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Admiral McGinn nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment within the Department of Defense

For Immediate Release – July 9, 2013

Washington, DC – Last evening the White House announced that President Obama has nominated American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) President and CEO Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment, within the Department of Defense. The position requires Senate approval.

"In early 2011, Vice Admiral McGinn (U.S. Navy, Retired), took the helm at ACORE to serve as President and CEO. He has been an invaluable leader here at ACORE for over two years. His insights about energy, economic and environmental security, especially in the context of national security and energy independence have greatly strengthened ACORE’s leadership in the rapidly growing renewable energy business community,” said ACORE Board of Directors Co-chair, Dan Reicher.

“The ACORE Board and staff congratulate and thank Admiral McGinn for all he has done leading ACORE into its second decade of building a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy,” explained Dan Adler, Co-Chair of the ACORE Board of Directors. “We could not be more proud of the work he has done and will continue to do as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment.”

"I am truly honored with this nomination by the President and look forward to Senate confirmation and the important work that lies ahead with the Navy and Marine Corps,” said Admiral McGinn. “During more than 35 years in uniform, I was privileged to work with America’s finest sailors, Marines, their families, and the great civilian work force that supports them. I will leave ACORE extremely grateful for the opportunity I have had to lead and work with a wonderful team that continues to communicate the value proposition of renewable energy for America.”

The ACORE Board is now concentrating on finding a talented replacement to steer ACORE into the future. Admiral McGinn will continue in his current post as President and CEO of ACORE as the Board of Directors identifies his successor. “I and the entire Board are confident that ACORE, the dynamic organization already working so well, will emerge from this transition stronger than ever, thanks to the talented executive team and staff currently in place. ACORE remains steadfast in its commitment to expanding the scale of renewable energy in our United States’ energy portfolio and to working with our members and partners to increase understanding of its benefits," concluded Dan Reicher.

 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

Tim McHugh
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