Joy Ditto is the President and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), a Washington, D.C.-based global trade association representing electric, gas and water utilities on their mission-critical information and communications technologies.
As a “Marine Corps brat,” Joy learned early that relationships are key to success, as are a willingness to work hard and an ability to see both “the forest and the trees.” Prior to joining UTC, Joy spent 15 years at the American Public Power Association (APPA), the national trade association representing the interests of not-for-profit, publicly owned electric utilities. She rounded out her tenure at APPA as the Senior Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs.
Prior to joining APPA, Joy spent seven years on Capitol Hill, as legislative assistant to two Representatives from Pennsylvania, Joe McDade (R), and Don Sherwood (R), and a Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel (R). She was a staff assistant to Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in her first job out of college. Joy advised her bosses on issues involving natural resources, agriculture, trade, tax, banking, the justice system, environment and energy.
Joy is currently on the Board of the National Energy Resources Organization (NERO) and the Women’s Energy Resources Council. In 2015, she was nominated for the Professional Women in Advocacy’s “Excellence by a Veteran Advocate” award. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History and Minor in Political Science and in 2012 received an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.
Joy is married with two young daughters. She coaches youth soccer and is a competitive equestrian in the sport of eventing.