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 Bailey is Chair of the United States Member Committee. She has over twenty years of high level, national and international, corporate executive and governmental experience in energy and regulated industries. Now an energy industry entrepreneur, Ms. Bailey has demonstrated leadership as a state and federal regulator, a public utility corporate executive and as the leading international official for the US Department of Energy. In these roles she has been at the forefront and the intersection of energy and environmental policies at both the private and governmental arenas. Her counsel and expertise continues to be relied upon by policymakers in both the private and public sector. Most recently, in the private sector, she has been involved as an entrepreneur and principal of BHMM Energy Services LLC, a certified minority owned energy facilities management organization, as well as the president of the Anderson Stratton International LLC management consultants in domestic and international energy industries. Ms. Bailey’s executive experience includes President and board member of PSI Energy, Inc., Indiana’s largest electric utility and subsidiary of the holding company Cinergy Corp., now Duke Energy. Ms Bailey is a graduate of the Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management having obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and recently a Distinguished Alumni Award.

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.