National E-Mobility Equity
2 Day Virtual Conference
November 12th & 13th, 2020
Edison Electric Institute
Kwame Canty joined EEI’s political and external affairs team as Director of External Affairs and was recently promoted to Senior Director. EEI (Edison Electric Institute) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Their members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly employ more than 500,000 workers. Kwame works on EEI outreach and education and lobbying efforts to members of congress, national policy organizations, community-based organizations, and other key industry stakeholders. His background and experience working with a broad constituency base will be a great value-add in explaining how the men and women of the utility industry work each and every day to power America.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Kwame Canty understands the value of being a dedicated public servant. Prior to joining EEI Kwame was Director of Programming for the Congressional Black Caucus under Chairs Marcia L Fudge and G.K. Butterfield. In his role, Kwame was responsible for CBC Member Services, management of CBC Taskforces and provided logistical support for all programing. Kwame was also responsible for the CBC’s coalition building efforts with external organizations.
Kwame also worked for former Congressman Edolphus Towns as a Senior Legislative Assistant, and was the lead staffer on all hearings related to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer, Manufacturing and Trade.
Kwame is a graduate of Hampton University and is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.