Raymond G. Long is the Vice President of Government Affairs for NRG Energy’s East Region. Mr. Long has over 20 years of experience managing corporate external campaigns and initiatives and has been with NRG since 2003. He is responsible for managing the external activities for NRG’s portfolio of conventional generation, retail and renewable development in eastern United States—from Florida to Maine and west to Ohio. Additionally, Mr. Long manages legislative, regulatory and communications issues. Prior to joining NRG, Mr. Long served as Director of External Affairs for over three years at Mirant, where he worked on state and federal issues in the United States and Eastern Canada. Before joining Mirant, Mr. Long spent eight years representing corporate clients on public affairs and strategic communications issues in the New England States. Mr. Long has extensive experience working on corporate and political campaigns. Mr. Long holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Administration from Suffolk University. An avid lover of the outdoors, Mr. Long is a long-time hiker, runner and triathlete. He has completed 3 Ironman distance triathlons and over 20 triathlons in all, along with 9 marathons. He has hiked (almost) every trail in the New Hampshire White Mountains, along with many trails in New York and Maine. Mr. Long serves on the NYC Mayor’s Energy Policy Taskforce. He sits on the executive committee of the Independent Power Producers of New York and the boards of directors for the Public Affairs Council and the New England Council. Additionally, Mr. Long was appointed by Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Miner to serve on the Delaware Energy and Environmental Taskforce, and he currently sits on the Connecticut Clean Energy Taskforce.