Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
Nancy Saracino is the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Saracino oversees all compliance, governance and control functions for the ISO and serves as the chief legal officer and representative for the corporation in legal and regulatory matters, human resources, auditing and compliance. She also advises the Board of Governors on the application of federal, state and local law and provides guidance and advice on governance and corporate issues. In addition, Ms. Saracino oversees the Accounting, Treasury and Credit, Financial Planning, and Vender Management departments.
Ms. Saracino came to the California ISO in 2007 from the California Department of Water Resources. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed her as DWR Chief Counsel in 2004, and then as DWR Chief Deputy Director in 2006. As Chief Deputy, Ms. Saracino assisted the director in supervising and managing the department and developing and implementing policy for the protection, conservation and management of the state water supply.
Prior to joining DWR, Ms. Saracino worked in the California Attorney General's office as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General on the Energy Task Force, representing the state of California, DWR and the governor's office in litigation relating to the 2000-2001 energy crisis. Beginning in 2003, she worked as the lead negotiator for the governor's office in its effort to restructure DWR's long-term energy contracts.
Ms. Saracino was previously a partner at Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud, representing public and private clients in a range of areas from water law to employment litigation. She started her legal career as an associate at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard.
In 2006, Ms. Saracino participated in the National Leadership Summit for a Sustainable America, established to review the nation's sustainable development goals in light of the effects of climate change and to develop a five-year action plan. Ms. Saracino earned her law degree from King Hall School of Law at University California Davis, and has a bachelor of arts degree in economics, also from U.C. Davis.