FCHEA's full time staff and consultant bios
Morry B. Markowitz - President
Morry Markowitz has been the President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association for seven years. Utilizing his extensive government relations and communications background, Mr. Markowitz leads the association’s outreach efforts both in our nation’s capital and across the country. Mr. Markowitz has wide-ranging expertise in the energy and automotive fields, as well as over twenty years of senior-level association management experience.
Mr. Markowitz currently serves on the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC), as well as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.
Prior to coming to the FCHEA, Mr. Markowitz was the Group Director of External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Before his work at EEI, he served as Vice President of Public Affairs with the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. Mr Markowitz has worked on Capitol Hill, as well as the Executive Branch of government. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and has a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.
Jennifer Gangi - Director of Communications and Outreach
Jennifer Gangi has more than twenty years of experience in the fuel cell and hydrogen industry, previously running the Fuel Cells 2000 education and outreach program at the Breakthrough Technologies Institute. This work continues at FCHEA and includes membership, media, end user and public outreach, writing articles for trade press, editing and writing industry and market reports, case studies, newsletters and other marketing materials, and closely tracking the fuel cell industry and potential stakeholders to find areas of opportunity for collaboration and industry advancement.
Prior to joining Fuel Cells 2000, Jennifer worked as a Marketing/Communications Specialist for a public relations firm in North Carolina, handling only high-technology clients.
Connor Dolan - Director of External Affairs
Connor Dolan is the Director of External Affairs for FCHEA. As Director of External Affairs, Connor oversees the Association’s communications activities and facilitates Association member programming and events planning.
Connor has previously worked for the Methanol Institute and the U.S. Fuel Cell Council. Connor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in both American Studies and National Security from Christopher Newport University. Connor is currently studying Nonprofit Management at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Justin Lewis - External Affairs Manager
As the External Affairs Manager for FCHEA, Justin assists the Association with communications, government relations, member programming, and events planning responsibilities.
Prior to joining FCHEA in 2017, Justin was the Legislative Representative at Alliance Management Group, a boutique trade association management company with clients in the international trade, transportation, and retail sectors.
Justin received a Master of Arts degree in National Security Policy from Georgetown University in 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in music from the George Washington University in 2015.
Karen (Hall) Quackenbush - Senior Technical Specialist
Karen (Hall) Quackenbush is the Chief Editor of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Safety Report. She also facilitates the coordination of association Regulatory Affairs activities among industry, government, academia, and standards development organizations.
Mrs. Hall has 15 years experience in developing consensus-based codes and standards relating to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and is active in a number of national and international technical committees and working groups.
Mrs. Hall received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the Johns Hopkins University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Welding Engineering from the Ohio State University.
Jay Keller - Senior Technical Specialist
In 1983 he received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and in 1979 his Masters of Science (M.S.) both in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on energy from the University of California at Berkeley. He has over 180 publications focusing on combustion and hydrogen energy in the refereed literature, proceedings of meetings and symposia, book chapters, and patents. He has devoted the 18 years to building a globally recognized program at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) that advances the science and technologies needed to enable a net-zero green house gas (GHG) emitting energy system.
He was the Deputy Director for the Metal Hydride Center of Excellence, which was the largest of the three DOE Centers of Excellence. In 2010, the CoE’s were awarded the DOE’s meritorious achievement award for their “outstanding contribution to advancing the state-of-the-art in hydrogen storage”. As recognition for his leadership abilities, in 2009 he was awarded The DOE Hydrogen Program Meritorious Award (with special recognition for outstanding technical contributions).
He left Sandia National Laboratories in 2011 and is now a technical consultant to the DOE and supports all C&S international engagements including co-chairing Regulation Codes and Standards Working Group of the IPHE.