The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) announced today that it has named Mandy Mahoney to lead the organization’s U.S. Program. Ms. Mahoney will provide strategic leadership and vision while managing RAP’s U.S. team as they provide thought leadership and technical advice to policymakers navigating the clean energy transition.
RAP President and CEO Richard Sedano expressed excitement about Ms. Mahoney’s appointment.
“I am ecstatic to bring Mandy into RAP to lead our work in the United States,” said Sedano. “She brings enthusiasm for how energy and climate policy affects people, and her extensive experience in collaborating to find effective paths for progress is essential to our mission.”
Mahoney replaces outgoing U.S. program director Ann McCabe, who will rejoin the Illinois Commerce Commission on February 1.
“I wish a huge congratulations to Ann McCabe. She has been a tremendous leader for RAP and it is an honor to take the reins from her,” said Mahoney. “I am joining RAP because my passion fully aligns with RAP’s mission of accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. I look forward to working with our community to support the acceleration and change in an equitable and just manner.”
Based in Atlanta, Mahoney was previously president of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) applying her regional leadership in climate change, clean energy, affordable housing, and environmental justice policy across the 11 state Southeast. During her decade-long tenure, she guided strategic policy initiatives, coordinated state, federal and local advocacy campaigns, and formed collaborative relationships with utilities, public officials, NGOs and industry. Prior to that, Mahoney served as the City of Atlanta’s inaugural Sustainability Director across two administrations.
Mahoney holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University and a law degree and bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies from Emory University.