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McGinn, DeFife Join Steering Committee

Submitted by EFC Team on January 11th, 2012

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the Energy Future Coalition steering committee: Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, President of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and Scott DeFife, Executive Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Restaurant Association.

McGinnRetired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn joined the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as President in 2011. ACORE is dedicated to moving renewable energy into the mainstream of America’s economy, ensuring the success of the renewable energy industry while helping to build a sustainable and independent energy future for the nation. McGinn is also the Chairman and CEO of RemoteReality, and Co-Chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board. He spent 35 years with the U.S. Navy, where he served as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commanding officer, and national security strategist.


Scott DeFife is the Executive Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs at the National Restaurant Association. Before joining the Association, DeFife was the Senior Managing Director for Government Affairs for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) where he managed the federal and state legislative and lobbying efforts for one of the nation’s leading financial services trade associations. Prior to SIFMA, DeFife served as Senior Policy Advisor to then-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland), concentrating on financial services, tax, economic, and energy issues.


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