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Andrew Dressel joins CRA's Energy Practice

April 4, 2024

CRA is pleased to welcome Andrew Dressel to our Energy Practice in Salt Lake City.

“Andrew is an experienced power industry attorney and consulting professional, and we are excited to have him on our team,” said CRA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “Andrew has a long track record of providing expert advice and guidance to utilities, government agencies, independent power providers, system operators, technology developers, and others, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.”

“Andrew has specialized expertise in the areas of risk and controls analysis, cybersecurity and compliance, and state utility commission regulations,” said CRA Energy Practice Leader Chris Russo. “He also brings extensive management-level experience with internal audit plan implementation, mock audits, and assessing overall risk and compliance readiness.”

“I am pleased to welcome Andrew to the CRA team,” said Jim McMahon, CRA vice president and leader of the Energy Practice’s advisory services segment. “With his combined regulatory and consulting background, he will help build our utilities regulatory, policy, and compliance service line, with particular focus on NERC compliance.”

Before joining CRA, Mr. Dressel was a director at a large management consulting firm where he assisted clients in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, internal controls, cybersecurity, and audit readiness. He was previously the director of regulatory services and legal counsel at a specialty consultancy. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Mr. Dressel has a BS in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana and a JD from Vermont Law School.

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