Charles River Associates (CRA) Enhances Capabilities in Energy

New Vice President James McMahon Brings Consulting Experience Across the Energy Sector

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Charles River Associates (CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that James McMahon has re-joined the firm’s Energy Practice as vice president. Mr. McMahon has more than 15 years of experience developing and managing consulting engagements with energy infrastructure developers, owners, and operators. His prior experience includes working as a principal for two years in CRA’s Energy Practice.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jim McMahon back to Charles River Associates and the Energy Practice,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “Jim has advised numerous, large organizations on their strategic and financial planning, and he works frequently with electric and gas utilities, state and federal agencies, as well as developers and financial investors. He has a practical and diverse understanding of the energy sector, and we look forward to offering his expertise to clients.”

Mr. McMahon advises energy-related businesses on business planning, resource strategy, asset management, capital planning, valuations, and mergers and acquisitions. He consults to electric and gas utilities on strategic investment decisions and transactions. Mr. McMahon also works with numerous state and federal agencies on electric market issues, including deregulation, and with infrastructure funds, developers, and private equity on asset acquisition and divestiture, including valuation and portfolio analysis.

Prior to rejoining CRA, Mr. McMahon was a practice area leader in utilities asset management and strategy at Black & Veatch. There, he advised utilities and other energy companies on corporate and business unit strategy, long-range planning, asset management, risk management, and capital allocation and prioritization. This included developing a North American strategy for one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world as well as a $2.5 billion grid modernization plan for a large investor-owned utility. He also has worked in a variety of consulting roles in the Energy Practices at Pace Global Consulting Group and Navigant Consulting.

Mr. McMahon regularly publishes and speaks on strategic, marketing, and investment issues in the energy industry, and has testifying experience. Mr. McMahon earned JD and MBA degrees from The College of William & Mary, and a BA degree in Economics from Tufts University.

About CRA's Energy Practice

CRA’s Energy Practice blends decades of industry knowledge with world-class economic and analytical expertise. It’s a unique and powerful combination that yields deeper insights and better-informed decisions. Investors, executives, and litigators from across the energy sector have turned to CRA for expert advice in hundreds of successful engagements. The support offered by CRA is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector, including restructuring and profitability improvement, gas, litigation and regulatory support, market analytics and strategy, energy asset and enterprise valuation, and energy trading and risk management.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting, and management consulting. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at

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