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Jonathan A. Hand
Executive Director

Contact Us:
Phone: (334) 954-3221
Fax: (334) 954-3223

Visit Us:
770 Washington Ave., Suite 164
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1550
Montgomery, AL 36102-1550



Executive Director

Jonathan A. Hand
Executive Director

Jonathan A. Hand

(334) 954-3221


Educational & Professional Background

For over 15 years, Jonathan A. Hand has been involved in government relations on both the federal and state levels.  With a proven record of moving municipal power utility legislation forward, Hand continues to ensure member utilities have reliable and low electric rates.

In 2009, Hand joined Electric Cities of Alabama (ECA) as the Executive Director.  ECA, a coalition of the 36 municipally owned electric utilities, spans the state from the Tennessee Valley region in the north to the Gulf and Wiregrass regions of the south.  Collectively, these 36 cities serve approximately one million customers.

Having a background in government relations, in 2003 Hand worked for Congressman Jo Bonner, a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.  Here Hand focused on Energy, Defense and Transportation Appropriations.  In addition, Hand was instrumental in working with the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources enacting the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (Public Law 109-132).  This legislation resulted in energy royalties for the state of Alabama in the multi-millions of dollars.

Hand also serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Public Utilities Alliance, an organization for municipally owned natural gas and water utilities and to natural gas districts throughout Alabama.  In addition to these duties, Hand is the Chairman of the Southeastern Federal Power Consumers Legislative Committee and a member of the American Public Power Association Advisory Committee and Mutual Aid Working Group.

A member of St. John's Episcopal Church of Montgomery, Hand and his wife, the former Elizabeth Clay Currey of Selma, make their home in Montgomery, Alabama, along with their son Currey and Labrador Brig.



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