ISO New England Announces New Vice Chair of Board of Directors Business Wire HOLYOKE, Mass. -- February 28, 2013 ISO New England Inc., the operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, today announced that board member Kathryn J. Jackson, PhD, has been elected Vice Chair of the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Jackson has served on the ISO New England board since 2008. “Kate’s valuable industry experience, coupled with her five-year tenure on the board, will make her an effective Vice Chair,” said David Vitale, Chairman of the ISO New England Board. “Her contributions to date have been considerable, and I am confident that in her new role she will continue to help guide ISO New England’s strategic direction as we work to address the many challenges facing the New England power grid and wholesale electricity markets.” Ms. Jackson currently serves on two ISO New England board committees: the System Planning and Reliability Committee (SPARC), which is responsible for overseeing the Regional System Plan process and making recommendations on planning and reliability issues; and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee, which she chairs. Since 2009, Ms. Jackson has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse Electric Company. Before this, she served the company as Vice President of Strategy, Research, and Technology. Before joining Westinghouse Electric, she spent 17 years at the Tennessee Valley Authority, where she held various executive positions, including Executive Vice President, River System Operations and Environment. Dr. Jackson also worked for Alcoa Inc. She serves on the advisory committees of the Sloan Foundation's Electricity Industry Center and Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems. Ms. Jackson holds a PhD in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University; two masters degrees, one from Carnegie Mellon and another from the University of Pittsburgh; and a bachelor of science degree in physics from Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania. To learn more about ISO New England’s governance structure, including its Board of Directors, please visit the ISO New England website: http://www.iso-ne.com/aboutiso/corp_gov/index.html. Created in 1997, ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for reliably operating New England’s bulk electric power generation and transmission system, overseeing and ensuring the fair administration of the region’s wholesale energy markets, and managing comprehensive regional electric power planning. Contact: ISO New England Inc. Ellen Foley, 413-535-4139 or Marcia Blomberg, 413-540-4555 or Lacey Ryan, 413-540-4483
ISO New England Announces New Vice Chair of Board of Directors
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