ISO New England Announces New Vice Chair of Board of Directors
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
“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:
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.
ISO New England Inc.
Ellen Foley, 413-535-4139
Marcia Blomberg, 413-540-4555
Lacey Ryan, 413-540-4483
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