Serena Rwejuna elected president of American Association of Blacks in Energy Washington Chapter
Serena A. Rwejuna, an associate in the Firm's Energy Practice in the Washington Office, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). For the past three years, Serena has served on the Executive Committee for AABE DC as vice president for the chapter.
Founded in the 1970s, AABE is a national professional organization with the mission of providing direct input into the deliberations and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues. Leaders from the nation's top utilities and energy companies are members of AABE and active participants in the local DC Chapter. AABE DC organizes substantive programming and volunteer opportunities, serves as a professional networking vehicle for energy professionals, and promotes the development of a diverse pipeline of young professionals by annually awarding more than $10,000 in scholarships to local, diverse graduating high school students who plan to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in college.
Serena has experience representing energy companies and individual traders before agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She also counsels utilities, generators, pipeline and natural gas distribution companies, and other energy industry participants on compliance with FERC regulations and advises them on regulatory issues in connection with project development, mergers and acquisitions, and state regulatory compliance.
In addition to serving as president of the DC Chapter of AABE, Serena serves on the Energy Bar Association's Compliance and Enforcement and Professional Education Committees. Serena gives back to the local Washington, D.C. community through her public service as president of the board of directors for Calvary Women's Services, a nonprofit that empowers women to overcome their homelessness and regain their independence by providing a full suite of housing, health, education, and employment programs and through her service on the Duke DC regional board of directors.