The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) announced today that April Ballou will join NAWC as Vice President of Legal and State Regulatory Policy. Ballou brings to NAWC deep experience in utility regulation, previously serving as a legal advisor to NAWC CEO and President Robert Powelson while he was a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
“I am thrilled to have April join NAWC in this new role,” said NAWC President and CEO Rob Powelson. “She has been a trusted legal advisor for many years. Her federal and state utility regulation experience will be a tremendous asset to NAWC and its member companies as we advocate for regulatory and legal policies that allow the industry to continue to grow, provide an exceptional service to Americans and strengthen our country’s water infrastructure.”
Ballou began her legal career as an Attorney-Advisor in the Energy Markets Division of FERC’s Office of the General Counsel. In addition to her experience at the federal level, Ballou possesses extensive knowledge of state utility issues from her time at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC) where she worked on a variety of regulatory matters under then-Chairman Powelson’s leadership. Ballou co-authored a number of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Water Committee resolutions and was involved in the implementation of Act 11 of 2012, which among other things, permitted combined revenue requirements for water and wastewater utilities.
Ballou has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law
Ballou is NAWC’s second new hire announcement over the past two weeks. Earlier, it was announced that Rikardo Hull will join as NAWC’s Executive Vice President of Strategy & External Affairs.