NAEM 2022 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

FORUM22 Speaker Biographies

Aaron Cope

Aaron Cope

Director, Investor Relations, Finance & ESG
Edison Electric Institute
Aaron Cope is Director of Investor Relations, Finance, and ESG at the Edison Electric Institute. In this capacity, Aaron is responsible for managing EEI’s Finance-related executive advisory committees, including the Investor Relations, Treasury, and Chief Financial Officer committees, as well as the Wall Street Advisory Group. In this role, he is responsible for directing and facilitating the interactions between EEI’s member companies and the financial community. Aaron is also responsible for directing the advocacy efforts of the EEI-AGA ESG/Sustainability Committee and oversees EEI’s annual Financial Conference.

Prior to his position at EEI, Aaron was an Analyst at the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), where he designed and delivered programming to educate energy industry executives, policymakers, Commissioners, and other key stakeholders on energy policy issues and industry trends affecting disproportionate communities.

Prior to the start of Aaron’s career in energy, he managed paralegals at a law firm for their insurance litigation practice, and has interned with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the district office for Congressman Richard Neal (MA-1), and on Capitol Hill for Senator Charles Schumer (NY).

Aaron has served on the AABE DC Chapter Executive Board as a Vice President and is the current Chair for the Legislative Issues and Public Policy (LIPP) Committee. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Master of Science in Management, Master of Business Administration, and a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management and Policy.

Aaron is a native of Massachusetts and resides in Washington, D.C. with his dog, Blair.