Today, The Advanced Power Alliance (“APA”) named Judd Messer as Texas Vice President. In this role, Messer will oversee the advocacy efforts of APA at the State Legislature, the Public Utility Commission, ERCOT, and other relevant state agencies.
Before joining APA, Messer worked for multiple Texas state legislators, including three sessions as Chief of Staff for Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin). During his tenure in the Texas Capitol, Judd had the opportunity to work extensively on the state budget, as well as issues like public school finance, economic development, and broadband expansion for rural areas. Most recently, he was the Director of Legislative Affairs at Texas Electric Cooperatives.
Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark issued the following statement on the hiring:
“I’m thrilled to announce that Judd Messer will lead our efforts in the Texas. Over his career, Judd has earned a well-deserved reputation for integrity and his willingness to fight for worthy causes. I know he will be an asset to all of the Advanced Power Alliance’s member companies in our work to bring investment to rural Texas and to deliver clean, reliable, and affordable power for all Texas consumers.”
Messer is a native of Belton, Texas, and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he was a three-year letter winner in baseball. After graduation, he served as Special Assistant to Augie Garrido. Judd and his wife, Caroline, were married in January of this year. They attend Austin Ridge Bible Church, love to travel, spend time with their families, and cheer on the Texas Longhorns.
The Advanced Power Alliance (“APA”) is an industry trade association that promotes the development of advanced power solutions, such as wind, solar, and energy storage. The organization and its member companies are leading the effort to defend regulatory, tax, and siting policies that are equitable and technology neutral. Learn more at www.PowerAlliance.org.