For more than 20 years, Jon Hand has been involved in government relations on both the federal and state levels. Jon has a proven record of moving municipal power utility legislation forward and he continues to ensure member utilities have low cost, reliable electricity.
In 2009, Jon joined Electric Cities of Alabama (ECA) as the Executive Director. Jon came to ECA with a background in government relations, having worked for Congressman Jo Bonner, a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, where he focused on Energy, Defense and Transportation Appropriations. Today Jon continues to represent 36 electric utilities at the Alabama State Capitol and has been instrumental in defeating and passing legislation important to the public power industry.
Through ECA, Jon also serves as Executive Director of the Alabama Public Utilities Alliance, an organization for municipally owned natural gas and water utilities and natural gas districts throughout Alabama. In addition to these duties, Jon is the Chairman of the Southeastern Federal Power Consumers Legislative Committee and a member of the American Public Power Association Advisory Committee and Mutual Aid Working Group.
Jon has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Huntingdon College and a Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. Jon and his wife, the former Elizabeth Clay Currey of Selma, make their home in Montgomery, Alabama, along with their son Currey and Labrador Brig.
Donna Key joined Electric Cities of Alabama (ECA) in 2017 as the Director of Communications and Marketing. Having worked in association management for almost two decades, Donna has a diverse knowledge of meeting and event planning, public relations, marketing, and member relations.
Prior to joining ECA, Donna worked as the Director of Events and Education for the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) for 17 years. While at ACCA, Donna led an administrative team in coordinating all aspects of conferences, conventions, and education training for county officials and employees throughout the state. In addition, she provided leadership and direction for ACCA’s five affiliate groups, which taught her the importance of member relations.
Donna has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism from Troy University. At home, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and their three boys, Zeph (13), Zack (11) and Owen (7).