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MRO is governed by a 23-member hybrid board of directors, with four independent directors, two regional directors, and seventeen stakeholder directors. The independent and regional directors are elected by all voting members, whereas stakeholder directors are elected by members of the applicable industry sector. The stakeholder positions are balanced in a way that assures regional reliability interests are equally represented and no two sectors can control a vote. Independent directors are compensated for their time – regional and industry stakeholder directors are not. 

The board’s primary role is to assure the organization meets its requirements under the bylaws and the Regional Delegation Agreement with NERC, and that these responsibilities are performed with due care and in an effective, efficient manner. The board has adopted policies and procedures to assure it carries out its responsibilities free of conflicts and makes no determinations on compliance or enforcement matters. Board meetings are open to public attendance and the board encourages your participation.

The board has three committees:

Full Board Roster

NameSectorBoard Term End
Brad Cox, ChairGenerator and/or Power Marketer12/31/2022
Dr. Dana Born, Vice ChairIndependent Director12/31/2023
OpenGenerator and/or Power Marketer12/31/2024
Ben PorathCooperative12/31/2024
Charles MarshallTransmission System Operator12/31/2023
Darcy NeigumInvestor Owned Utility12/31/2023
Daryl MaxwellCanadian Utility12/31/2024
Dehn StevensInvestor Owned Utility12/31/2022
Eric SchmittIndependent Director12/31/2024
Iqbal DhamiCanadian Utility12/31/2023
Jeanne TisingerIndependent Director12/31/2024
Jennifer FlandermeyerRegional Director12/31/2024
JoAnn ThompsonInvestor Owned Utility12/31/2022
JP BrummondInvestor Owned Utility12/31/2022
Lloyd LinkeFederal Power Marketing Agency12/31/2024
Michael DesselleTransmission System Operator12/31/2022
Michael LambInvestor Owned Utility12/31/2023
Paul CristMunicipal Utility12/31/2022
Priti PatelCooperative12/31/2022
Scott NickelsMunicipal Utility12/31/2023
Stuart LowryRegional Director12/31/2024
Thomas GrahamIndependent Director12/31/2023
Tom FincoTransmission System Operator12/31/2024