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Our leadership

The ISO is led by an experienced Board of Governors and executive management team that set policies that ensure the reliable performance of the high-voltage electricity grid, open access to participants, and a transparent, competitive market for energy.

Executive team

Executive biographies

Stephen Berberich, President and Chief Executive Officer
Keith Casey, Vice President, Market and Infrastructure Development
Karen Edson, Vice President, Policy and Client Services
Petar Ristanovic, Vice President, Technology
Mark Rothleder, Vice President, Market Quality and Renewable Integration
Roger Collanton, Vice President, General Counsel
Eric Schmitt, Vice President, Operations

Board of Governors

Board of Governors selection process


/Documents/BoardSelectionPolicy.pdf

The ISO Board consists of five Governors nominated by the governor of California and confirmed by the Senate that serve staggered three-year terms. The Board selection process involving stakeholders was outlined in a FERC order issued July 1, 2005. The Board Nominee Review Committee is comprised of six stakeholders from each of the following member-class sectors: transmission owners, transmission-dependent utilities, public interest groups, end-users and retail energy providers, alternative energy providers, and generators and marketers. Each sector is responsible for selecting its own six members to serve on the committee. Typically, the Committee becomes active beginning late summer each year.

Once the Committee has been established and secretaries nominated, the Board member selection process proceeds as follows:

  • An independent search firm creates a list of at least four qualified candidates for each open seat on the Board.

  • The list of qualified candidates is then forwarded to the 36-member Board Nominee Review Committee.

  • Each member-class sector will select one person to represent the group to conduct a personal interview of selected candidates.

  • Based on inputs from the member-class sectors, recommendations are submitted to the Office of the Governor for the State of California.