Ørsted names Urbish head of government affairs and policy in N.J.

Madeline “Maddy” Urbish, a well-respected adviser on environmental issues to companies and state government, has been named the head of government affairs and policy in New Jersey for Ørsted.

Urbish will be responsible for setting and shaping the Ørsted legislative and regulatory agenda in New Jersey and working with government and nongovernmental partners across the state to grow the offshore wind industry in New Jersey and North America.

Urbish brings a wealth of experience in working with state government and officials on environmental and energy issues.

Most recently, she served as a senior associate at River Crossing Strategy Group, where she represented and advised clients on New Jersey state politics and policies, including energy and environmental protection. Prior to that, she was a policy adviser for Gov. Phil Murphy, with a focus on energy, environment and agriculture policy.

“Maddy’s extensive experience working in energy and in the state will benefit us as we continue to develop the Ocean Wind 1 project and our Ocean Wind 2 bid,” said Fred Zalcman, head of government affairs at Ørsted.

A resident of Lambertville, Urbish previously served on the Lambertville city council and as a member of the Lambertville planning board of adjustments and the Lambertville zoning board of adjustments. Urbish was a member of the board of trustees of the Delaware River Greenway Partnership.

Urbish, a 2017 fellow with the New Leaders Council – New Jersey, received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey in history and political science.