James Williams

James A. Williams, II


James A. Williams is the Executive Director of ETC.  He is a veteran of Capitol Hill where he served as Legislative Counsel in the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and previously as Legislative Aide in the Office of Senator J. Bennett Johnson.

Prior to joining ETC, Mr. Williams was a Senior Government Relations Representative for the American Public Power Association, where he served most notably as senior lobbyist on the CEO Climate Change Task Force and as APPA’s representative to the 2009 International Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Mr. Williams also has lobbying experience as a Legislative Analyst at the American Petroleum Institute and a Senior Research Analyst at Entergy Corporation.

Mr. Williams received his B.S. in Political Science from Alcorn State University and J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.

Jeaneen Maxwell

Jeaneen Maxwell


Jeaneen Maxwell is the General Counsel of ETC. She brings her regulatory, enforcement and litigation experience to her position.

Prior to joining ETC in 2023, Ms. Maxwell served as Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Public Works in Baltimore City, and as an Assistant Attorney General representing the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). At MDE, Ms. Maxwell provided legal counsel and conducted civil and administrative enforcement concerning chiefly all stages of solid waste management, although such matters often included water regulatory compliance issues.

Ms. Maxwell also worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in the Juvenile, Misdemeanor, General Felony and Narcotics Divisions.

Ms. Maxwell is admitted to the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the State of Maryland. She received her B.A. from Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.