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Ørsted Names Urbish as Head of Government Affairs and Policy in NJ

Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, has 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 brings a wealth of experience in working with state government and officials on environmental and energy issues. 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 Gov. 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.

A resident of Lambertville, Urbish previously served on the Lambertville City Council and as a member of the Lambertville Planning Board of Adjustments and the Lambertville Zoning Board of Adjustments. Urbish was a member of the board of trustees of the Delaware River Greenway Partnership.

Urbish, a 2017 Fellow with the New Leaders Council – New Jersey, received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey in history and political science.

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