Alexandra MoorePresidentDirector of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, The Roffe Group, PCAlexandra C. Moore is the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at The Roffe Group P.C., a full service Government Relations and Administrative Law firm. In that capacity, she oversees all aspects of administrative and legislative lobbying and interfaces with the clients in assisting them navigate New York State government. Over the last decade at The Roffe Group, Alex has worked predominantly with the firm’s numerous energy clients and has developed a broad understanding of New York’s complex energy landscape.
At the Roffe Group, Alex also carries the title of Compliance Officer. In that role, Alex handles the preparation and filing of all lobbying reports with the New York State Commission on Public Ethics and is the point person for the firm’s participation in countless random compliance audits. Alex interacts with the firm’s clients to ensure that they are kept abreast of all New York laws and regulations affecting their lobbying activities and advises them on their respective compliance issues as they prepare and submit their required New York State filings.
Alex graduated from Le Moyne College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. During her four years at Le Moyne, she interned with Congressman James T. Walsh in his Syracuse district office.
Ekin SenletPresident ElectPartner, Barclay Damon LLPEkin is a partner at Barclay Damon LLP. She primarily concentrates her practice on regulatory issues in the energy industry, including infrastructure-siting matters, major utility rate cases, regulatory compliance, and other utility and generator-facility related proceedings. She routinely represents clients in administrative proceedings before the NYS Public Service Commission as well as the New York Independent System Operator. She earned her JD at the Syracuse University College of Law. She was also a visiting JD at Georgetown University Law Center. She holds a public administration master's degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Prior to her legal career, Ekin worked in marketing and finance in various corporations in Istanbul, Turkey.
Rebecca MarinoSecretarySenior Vice President, Ostroff AssociatesRebecca joined Ostroff Associates in 2017 with two decades of government affairs and state legislative experience.
Prior to joining OA, Rebecca served as Vice President of Government Affairs at CHMS where on behalf of her clients, she advocated for funding, garnered approval for dozens pieces of legislation and prevented harmful policies from coming to fruition. Rebecca also successfully navigated state regulatory affairs, obtaining favorable outcomes for her clients.
Rebecca served as Director of Operations and Legislative Director for NYS Senator Betty Little. In this role, she drafted and gained passage of legislation with statewide implication and local significance, as well as constitutional amendments related to the Adirondack Park. In addition, Rebecca was one of the drafters of the Shared Municipal Services Incentive program. At the same time, she also served as the Committee Director for the NYS Senate Local Government committee, coordinating the activities of one of the Senate’s largest committees and negotiating the local government portion of the State Budget.
Rebecca worked in the Governor's Office of Special Projects where she provided policy research for the Governor and his senior advisors. She began her career in public service in the NYS Assembly, as a Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Betty Little.
Through her varied experiences, Rebecca has developed in-depth knowledge of the State legislative and budget processes with specific expertise in energy and the environment, aging and long term care, economic development, public health, local government, manufacturing, professions, and transportation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.
Laura BomyeaTreasurerAssociate Attorney, Young/Sommer LLCLaura is an Associate Attorney with Young/Sommer LLC, a boutique environmental and energy law firm in Albany. Currently, her practice is focused on siting, development, permitting and environmental review for renewable energy generation and telecommunications projects. She is also involved with Community Choice Aggregation, municipal law, litigation, land use and zoning.
Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and literature from Bard College in 2007, and a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School in 2013. Prior to enrolling at Albany Law, she spent three years working as a small-town journalist in Massena, New York, where she wrote about many energy and environmental issues which eventually drew her to law school. While at Albany Law, she served as an intern with the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the New York State Public Service Commission’s Office of Hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of General Counsel. She has published and contributed to research articles on such topics as renewable energy, surface mining, environmental and land use law, and urban agriculture.
In addition to her involvement with WEN, Laura volunteers as a troop leader with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.
Emma MacekoEducational Programming DirectorRegulatory Affairs Analyst, New York Power AuthorityEmma is a Regulatory Affairs Analyst with the New York Power Authority. Emma has been with NYPA since January 2018. Her work is focused on the regulatory issues relating to energy storage, electric vehicle supply equipment, and the siting of large scale electric generation. Prior to joining NYPA, Emma spent over four years as an Assistant Counsel in the Majority Counsel/Program Office of the New York State Senate, where she focused on Energy, Agriculture, and Economic Development policy.
Emma graduated Cum Laude from Albany Law School in 2012. While at Albany Law, Emma served as the Managing Editor for Technology and Development on the Albany Government Law Review and was a Teaching Assistant for Contracts Law. Prior to Albany Law, Emma graduated Smith College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science, with a focus in International Relations. While at Smith, Emma spent her junior year abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland studying International Relations.
Michelle HookImmediate Past PresidentVice President of Public Affairs, Danskammer Energy, LLCMichelle came to the energy field with nearly 20 years of experience in communications. She has been the Director of Public Relations and Community Outreach for Millennium Pipeline Company since December of 2015. Her role includes coordinating communications and outreach efforts across Millennium’s footprint as well as overseeing all government and media relations and company branding efforts. Prior to joining Millennium, Michelle served in a variety of roles in the New York capital including, Deputy Communications Director for Public Safety in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration as well as Deputy Press Secretary for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Before her time in state government, Michelle worked as a television news anchor and reporter at various network affiliates across the U.S. including WRGB CBS 6 Albany. She earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, as well as a graduate degree in political communication from SUNY Albany.
She has extensive working relationships with key energy and policy stakeholders in Albany and across New York.