The NASUCA office is just outside of Washington, D.C. in downtown Silver Spring. The Executive Director represents the organization before Congress, the Federal agencies, and the Administration. NASUCA’s Deputy Director works with the Director to plan and execute the Annual and Mid-Year meetings, prepare and distribute publications, maintain the website, and provide information to assist state consumer advocates with their responsibilities.
David Springe was named Executive Director of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) in December of 2015. NASUCA’s 56 members represent the interests of utility consumers in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.
Prior to his appointment at NASUCA, Mr. Springe served as Consumer Counsel of the Kansas Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB). CURB is the statutory advocate for residential and small commercial utility customers in proceedings before the Kansas Corporation Commission, Kansas courts and the Kansas legislature. Prior to being named Consumer Counsel at CURB, Mr. Springe spent nine years as an economist and expert witness for both CURB and the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Mr. Springe received his M.A. in Economics and Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas. Mr. Springe has represented consumer interests on numerous boards, currently serving on the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network Advisory Board (SEEaction), the University of Missouri Financial Research Institute Advisory Board, the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities Advisory Board and the Energy Board of the Keystone Center. In the past Mr. Springe served as Vice-Chair of the EPRI Energy Efficiency and Grid Modernization Public Advisory Board and served on the U.S Department of Energy State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) and on the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Efficiency Advisory Board.
Mr. Springe was the President of the NASUCA from 2007-2009.
Nicole Haslup is the Deputy Director of NASUCA. Prior to joining NASUCA Nicole served as Legislative Director for a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. She earned her undergraduate degree at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. Nicole lives in Odenton, Maryland with her husband and two sons.