GridWise Architecture Council

Current Members

Mark Knight is the chairperson of the GridWise® Architecture Council.

Erich Gunther

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(Jan 2012 - Dec 2015)
Executive Consultant, CGI

Ron Ambrosio

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(May 2004 - Dec 2015)
IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer for IBM's Smarter Energy Research

H. Ward Camp

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(Jan 2011 - Dec 2014)
Vice President, Regulatory & Environmental Policy, Landis+Gyr

David Forfia

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(Jan 2013 - Dec 2014)
Director, Enterprise Architecture at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Jeff Gooding

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(Jan 2013 - Dec 2014)
Information Technology Principal Manager, Smart Grid Engineering Southern California Edison

Doug Houseman

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(Jan 2014 - Dec 2015)
Vice President of Technical Innovation at EnerNex, LLC

Mark Kerbel

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(Jan 2014 - Dec 2015)
Vice President of Business Development, REGEN Energy Inc.

Tracy Markie

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(Mar 2009 - Dec 2014)
President, Engenuity Systems

James Mater

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(Jan 2013 - Dec 2014)
Co-Founder and Director, QualityLogic, Inc.

Heather Sanders

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(Jan 2014 - Dec 2015)
Director of Regulatory Affairs, California Independent System Operator

Thomas Sloan

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(Jan 2010 - Dec 2015)
State Representative, State of Kansas

Jeffrey Taft

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(Jan 2013 - Dec 2014)
Chief Architect and Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Connected Energy Networks

Kenneth Wacks

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(Jan 2007 - Dec 2015)
Consultant, Sensus Metering Systems Inc.


GridWise® Architecture Council Members Emeritus

  • Jay Britton Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Dec 2006) Principal Architect, AREVA-T&D Corporation
  • Joseph M. Bucciero Page opens in a new window (Jan 2006 - Dec 2008) President, Bucciero Consulting
  • Robert Burke Page opens in a new window (Mar 2009 - Dec 2012) Principal Analyst, ISO New England
  • Dave Cohen Page opens in a new window (May 2004- Dec 2007) CEO, Infotility
  • Paul De Martini Page opens in a new window (Jan 2012 - Dec 2013) Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group, LLC
  • Rik Drummond Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Dec 2013) CEO and Chief Scientist, Drummond Group Inc.
  • Albert Esser Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - May 2006) President, AlbertEsser LLC
  • Toni Giroti Page opens in a new window (Jan 2011 - Dec 2012) Chairman and CEO, BRIDGE Energy Group
  • Erich Gunther Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Dec 2013) Chief Technology Officer, EnerNex Corporation
  • Stephanie Hamilton Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Dec 2009) Manager, EMPS/Total Energy CompanyTM (previously EPRI)
  • Dave Hardin Page opens in a new window (Jul 2006 - Dec 2010) Senior Director, SmartGrid Standards, EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Amr Ibrahim Page opens in a new window (Feb 2010 - Dec 2011) Senior Regulatory Analyst, Office of the Ohio Consumer Counsel
  • Larsh Johnson Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - May 2006) President, CTO, eMeter Corporations
  • Lynne Kiesling Page opens in a new window (May 2005 - Dec 2009) Director, Center for Applied Energy Research, Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
  • Alexander Levinson Page opens in a new window (Jan 2008 - Dec 2013) Information Systems Architect, Lockheed Martin
  • Wayne Longcore Page opens in a new window (Jan 2010 - Dec 2011) Chief Solutions Manager, SAP Labs
  • Michael McCoy Page opens in a new window (May 2006 - Dec 2007) Becker Capital Management
  • Jack Mc Gowan Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Dec 2008) President, Energy Control Inc.
  • Nora Mead Brownell Page opens in a new window (Jan 2008 - Dec 2009) Consultant (former FERC Commissioner), BC Strategies
  • Russell Robertson Page opens in a new window (Jan 2006 - Dec 2008) Senior Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Bob Saint Page opens in a new window (Mar 2009 - Dec 2012) Principal Distribution Engineer, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
  • Richard Schomberg Page opens in a new window (Jan 2006 - Dec 2010) VP Research EDF International
  • Alison Silverstein Page opens in a new window (May 2006 - Dec 2007) Consultant (previously FERC)
  • Vito Stagliano Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Feb 2005) Director of Research, National Commission on Energy Policy
  • Wade Troxell Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - May 2006) Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, Colorado State University
  • Don Watkins Page opens in a new window (Sep 2004 - Dec 2006) Manager, Operating and Scheduling Practices, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Eric Wong Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - May 2006) Manager, Business Development & Government Relations, Cummins Inc.

Prospective Member Candidacies

Approximately one-quarter of the seats on the Council are renewed each year. See the Call for Candidates page for details.

News & Events

Events

Web GWAC Meeting:
April 9, 2014 at 10am-12pm PT (1pm-3pm ET). Contact us if you would like to participate.

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May 14, 2014 at 10am-12pm PT (1pm-3pm ET). Contact us if you would like to participate.

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