November 14, 2008
American Clean Skies Foundation Announces Departure of CEO
Aubrey K. McClendon, Chairman of the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), announced today that Denise Bode, Chief Executive Officer of ACSF, would be leaving the foundation next month to become the President of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
"We are very proud of what Denise has helped build at the American Clean Skies Foundation," said McClendon. "We wish her continued success in her new position and look forward to continuing to work closely with Denise. We share the belief that natural gas and wind are natural partners and both ACSF and AWEA can benefit from working together as we continue building a clean, secure energy future for America."
Bode is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and served for nine years on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Her extensive experience in the energy field includes seven years as president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and nine years on the staff of former Oklahoma Governor and then-U.S. Senator David Boren as his legal counsel, focusing on the areas of energy and taxation.
"I am happy to have had the honor of helping to build this wonderful organization with the leadership and vision of Aubrey, our fine board and dedicated staff, and at the same time thrilled by my new opportunity of working with the AWEA team to grow wind power in the U.S.," Bode said. "I am particularly proud of the role I played as Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner to bring commercial wind power to Oklahoma."
ACSF and CleanSkies.tv, the world's first online television network dedicated to news and programming on energy and the environment, will continue to educate the public about those issues, which are critical to America's energy, economy, and environmental future. CleanSkies.tv was launched by ACSF in April of 2008.
"American Clean Skies Foundation has done a great job in only its first year by educating consumers, the media, and elected public officials and policy makers about the extraordinary recent growth in the supply of natural gas in America and the reality that it is a clean, abundant, affordable, American fuel," added McClendon. "We were very lucky to have Denise's leadership to get ACSF established as a real player in the debate on energy and the environment."
The American Clean Skies Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to educate the public about environmental and energy issues. ACSF educates about the benefits of using natural gas as part of a sustainable energy future and was formed as a think tank to provide information about natural gas, clean energy and energy efficiency.