Candidate for At-large Board of Director Member
Statement of Intent
I never thought I would be involved in politics, nor did I take a typical route to get to my current positions. I did not serve time on the hill. I did not know about this world prior to my current position. With that being said, I did not know who I could reach out to when I first started. HLA was that source of familiarity for me. The simple act of being around people who look like me helped me feel comfortable. HLA provided that comfort and support system as I got settled in. I appreciate the opportunities and events that HLA hosts, because there is always someone like me who does not know if they fit in. As a member of the HLA board, I would like to support the social committee. I feel like the social interaction is a big part of why I kept coming back to HLA. I would like to support efforts to bring HLA members, new and old together, to connect and support each other. At times, it’s a simple hello that can change everything.
Nick Quinones is a Senior Federal Affairs Representative for the Salt River Project (SRP), the nation’s third largest public power utility based in Arizona. Nick has been working consistently at SRP since 2012 and represents SRP’s interests in a variety of coalitions and organization to develop and execute stakeholder outreach strategies; as well as advocate for SRP’s priorities in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Federal Affairs department, Nick worked as an engineer in SRP’s Generation Engineering department.
Nick was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and holds a M.S in Structural Engineering and a M.S. in Material Science and Engineering from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.