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JC Sandberg Joins ACP as Chief Advocacy Officer

May 3, 2021
In this role, he'll oversee ACP's engagement with public/private sector programs and initiatives and provide management oversight and enterprise-wide coordination for the state and federal affairs, policy and regulatory functions.

American Clean Power Association (ACP) (Washington, DC): ACP recently announced that JC Sandberg will assume the role of chief advocacy officer (CAO). He brings more than two decades of legislative, regulatory and corporate experience where he has established himself as a policy expert and trusted voice on energy and infrastructure issues. In this newly-created role as CAO, Sandberg will lead ACP's state and federal affairs, policy and regulatory functions beginning May 24. As CAO and a member of CAO's executive team, he will be responsible for helping advance ACP's policy, legislative and regulatory priorities and provide strategic direction for policy development and industry advocacy efforts. In this role, he'll oversee ACP's engagement with public/private sector programs and initiatives and provide management oversight and enterprise-wide coordination for the state and federal affairs, policy and regulatory functions. 

Before joining ACP, Sandberg led global government affairs and policy at GE Renewable Energy and served on its leadership team since 2015. In that role, he was instrumental in the global growth of the company's onshore and offshore wind, grid, hydro and storage businesses. Sandberg has played an active role in the establishment of policy and regulatory frameworks enabling the accelerated deployment of renewable energy in domestic and foreign markets. He joined GE in 2013 as executive counsel, governmental affairs and policy for GE Power and Water.

He began his policy career in 2001 as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where his portfolio included surface transportation, federal government response to the 9/11 attacks and a range of environmental issues. During his Senate tenure, Sandberg was a lead Senate negotiator on the $200-billion reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Following his work on the Hill, he served as counsel to the law firm of Baker Donelson, where he advised clients on energy and infrastructure issues.

Sandberg earned his B.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from the University of Arizona. He resides in Virginia with his wife and three children.