Joelle Salerno

Government Affairs Director, Western PA Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

Joelle Salerno is the Government Affairs Director for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
During her four years with NECA, Joelle has focused on a number of state and federal legislative initiatives related to the electrical contracting industry. She was a part of the team that negotiated and gathered support for final passage of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing Authorization bill (SB234, Act 30 of 2018) and the Prompt Payment for Sub/Contractors bill (HB566, Act 27 of 2018). She also works to expand awareness of the NECA-IBEW joint apprenticeship training programs, which prepare the most highly-skilled journeyman electricians to meet the demands of the Western Pennsylvania construction economy.
Joelle came to NECA with four years of federal legislative experience, having worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative staff member for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
She earned a B.A. in International Studies focusing in U.S. Foreign Policy and Russian Language/Area Studies from American University in Washington, D.C.  She is a native of the Pittsburgh area and currently resides in southern Allegheny County with her husband, 1-year-old daughter, and 2-year-old labradoodle.

My Sessions

Workforce Development

Juniata Ballroom

In the Mid-Atlantic, the energy efficiency economy expands exponentially every year, but can the workforce keep pace with market growth? Demand for skilled clean energy workers will only increase, and the labor shortage suggested by data projections will only be further impacted as baby boomers retire. This panel will examine the current policy landscape and […]