Erick Ford joins Stevens & Lee Public Affairs, expanding its regional energy industry practice

Stevens & Lee Public Affairs on Monday said Erick Ford joined as a vice president in the firm’s Princeton office, where he will greatly expand the firm’s energy industry practice in the mid-Atlantic region.

With nearly two decades of public-sector leadership and private-sector experience in the energy industry, Ford will advise businesses in the utility, energy, hydrogen energy and renewable energy sectors. A leading authority in New Jersey’s energy and utility sector, he currently serves as president of the New Jersey Energy Coalition, where he assists energy companies, water, electric, gas utilities and renewable energy companies with navigating and crafting policy. He also has a deep understanding of the interplay between cybersecurity and the energy industry, with experience managing the Best Practices in Cybersecurity Program for Protect Our Power, an independent organization of former electric utility industry, military, government and regulatory experts focused on strengthening the resiliency of our electric power grid.

Additionally, Ford is the current chairman of the New Jersey Society for Economic, Environmental Development’s Energy Committee, where he oversees energy-related initiatives and policy activism for the organization. He is also a confidential aide to a commissioner and the president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.