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For Immediate Release - March 7, 2013

Washington, DC – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) congratulates Chandra Brown, Vice President of Oregon Iron Works, CEO of United Streetcar, and Co-Chair of ACORE’s Transportation Initiative, on her appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

As a Co-Chair of ACORE’s Transportation Initiative, Chandra has provided crucial guidance to ACORE’s role in the transportation sector, especially in the role that transit plays in creating a multi-modal, renewable transportation system. Her unique background also provided ACORE’s Transportation Initiative an important voice on American manufacturing in the transportation sector.

“On behalf of ACORE and our Transportation Initiative team, I would like to congratulate Chandra on her appointment,“ said ACORE’s President and CEO, Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn. “It’s always a privilege to work on our strategic initiatives with such highly qualified and capable executives as Chandra Brown. Chandra is a great leader and will do well serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing. We wish her the very best of luck going forward and are confident that she will excel in her new role.”

ACORE’s Transportation Initiative is committed to developing a 21st century, multi-modal transportation system sourced by renewable energy and renewable fuels. ACORE’s members are focused on policy changes, technology advancement, financial mechanisms, and market drivers that will move our system toward one that more cost effective, energy efficient, secure, and sustainable.

About ACORE:
ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.

ACORE Media Contact:
Turner Houston
202-777-7552

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