Ørsted hires McCurry for key spot on government affairs team

Former Murphy administration official Davon McCurry has been named the deputy head of market and government affairs for Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind development that is dramatically ramping up its positions in the state.

McCurry will be responsible for understanding the multi-dimensional landscape of people and policies that shape the offshore wind industry, as well as each project. 

Along with Maddy Urbish, Ørsted’s head of government affairs and policy for New Jersey, the project teams, and the state market managers, McCurry will help develop and implement strategies to ensure the successful advancement of existing projects, Ocean Wind 1 and 2, inform efforts to secure additional business, and shape Ørsted’s position and standing in the state.   

Prior to joining Ørsted, McCurry was director of legislative affairs at the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, where he served on the commissioner’s senior leadership team managing the department’s intergovernmental relations with the state legislature and the congressional delegation. He also guided NJDEP’s legislative team in responding to pending legislation and crafted the department’s affirmative legislative proposals.

Before working at NJDEP, McCurry served as an aide in the Office of Appointments and the Office of Constituent Relations within the Murphy Administration. McCurry worked at a statewide government affairs firm before beginning his time in state government. 

“We are thrilled Davon is part of our team,” Urbish said. “His extensive legislative and government affairs experience will be beneficial to us as we develop our Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 projects and introduce significant projects of statewide importance.”

A graduate of Rutgers, McCurry lives in Burlington County where he serves as a member of the Willingboro Zoning Board and the Willingboro Environmental Commission. He previously served as a member of the Burlington Township Planning Board.