The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Midwest ISO) has re-elected three board members: Chairman Paul J. Feldman, Vice Chairman J. Michael Evans and Director Judy Walsh. All three joined the Midwest ISO board of directors in 2005 and will begin new three-year terms beginning in January.
Feldman, founder of Trend IQ, serves on the markets, human resources and corporate governance and strategic planning committees. He also is an independent director on the Board of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). He is a proven corporate leader, having served as chief executive or vice president at Novell Inc., Geo-Utilities Inc., Columbia Energy Services, UtiliCorp United, AES, and AT&T/Lucent Technologies.
Evans, chairman-elect for 2011, chairs the Midwest ISO Board’s System Planning Committee and serves on the human resources and markets committees. Evans is the former president and CEO of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, former president and CEO of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Ga., and former senior vice president and chief operating officer of Kansas City Power & Light. He has served on several boards in the not-for-profit sector including United Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Botanical Garden, and South Street Seaport Museum. He’s a registered professional engineer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Walsh, founder and owner of Walsh Consulting Firm, chairs the board’s audit and finance committee and serves on the human resources and markets committees. Walsh is well-versed in public policy issues, having served as former commissioner for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, appointed by then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Walsh, now retired, was the first woman partner of Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation’s most well-respected accounting firms, where she served more than 30 years. She is also a founding director of the Bank of Whittier in Whittier, Calif., and held dual responsibilities at SBC Communications in San Antonio where she was the senior vice president of government affairs and senior vice president of regulatory policy.
About Midwest ISO
The Midwest ISO ensures reliable operation of and equal access to high-voltage power lines in 13 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The Midwest ISO manages one of the world’s largest energy markets, clearing nearly $23 billion in energy transactions annually. The Midwest ISO was approved as the nation’s first regional transmission organization in 2001. The non-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent board of directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind., with operations centers in Carmel and St. Paul, Minn. Membership in the organization is voluntary.