Ann McCabe provides strategic leadership and vision while managing all aspects of RAP’s U.S. work.
Ms. McCabe has more than 25 years of energy and environmental policy and regulatory experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. As a commissioner at the Illinois Commerce Commission from 2012 to early 2017, she focused on grid modernization, regional transmission and nuclear issues. She was board president for the Organization of PJM States Inc. and the MidAmerica Regulatory Conference and chaired the Nuclear Issues Subcommittee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
After leaving the Illinois commission, she returned to consulting, including more than two years as the interim executive director of The Climate Registry of 30 states and provinces. She also raised funds for the MidAmerica Regulatory Conference annual conference and advised the PJM Clean Energy Advocates and other clients, primarily on state outreach.
Her environmental regulatory experience includes 10 years as a regulatory issue manager at BP and Amoco, consulting on state regulatory issues and covering energy and environmental legislation in the state of Illinois’ office in Washington, D.C.
Ms. McCabe has taught energy and environmental labs at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and has been a longtime mentor of students and alumni. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the Harris School and a bachelor’s in political science from Williams College.