Richard McMahon is Vice President, Energy Supply and Finance for the Edison Electric Institute. In this capacity, he leads the two groups within EEI, the Energy Supply Group and the Finance, Tax and Accounting Group.
Mr. McMahon leads the industry activities on renewable energy and distributed generation. He directs the industry’s finance and Wall Street activities including financial analysis, investor relations, accounting and tax issues including advocacy before the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as wholesale market issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This includes all industry activities related to the use and transportation of natural gas. Also, he leads the industry’s advocacy on Dodd-Frank Act issues before the Congress and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. He directs the Energy Supply staff in advancing public policy issues in fossil and renewable power, hydropower, fuel diversity and rail transportation issues.
Mr. McMahon has written extensively on energy supply and finance topics. He has testified before the United States Congress, as well as federal and state regulatory agencies.
Prior to this, Mr. McMahon served as EEI’s Director, Competitive Strategies & Policy in EEI’s Energy Services Group. In this capacity, he directed EEI’s state legislative and regulatory advocacy program in 22 states.
Mr. McMahon was the founder of the EnviroTech Venture Capital Fund, capitalized at $52 million, and currently sits on its Advisory Board and Technical Liaison Committee.
Prior to joining EEI, Mr. McMahon worked in management positions at the National Association of Securities Dealers in the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Mr. McMahon completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Leadership in 2007. He holds a M.B.A. degree in Finance from the George Washington University in 1987 and a B.A. degree from Duquesne University in 1983.
He completed the Center for Creative Leadership Program in 2013.
He lives with his wife and 3 children in Northern Virginia.