What Our Members Say

Jake Wade

SEPA basically gets you to the information you need that much faster. SEPA gives you that forum to discuss openly and freely with other program managers and utilities what they’ve learned.

- Jake Wade, Renewable Energy Program Manager, Seattle City Light

Gerald Buydos

SEPA provides us the depth of knowledge that I can’t get on my own. The research is an immeasurable benefit to utilities that don’t have the staff or have resources on staff to be able to do that, you provide that to us.

- Gerald Buydos, Solar Program Manager, City of Riverside, CA

Brian Fitzsimons

SEPA has a way of bringing people together in a fairly low-key manner where it’s very comfortable to sit with other executives from utilities and have a conversation about what’s important to them, what their issues are, and why they need to change their business models.

- Brian Fitzsimons, CEO, GridUnity

A powerful community awaits

SEPA members have a reputation for making electric power sector transformation a reality. That’s why utilities, regulators, corporations, and government agencies use SEPA to get real results.

Who Are Our Members

A “get stuff done” community. Proudly agenda-free.


of MWh sold in U.S. come from SEPA members


of utilities with carbon-free or net-zero emissions goals


of Utility Commissions are SEPA Members

What are the benefits of SEPA membership?

SEPA offers practical information on clean energy and grid modernization. Our members reflect these values. From the big picture to the gritty details – we have the experts and knowledge you need.

Live and on-demand learning

Working Groups


Advisory Services

We have the tools you need to have more brilliant moments, unlock new opportunities, and achieve your business goals.

Your Journey With SEPA Starts Here

The electricity system is leaping forward with help from our community. We are a team working together to create a future where clean energy is maximized by a modern and resilient grid.

Meet SEPA’s Membership Team

Adam Wasserman

Vice President, Engagement

Adam Wasserman

Adam Wasserman joined SEPA in 2014 and is driven by a relentless pursuit of value for SEPA members. His team led an organizational rebranding, two successful mergers and a mission that grows membership, engagement and retention each year.

At the intersection of marketing, membership and communications, the team oversees SEPA brand strategy and market awareness. They play a critical role in new products, services and initiatives, as well as creating the messaging to engage members, convert non-members and capture the attention of the industry.

Prior to SEPA, Adam worked with non-profits, technology companies, film and TV productions and advertising firms. A native of Washington DC, he earned his degree from the University of Arizona.

Phone: 202.559.2033     Email: [email protected]

Brad Benton

Director, Membership

Brad Benton

Brad joined SEPA in 2015 as Manager of Executive Affairs and moved to the Membership Team in 2016. In this role, Brad recruits new organizations into SEPA’s community and ensures that current members are getting value from their membership with SEPA.

Prior to joining SEPA, Brad worked at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and for Rep. Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri on Capitol Hill. Brad has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, Brad is an avid traveler and photographer. He lives with his wife in Arlington.

Phone: 202.559.2038     Email: [email protected]

Charisse Raysor

Senior Manager, Member Services

Charisse Raysor

Charisse joined SEPA in 2013. As manager of member services, she leads all administrative components of membership. She’s accountable for developing and implementing procedures to ensure accuracy of membership records including member engagement, trends, and overall integrity. Prior to SEPA, Charisse served as Membership & Sponsorship Account Manager for the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA). She also held the position of Membership Specialist for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Charisse brings more than 15 years of membership services experience to SEPA.

Phone: 202.559.2024     Email: [email protected]

Fatima Barrie

Associate, Membership

Fatima Barrie

Fatima joined SEPA in April of 2022. In her role, she’s responsible for providing superior member experience and customer service, including supporting the SEPA Membership team renewal and retention process. A graduate of William Paterson University, Fatima received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and English. She has years of experience in various customer service roles and experience as a freelance writer for numerous publications and organizations.

Jennifer Klump

Manager, Corporate Engagement

Jennifer Klump

Jennifer joined SEPA in June 2022 and works to enhance the membership experience of SEPA’s corporate partners.

Coming from a Chamber of Commerce background, Jennifer has a wide range of knowledge in membership, sponsorships, and events and is committed to ensuring that members get the most out of their investments.

Jennifer has two sons, 13 and 7, and lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.

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