Maureen Healey - Vice President for Eastern Region

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Maureen Healey - Vice President for Eastern Region

Maureen A. Healey is Vice President for the Eastern Region for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). Prior to joining ACCCE, Maureen worked for the marine industry for seven years, serving as Executive Director of the Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA), for six years, and, then, consulting for other marine industry clients. Upon joining PWIA in December 2004, she led industry efforts to ensure personal watercraft were not unfairly singled out for overly burdensome regulations by protecting the industry’s interests at the federal, state and local levels. On behalf of the industry, Ms. Healey spearheaded successful federal, state and local campaigns resulting in reasonable government guidelines. Additionally, she developed several first in kind public private partnerships with federal agencies, state agencies and local communities. Maureen also served as the national spokesperson for the recreational boating industry for 4 years during National Safe Boating week.

Prior to joining PWIA, Ms. Healey spent 16 years with The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), where she served as vice president of government affairs her last four years. In this capacity, she was responsible for all legislative and regulatory policies affecting the $330 billion industry. One of the most significant challenges facing the industry during Ms. Healey’s tenure at SPI was a Class I rail merger. Maureen’s efforts on behalf of the plastics industry resulted in a 1500 horsepower locomotive being named after her that will “remain in perpetual service to the plastics industry” in the Dayton, TX rail yard.

Ms. Healey also spent five years working for a privately owned lobbying firm, and led a successful grassroots effort to over 40 states on behalf of certain segments of the coal industry. And, immediately upon graduating with her Bachelors and Masters degrees in political science from the University of South Carolina, she began her career on Capitol Hill.