American Wind Energy Association
Denise Bode is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Wind Energy Association, the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. Ms. Bode is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and was elected twice, state-wide, to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, where she served for 10 years.
Her experience of more than 30 years in the energy field is extensive and diverse, including serving as CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation, President of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), a tax partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Gold and Liebengood, Inc., and nine years on the staff of then–U.S. Senator David Boren (D-OK) as his legal counsel, focusing on the areas of energy and taxation and staffing the Senate Finance Committee.
Ms. Bode holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason School of Law, and a Masters of Law in Taxation degree from the Georgetown University School of Law. In 2009, the honor of “Woman of the Year” for the Women’s Council for Energy and the Environment (WCEE) was bestowed on Ms. Bode, and she was awarded a mention amongst Washingtonian’s “100 Most Powerful Women of Washington.” In 2010, CEO Update announced that Denise was selected by her peers as one of the top association CEOs in the country.