Stacey Abel, Communications Director

With over twenty-five years of experience in public policy, private, and nonprofit arenas, Stacey Abel brings her long history and passion for renewable energy to TREIA. She began working on energy issues as a Legislative Director in The Texas Senate, which led to subsequent roles as Sunset Policy Director for the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and later, Energy Policy Liaison for the Texas Environmental Defense Fund working to bring Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) to the State. Abel also served as co-chair of the Texas Fund for Energy and Environmental Education (TFE-3), a statewide nonprofit supported by the The Energy Foundation and other funders to reduce climate change and increase energy independence through the diversification of Texas’ energy portfolio. After serving as Executive Director of Austin’s Community Investment Corporation, she began consulting with many public and private enterprises on policy and message development.