 2023
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced it will launch a search for its next President and CEO to succeed Gregory Wetstone, who will be transitioning out of the role this year following an impressive seven-year tenure at the organization. The ACORE Board of Directors will manage the executive search, led by ACORE Board Chair Kevin Gresham, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for RWE Renewables Americas LLC.
"It has been a great privilege leading ACORE and helping position the renewable industry to deliver the clean energy future that Americans want and scientists demand," said Wetstone. "The time has come for me to move on to my next chapter. I know the talented ACORE staff will continue to drive progress working alongside the organization's stellar Board of Directors and its engaged and supportive members.”
Since Wetstone assumed leadership of the organization in January 2016, ACORE has helped advance the industry across a range of issue areas toward the achievement of its mission: accelerating the transition to renewable energy. Especially notable is the role the organization played in securing a supportive, long-term clean energy tax platform – an industry priority for more than a decade – and new mechanisms to facilitate tax credit monetization as part of the Inflation Reduction Act enacted last August. The financial health of the organization also improved, with ACORE's budget more than tripling since 2016.
"On behalf of the ACORE Board of Directors, I want to thank Greg for his exceptional leadership of ACORE and his many years of service promoting the renewable sector," said Gresham. "Thanks in no small part to his collaborative leadership and strategic savvy, the renewable sector is today on a great trajectory, and ACORE is in a historically strong position to effectively promote and defend the policies, regulations, and financial structures necessary for continued acceleration of clean energy growth."
To ensure a smooth transition, Wetstone will remain in his current role until a new President and CEO is selected by the ACORE Board.
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