Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO

Michelle Bloodworth is the President and CEO of ACCCE. Previously, Bloodworth served as ACCCE’s Chief Operating Officer, and managed the operations of the organization, communications, member relations, and electricity market policies.  Bloodworth has also served as the 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.  Michelle has a BS in mechanical engineering from Auburn University.


Mitchell Baer, Associate Vice President for Policy Analysis

Mitchell Baer is Associate Vice President for Policy Analysis at ACCCE. His responsibilities include analyzing federal, state, and environmental and energy regulations, policies, and legislation.  Previously, Baer held positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the American Petroleum Institute.  Mitch received a BS in chemistry from Colby College, an MS in Atmospheric Sciences from Colorado State University, and a PhD from George Mason University in Environmental Science and Public Policy.  He has completed post-graduate coursework in economics at George Mason University.


Paul Bailey, President Emeritus

Before being appointed President Emeritus, Paul Bailey served as President and CEO of ACCCE. Bailey now focuses on developing and supporting policies that help preserve the coal fleet. Bailey previously served as Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs and Policy at ACCCE. 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.