Stephanie McClellan

Chief of Strategy and Policy

Stephanie McClellan

Chief of Strategy and Policy

Stephanie McClellan

Stephanie McClellan is Chief of Strategy and Policy, North America, for Simply Blue Group, responsible for developing and implementing long-range U.S. plans and goals. She leads development and execution of policy and communications strategies and serves as primary representative to engage and advance partnerships with key stakeholders, including federal and state agencies and policymakers, associations, industry groups and national eNGOs.

She is a 12-year veteran of U.S. offshore wind and internationally recognized leader, most recently as Founder/Director of the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), a policy program that catalyzed adoption of policies supporting the 30 GW pipeline of offshore wind projects on the Eastern seaboard. At SIOW, she authored cutting-edge policy and cost analyses, developed and promoted policies to reduce costs, and prepared forecasts for U.S. supply chain contracting. Her leadership is widely sought and she is known for her ability to build high-functioning teams and drive collaboration and alliances towards success. Prior to founding SIOW, she was Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Google-backed Atlantic Wind Connection, a proposed offshore transmission backbone. She began her work on offshore wind in 2009, as Policy Director for the Governor of Delaware, the first state with an offshore wind PPA. In 2020 she took a sabbatical to serve on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. She has a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in public policy from the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware.

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