United States Member Committee

United States Energy Association

Website: http://www.usea.org/

The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC). USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. Its objectives are to: support the objectives of the WEC and the interests of USEA’s members; bring about a better understanding of domestic and international energy issues; liaise with other Member Committees, and create international relationships; and recognise individuals and organisations whose contributions enhance global understanding of energy issues.

Chair: Vicky Bailey

Vicky A. Bailey is the founder of Anderson Stratton Enterprises, LLC and former Principal of BHMM Energy Services LLC. Ms. Bailey is an energy entrepreneur and widely recognized as a leading expert across the spectrum of the energy industry. She served in the administrations of President George W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary for Domestic Policy and International Affairs (2001-2004) of the U.S. Department of Energy and President William J. Clinton as a Commissioner (1993-2000) on the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Ms. Bailey is the current Chairman of the United States Energy Association, the U.S. member committee of the World Energy Council.

Secretary: Barry Worthington

Barry K. Worthington is the Secretary of the US committee of the World Energy Council. He serves as the Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA), where he directs the Association’s domestic and international activities. He has served in this capacity since September 1988. Previously, he served as a Vice President of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation and prior to that served in several capacities with Houston Lighting & Power Company, now known as Center Point. Mr Worthington has also written extensively on energy and environmental matters, and addresses many conferences on national and international energy issues. He holds a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. degree from the University of Houston. Currently Mr Worthington serves on the Boards of the National Energy Foundation, U.S.-China Energy Environment Center, and Energy & Mineral Law Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Electric Power Research Institute, National Council of Minorities in Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy.