Lilyanne McClean Director at Large

Lilyanne McClean joined FuelCell Energy as Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs in September 2022 . She has over 30 years of business, policy and communications experience and an established reputation as a “game changer,” who thinks big and can implement complex strategies. Lilyanne has worked at all levels government.

Prior to joining Fuel Cell Energy, she served as the President of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, a $25 million business organization in Texas created to ensure a fair and efficient civil justice system. Immediately before this role, Lilyanne was the Executive Vice President for Public Policy and Communications at the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), a $12 million business organization that has led the state in economic development, public policy implementation and advocacy. As the only EVP, Lilyanne was responsible for driving success in two major departments, as well as supporting the CEO, influencing the senior leadership team, the supporting organization’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She directly partnered with CEOs from the energy, telecommunications and technology sectors and managed key issues affecting all companies, including tax policy, corporate governance and ESG issues.

Lilyanne was recruited to the GHP from a global public relations firm in Washington, D.C. that specialized in supporting highly regulated industries with public affairs, public relations, and strategic communications services. She also spent 12 years at American Express Company in several senior positions, in New York and Washington, D.C. This includes serving as the Vice President for global government affairs, directing teams in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and the Caribbean.

Lilyanne holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School, a master’s degree in communications from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Montclair State University, a liberal arts college in New Jersey that has received national awards for producing the best teachers in the country.