The National Electrical Manufacturers Association recently announced that Patrick Hughes has been appointed Vice President of Operations and Strategy. In this role, Hughes will oversee the Association’s industry-leading technical operations and strategic planning. Hughes previously served as Senior Director of Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives for NEMA.
Hughes joined NEMA as Director of the High-Performance Buildings Council before being promoted to lead electric grid, electric vehicle, energy storage, Internet of Things, and cybersecurity policy advocacy. Hughes has consistently demonstrated the skills and deep understanding of NEMA Members’ products and businesses needed to deliver results.
Before joining NEMA, Hughes advocated for energy efficiency and grid modernization at the United Nations Foundation and as a congressional aide. He has two B.A. degrees from the University of Rochester, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and is certified as an Associate Standards Professional (AStd) by the Society for Standards Professionals. Hughes also serves on the Board of Directors of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid.