Carol Connors served 16 years in a high level staff position at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) representing the agency before the U.S. Congress, the Administration and international counterparts.
In dealing with Congress, Ms. Connors’ role included providing technical assistance to Members of Congress and congressional staff on FERC’s rulemakings, orders and policy statements, as well as addressing constituent concerns with respect to natural gas transportation and electric power facilities. She also coordinated numerous Commission appearances before congressional committees on issues ranging from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and hydrokinetics to electric reliability and energy market price speculation. In addition, Carol routinely apprised FERC Commissioners and senior staff of legislative initiatives affecting the agency’s statutory and regulatory authority. Her other obligations were to foster communication between the Commission and other executive branch agencies as well as international energy regulatory agencies.
Prior to her position at FERC, Ms. Connors was a Legislative Director for a Member of Congress whose primary focus was energy, and Associate Staff for the Committee on the Budget in the U.S. House of Representatives.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia and participated in George Washington University’s Master Program in Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C.