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Paula R. Glover

President & CEO, American Association of Blacks in Energy

Paula R. Glover is President and CEO for the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a national energy trade association that represents all sectors of the energy industry. Mrs. Glover leads a 2000-member association with 40 chapters nationwide. The association’s focus is to represent the voice for African Americans and other minorities on energy policy, regulations, and environmental issues. 

Mrs. Glover directs the association’s strategic plan, business development and policy positions.  She represents the organization before energy industry executives and national and state policy makers. She is an industry thought leader for issues around diversity and inclusion.  Her work on international energy issues underscores the importance of energy to improve the quality of life for people throughout the African Continent. The association under Mrs. Glover’s leadership has partnered with the US State Department under President’s Obama’s Power Africa initiative and with the DOE on business development for minority entrepreneurs. She has testified on the Hill about the impact of policies on underserved communities.  Additionally, she speaks extensively about diversity, opportunities in the energy industry and how to engage communities of color in the energy industry.  Ms. Glover’s has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, including 15 years in both electric and natural gas distribution companies where she has worked in government affairs, regulatory affairs and economic development.

In March 2014 Ms. Glover was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz. She was reappointed to Council by Secretary Rick Perry in June of 2018. She serves on the board of directors for the Alliance to Save Energy and Groundswell, a community solar organization which focuses on low income communities.She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Cardigan Mountain School, a junior boarding school in Canaan, NH. Mrs. Glover received her B.S. in Marketing Management from the University of Delaware.She is the recipient of the Clarke Watson Chairman’s Cup and the Platinum Achievement Award from the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program at Fort Valley State University.She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership New Haven.