February 06, 2024
Arlington, Va.— The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced it has hired Clare James Johnson as the association’s Managing Director of Communications. The veteran communicator brings 15 years of energy and advocacy experience to the role and will set and execute the organization’s public relations strategy.
“The electroindustry is experiencing a renaissance. We’re advancing our electrification, decarbonization and energy transition goals and we are elated Clare has decided to join the NEMA team,” said Debra Phillips, President and CEO, NEMA. “Clare’s deep experience in energy and climate communications will play a vital role as we continue to tell the story of our industry and how we are shaping an electrified future.”
“In this pivotal time for NEMA and our work on behalf of the electrical manufacturers who are powering our energy transformation, I’m thrilled to join this team and contribute to the remarkable progress that’s already been made to advance an all-electric future,” said Ms. James Johnson. “This is an exciting next step in my career and an incredible opportunity to represent an organization that is leading the way on electrification and innovation in America.”
Ms. James Johnson has more than two decades of experience spearheading brand and content strategy, executive thought leadership, and print and digital communications for high-impact B2B companies and advocacy organizations at the intersection of energy, manufacturing, and transportation. She joined NEMA from cleantech and climate PR agency Silverline Communications, where she served as Senior Vice President. Prior to her work at Silverline, Ms. James Johnson was Senior Director of Brand Strategy and Executive Communications at Enviva and managed stakeholder communications at both Edison Electric Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers.
She graduated from American University with a B.A. in communications and a concentration in foreign languages. She also holds certifications from The George Washington University School of Business and the Yale School of Management.