Release: Conservatives for Clean Energy Officially Launches

Conservatives for Clean Energy

Launches in North Carolina

Contact: Mark Fleming  919.602.9391

There is a newly formed organization comprised of conservative leaders who want to educate the public about clean energy in North Carolina.  Conservatives for Clean Energy will be based in Raleigh and has hired a longtime leader in the business and political communities to run the group.
Mark Fleming, a former Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce Executive who went on to serve as Vice President of NCFREE, will serve as President & CEO of the organization.  Fleming, who most recently worked as District Director in the Hickory, North Carolina Office of Congressman Patrick McHenry for six years, brings extensive management experience to the post.
“Clean energy isn’t about political party or ideology, it’s about making the economic future of North Carolina more secure by having all the information to make wise decisions,” Fleming said.  “Conservatives for Clean Energy will educate and inform about the proven benefits of utilizing clean energy in North Carolina.  We look forward to furthering the conversation about choice and competition in the energy market.”
The organization’s Board of Directors features many prominent North Carolina conservative opinion leaders, including: Valerie Procopio, a conservative activist at Campbell University with a statewide profile; Wendy Rouse Jackson, a business executive and longtime conservative leader from Winston-Salem; Tommy Luckadoo of Hickory, who served in a leadership role in the office of Congressman Cass Ballanger in western North Carolina for 19 years; Matthew Smith, an Eden attorney who previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Eden Chamber of Commerce.
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