Michelle Bloodworth is President and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Power. In this role, Bloodworth represents the interests of the nation’s coal fleet before Congress, state and federal regulatory agencies, and the Administration and sets the association’s strategic agenda. ACCCE is the only national trade association whose sole mission is to advocate at the federal and state level on behalf of coal-fueled electricity and the coal fleet, responsible for supplying one-third of U.S. electricity needs.
Before becoming President and CEO in 2018, Bloodworth served as Chief Operating Officer for ACCCE. In the past, she served as Executive Director of External Affairs for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator; Vice President of Business Development and State Affairs for America’s Natural Gas Alliance; and Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Communications for Energen/Alabama Gas Corporation. She began her career as a power plant engineer after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.
Over the last two decades, Bloodworth has worked with groups focused on utility, electricity markets, regulatory policies, and state affairs. Due to her expertise in the energy industry, she continues to serve as a resource for national groups, publications, state legislatures, and federal agencies on issues related to the coal fleet. She was instrumental in the formation of two national trade organizations, and currently serves on the board of directors at the Keystone Policy Institute.
Paul Bailey has been a leader at America’s Power since 2009. Paul now focuses on developing and supporting policies that help preserve the coal fleet.
Earlier in his career, Paul worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; as a Nuclear Licensing Engineer and Federal Affairs Director for Southern Company; Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Energy; Director of Environment, Health, and Safety at the American Petroleum Institute; Vice President of Environmental Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute; and Managing Director of Natsource, LLC.
Paul holds a BS from Birmingham-Southern College and an MS in engineering from Vanderbilt University. Also, he is a graduate of the Stanford University business school’s executive management program.
Jeff Bloczynski serves as Vice President of Research and Analysis to help develop policy positions and advocacy strategies. Jeff Bloczynski, is the founder and Managing Director of Mosaic Economic Consulting, a firm that provides services to the energy, commodity, and financial industries.
During his time at Mosaic, he has focused on providing clear economic analysis of energy markets to clients including commercial energy firms, law firms and energy policy advocates. Before founding Mosaic, Bloczynski also served as the lead economist at America’s Power, where he was responsible for conducting policy studies of the impacts of regulations and market dynamics on the electric power sector as well as the broader economy.
Elizabeth Heaton serves as Director of Operations and Member Relations for America’s Power, where she ensures a streamlined process for Association business. Elizabeth’s experience includes more than 15 years working in politics, government and the private sector, with a focus on energy issues.
In the past, she worked for Public Affairs Engagement, a boutique strategic public affairs firm. Elizabeth also worked at a national trade association serving competitive power suppliers active in U.S. and global power markets where she served as manager of public affairs; the U.S. Department of Justice where she served as a senior adviser on external relations; and the principal trade association of the cable industry in the United States where she served as special assistant to the President.