Michelle Bloodworth, President and Chief Executive Officer 

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.


Paul Bailey, Chief Policy Officer

Paul Bailey has been a leader at ACCCE 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.