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Brian McCormack Joins EEI as Vice President, Political and External Affairs
​WASHINGTON (Friday, February 11, 2011) - Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn today announced that Brian McCormack, political consultant and former White House aide, has joined EEI as Vice President, Political and External Affairs.

“Brian’s outstanding work in both the public and private arenas makes him the perfect fit to reinforce EEI’s outreach efforts, both on Capitol Hill and with a wide range of utility stakeholders and other groups across the country,” said Kuhn. “The role of external affairs in advancing our public policy initiatives has become increasingly important, and we look forward to Brian’s leadership.”

Prior to joining EEI, Brian worked as a private consultant on coalition development, media and policy issues to political candidates, businesses and trade associations. He served in numerous capacities in the George W. Bush Administration, ending as Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs.

Brian also served as a special assistant in the Department of Defense to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, presidential envoy to Iraq, and later to Ken Krieg in the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.  He began in the Administration as the personal aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.  His government service began with Senator Dirk Kempthorne. Brian was raised in New Jersey and received his B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State University.

“Many of our key issues—from tax and finance issues to environmental regulation—are at the forefront of some of the nation’s biggest policy challenges,” said EEI Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Brian Wolff. “Brian will play a key role in outreach both inside and outside the beltway and in building support for our objectives among key constituencies. Brian’s skills are perfect for the job that lies ahead.”

Commenting on his role at EEI, McCormack said, “This clearly is an exciting time to be joining EEI, as the industry has so much on its plate. EEI is known for turning challenges into opportunities, both for its members and their customers. I’m looking forward to being part of this ongoing endeavor.”
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