Brent Nussbaum serves as AWEA’s leader of its Member Relations department providing strategic guidance on membership, exhibition and sponsorship engagement, recruitment and retention. He began as VP, Member Relations at the American Wind Energy Association in April, 2014. Prior to joining AWEA, Brent was Director of Marketing & Membership at the Personal Care Products Council for 5 years. Previous positions include Manger of Political Affairs & Federation Relations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he assisted in leading the national and state trade association membership and an associate position at the American Public Power Association. Brent is a native of Orrville, OH (Smucker’s Jelly!) and currently lives in Falls Church, VA with his wife Sarah and two young daughters. He has an undergraduate degree from Radford University.