Rod E. WilliamsonRod Williamson Clark Hill
Rod E. Williamson
Practice Group Director
Rod E. Williamson is responsible for directing Clark Hill’s strategic planning, business development, talent recruitment/development, financial planning activities and managing the daily operations for Clark Hill’s Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group. Additionally, Rod will lead Clark Hill’s Energy Management Consulting Group providing expert, unbiased energy management for large electric and natural gas customers.
At Clark Hill, Rod brings fifteen years’ experience as an energy manager for large industrial companies. He has negotiated complex natural gas and electricity supply contracts, structured natural gas and electricity supply transactions in deregulated markets, and developed short and long-term energy market analysis. Rod has significant experience managing industrial customer interventions in natural gas and electricity regulatory proceedings at state public service commissions, developing state and federal energy policy recommendations, testifying before state legislative energy committees, and drafting state energy legislation. Additionally, Rod has administered energy conservation projects, implemented demand response programs, and developed energy risk management programs.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Rod held the position of Global Energy Category Manager for Dow Corning Corporation where he was responsible for setting energy supply strategy and implementing a global energy category management process. Rod led a team of local energy category managers in Europe, Asia, and Brazil and had direct responsibility for establishing business relationships with energy suppliers as well as government and regulatory agencies.
Rod has served as the Chairman of the Michigan Association of Businesses Advocating for Tariff Equity (ABATE). As Chairman, Rod provided strategic direction and energy expertise for this group consisting of the largest industrial energy consumers in the state of Michigan. Rod began serving as the Executive Director of ABATE on January 1, 2017, and will continue in that role after joining Clark Hill. Rod has also served as a board member of KIUC, the Kentucky Industrial Utility Customer group and AIEC, the Alabama Industrial Energy Customer group.