The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has expanded its senior management team. The non-profit organization has hired Bill Parsons as COO and Alex Hobson as VP of Communications.
“We are delighted to welcome Bill and Alex to the ACORE leadership team,” said ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone. “Bill’s management expertise and political acumen, along with Alex’s strategic communications skills, will be huge assets for ACORE and its member companies as we work to accelerate America’s transition to a renewable energy economy.”
Bill Parsons, former Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Congressman Chris Van Hollen, has been named ACORE’s new Chief Operating Officer. In that capacity, Parsons will be responsible for overseeing ACORE’s day-to-day operations, including policy, communications and programs. Parsons professional background includes extensive experience with climate, energy, finance and the environment.
He also ran the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus for eight years and was also a founding Board Member of the Montgomery County Green Bank.
Additionally, ACORE has named Alex Hobson its new Vice President of Communications. Hobson has considerable communications and renewable energy experience, working most recently for the Solar Energy Industries Association as its Director of External Communications. Prior to that, she was an award-winning television reporter throughout the state of Florida.