The Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Energy Association of Pennsylvania are pleased to announce that Nicole Luciano, director of policy of the Energy Association, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 credit hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend the institute annually.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”

Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

“We congratulate Nicole on this achievement and look forward to her continued growth at the association,” said Terrance J. Fitzpatrick, president and CEO of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania.

This accomplishment follows Luciano’s recent promotion to director of policy as of Jan. 1. Luciano began her career at the Energy Association in 2013, as manager of policy and research. Over the course of her tenure, she has drafted regulatory comments on behalf of both the electric and natural gas utilities, has prepared testimony before the General Assembly, and is the association’s expert on consumer issues, including executing an annual conference attended by both industry representatives and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. She participates as the industry’s representative on the Department of Human Services’ LIHEAP Advisory Committee and was appointed to Gov. Wolf’s Census 2020 Commission. Luciano is also a recent graduate of the NARUC Rate School program. She received her bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and a master’s degree from Lehigh University.


Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

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About EAP
The Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAP) is a trade association that represents and promotes the interests of regulated electric and natural gas distribution companies operating in Pennsylvania. Collectively, EAP’s members deliver energy to more than 8.7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Contact: Nicole Luciano, [email protected]