Nevada Library Association Annual Conference - 2019; November 2-4, 2019

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Rose McKinney-James

Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James & Associates
Managing Principal
Rose McKinney-James is the Managing Principal of Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James & Associates. The firms provide business-consulting services and advocacy in the areas of government and public affairs, economic development and public policy related to energy policy, education, and the environment. Prior to establishing her own firm, she served as a Commissioner with the Nevada Public Service commission and Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. After leaving government service, she entered the private sector as President of Brown & Partners, President of Government Affairs for Faiss Foley Merica, and President and CEO of the Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources (CSTRR). In her current capacity, she provides real time consulting and strategic planning guidance to businesses engaged in energy intensive endeavors. A registered lobbyist with the Nevada Legislature, Rose currently represents a range of public and private entities with interests in regulatory and energy policy.
Rose serves as a member of the Board of Directors of MGM Resorts International, MGM Detroit, and Toyota Financial Savings Bank. In addition, Ms. James serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Rose is currently the Board Chair for the Clean Energy Project and Nevada Partners a nationally recognized workforce development agency. She is a former member of the Board of the Energy Foundation and VOTE Solar.
Rose was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor the first African-American to win a statewide primary in the state of Nevada. Ms. McKinney-James served as a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Team with responsibility for the US Department of Energy and the Team Lead for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  She is a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and the FBI Citizens Academy and served as a Nevada Elector for the 2012 Presidential Electoral College. A native of Detroit, Michigan, she is a graduate of Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C., and secured her undergraduate degree from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. Ms. McKinney-James is married  to Frederick James and the mother of two sons.