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 is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA). NASUCA’s 58 member offices represent the interests of utility consumers in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.
Prior to assuming his duties at NASUCA, Mr. Springe served for thirteen years as Consumer Counsel for the Kansas Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB), the statutory advocate for residential and small commercial utility customers in proceedings before the Kansas Corporation Commission, Kansas courts, and the Kansas legislature. Mr. Springe spent nine years as an economist and expert witness for both CURB and the Kansas Corporation Commission before taking over as Consumer Counsel at CURB. Mr. Springe was active in NASUCA, serving as President from 2007-2009.
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. He is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the University of Missouri Financial Research Institute and also serves on the Executive Group of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEEaction), 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.
Nicole Haslup was hired as the Deputy Director of NASUCA in 2004. Prior to joining NASUCA Nicole served as Legislative Director for a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. She earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. Nicole lives in Odenton, Maryland with her husband and two sons.