Tom Vinson is the Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association. He joined AWEA in November 2007. Tom leads the AWEA team working on key areas, including transmission, siting (wildlife, public lands, radar/airspace etc.), offshore wind, worker health and safety, and industry standards development. Prior to joining AWEA, Tom spent more than 10 years working for Members of Congress in both the House and Senate.