Governor Larry Hogan recently announced Adelisia "Leigh" Williams as his nominee for the director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), pending confirmation from the Maryland Senate.
“Leigh Williams has a unique combination of legal, business, and government experience and brings a wealth of energy and utility-related knowledge to the MEA,” said Governor Hogan. “I am confident that under her leadership, the agency will continue promoting policies that work to provide affordable and reliable energy to Maryland citizens.”
“I am honored to lead such a dynamic organization and am enthusiastic to contribute my knowledge and expertise to the Hogan administration,” said Williams.
Williams has a wide range of experience and expertise in energy and environmental issues. Most recently, she has served as president and CEO of Avania Group, LLC. Williams has also served as an administrative specialist II in the Prince George’s County Land Acquisition & Real Property Division, director of government relations for United Health Group, and has experience representing a number of utility companies including Washington Gas and Pepco. She was also an adjunct professor of law and policy at University of Maryland University College.
Williams earned a B.S. in public affairs and management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law.