Oncor’s Clevenger Leads 2013 Slate of WIRES Officers

WASHINGTON, DC – Don Clevenger, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, at Oncor, will serve as President of WIRES for 2013, along with other new leaders who also assume their posts on Jan. 1, 2013.  The group was elected by the WIRES membership at its annual meeting in Washington, DC, in October.

Clevenger will succeed Jolly Hayden, Managing Director at InfraREIT Capital Partners, LLC, who served as WIRES President for both 2011 and 2012 and was elected at the Washington meeting to serve on the WIRES Board of Directors.

Other officers for 2013 are:

President-Elect – Phillip Grigsby, Senior Vice President, Commercial Transmission, Duke Energy

Vice President – John Flynn, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Project Development, American Transmission Co

Secretary – Steven Burtch, Senior Vice President, Business Development, AltaLink

Treasurer – Gary Hickey, Executive Director, Transmission Development, NextEra Energy Resources

“It is a privilege to lead WIRES, especially this year as there is so much attention being focused on the business of energy and electricity transmission,” Clevenger said. “WIRES has a tremendous opportunity to make major substantive contributions to the advancement of pro-transmission policies.  The transmission sector shares responsibility for meeting increased demand and higher reliability expectations while also looking to make significant environmental improvements.  WIRES’ job is to help others understand the potential benefits of transmission investments.  I look forward to leading that mission.”

WIRES Counsel Jim Hoecker added, “The challenges and issues facing the transmission sector are growing in number and difficulty. It is gratifying that WIRES has another strong leadership team prepared to tackle them.”

Elected to continue serving on the Board of Directors along with Hayden were:

Will Kaul, Vice President, Transmission, Great River Energy; Paul D. McCoy, Principal, Atlantic Wind Connection; and Autry Warren, Vice President, Regional Customer Operations, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC.