The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces Annette Clayton, chief executive officer and president, North America, Schneider Electric, was elected chair of the NEMA Board of Governors. Clayton joined Schneider Electric in 2011, after serving as vice president of global operations at Dell for five years.

“We have faced many new challenges this year, and we saw accelerated demand for a digital world. It’s clear there is a need for new electrical infrastructure that is intelligent and supportive of renewable and sustainable environments,” says Clayton.

“It’s time to move NEMA beyond efficiency,” she adds. “Together, we can move to a holistic energy system that is connected, cybersecure, renewable, sustainable, and intelligent.”

“We are very pleased to have Annette as chair,” says NEMA president and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff.  “Her industry experience and keen insight will be especially important to incorporating the economic and other lessons of 2020 as we plot a course to enhance further the lives of citizens, the health of our businesses, and the well-being of our country in the years ahead.”