Offshore wind developer, Ørsted, said March 10 it appointed Madeline “Maddy” Urbish as head of government affairs and policy for New Jersey.
Urbish will be responsible for setting and shaping the Ørsted legislative and regulatory agenda in New Jersey and working with government and nongovernmental partners across the state to grow the offshore wind industry in New Jersey and North America.
Urbish’s experience in working with state government and officials on environmental and energy issues is vast. Most recently, she served as a senior associate at River Crossing Strategy Group, where she represented and advised clients on New Jersey state politics and policies, including energy and environmental protection, and helped to develop advocacy efforts and engagement strategies directed at key stakeholders.
Prior to that, she was a policy advisor in the office of Governor Phil Murphy, with a focus on energy, environment and agriculture policy. She also previously worked at New Jersey Audubon, one of the state’s largest environmental organizations, where she served as director of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, managing a four-state coalition comprised of more than 120 non-governmental organizations.
“Maddy’s extensive experience working in energy and in the state will benefit us as we continue to develop the Ocean Wind 1 project and our Ocean Wind 2 bid,” said Fred Zalcman, head of government affairs at Ørsted.