Today the Indiana Energy Association (IEA) Board of Directors, announced the selection of Danielle M. McGrath to assume the position of president of the energy trade association in the fourth quarter this year.
McGrath most recently served as a senior vice president and the chief strategy officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Prior to that, she served as a deputy chief of staff for former Governor Michael R. Pence from July 2014 to January 2017. McGrath has also held other communications-related positions, including the role of executive director of external affairs, at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
Current IEA President Mark T. Maassel said, “Danielle brings a unique set of skills and experiences that make her an ideal choice for this role. She is a natural leader to carry us into the future”
McGrath earned her bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, where she graduated with honors, and her master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. She also holds the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential. McGrath and her husband live in Hamilton County with their two children.
As for her civic endeavors, McGrath has served as a board member for the FBI Indianapolis Citizens Academy Alumni Association and vice president of the DePauw University GOLD Council. She is also an alumna of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and a member of the Public Relations Society of America. In 2016, she received a Sagamore of the Wabash award from Governor Pence.
IEA Board Chair Stan Pinegar said “Danielle brings a new perspective to the table. She will be focused on fostering collaboration and outreach amongst the diverse stakeholder groups.”
McGrath succeeds Mark Maassel, who has served in the role since 2014.
The Indiana Energy Association is a trade association that represents Indiana’s investor-owned electric utilities and local distribution gas companies before the Indiana General Assembly, state administrative agencies, and works with other allied and constituent groups that address policy issues affecting the electric and gas utility industries in the State of Indiana.