GridWise Architecture Council

Current Members

David Forfia is the chairperson of the GridWise® Architecture Council.

David Forfia

David Forfia Page opens in a new window
(Jan 2013 - Dec 2018)
Director, Enterprise Architecture at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Ron Ambrosio

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(May 2004 - Dec 2019)
Chief Scientist, Utopus Insights, Inc.

Tanya Barham

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(Jan 2017 - Dec 2018)
Principal, Community Energy Labs

Ron Bernstein

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(Jan 2015 - Dec 2018)
President, RBCG, LLC

Gerald R. Gray

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(Jan 2015 - Dec 2018)
Sr. Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Joe Hagerman

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(Jan 2018 - Dec 2019)
Deputy Chief Scientist, NRECA

Doug Houseman

Doug Houseman Page opens in a new window
(Jan 2014 - Dec 2019)
Grid Modernization Lead, Burns & McDonnell

Stephen Knapp

Stephen Knapp Page opens in a new window
(Jan 2015 - Dec 2018)
Vice President of Quality Assurance & Energy Markets

Lorenzo Kristov

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(Jan 2017 - Dec 2018)
Principal, Electric System Policy, Structure, Market Design

James Mater

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(Jan 2013 - Dec 2018)
Co-Founder and Director, QualityLogic, Inc.

Farrokh Rahimi

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(Jan 2016 - Dec 2019)
Senior Vice President, Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI)

Leonard Tillman

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(Jan 2018 - Dec 2019)
Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP of Birmingham


Associates

Ron Cunningham

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(Aug 2018 - Jul 2019)
IT Enterprise Architect, American Electric Power

Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris Page opens in a new window
(Aug 2018 - Jul 2019)
Principal, Energy Horizon Corporation

Mark Paterson

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(Aug 2018 - Jul 2019)
General Manager, Consumer Energy, Horizon Power, Western Australia

Chris Villarreal

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(Aug 2018 - Jul 2019)
President, Plugged In Strategies


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
  • Paul De Martini Page opens in a new window (Jan 2016 - Dec 2017) Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group
  • Robert Burke Page opens in a new window (Mar 2009 - Dec 2012) Principal Analyst, ISO New England
  • H. Ward Camp Page opens in a new window (Jan 2011 - Dec 2014)
    Vice President, Regulatory + Government Affairs
  • Dave Cohen Page opens in a new window (May 2004- Dec 2007) CEO, Infotility
  • 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
  • Jeff Gooding Page opens in a new window (Jan 2013 - Dec 2014) Information Technology Principal Manager, Smart Grid Engineering Southern California Edison
  • 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
  • Mark Kerbel Page opens in a new window (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015) Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Encycle Corporation.
  • Lynne Kiesling Page opens in a new window (May 2005 - Dec 2009) Director, Center for Applied Energy Research, Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
  • Mark Knight Page opens in a new window (Jan 2012 - Dec 2019) Industry Advisor, Burns and McDonnell.
  • 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.
  • Tracy Markie Page opens in a new window (Mar 2009 - Dec 2014) President, Engenuity Systems
  • Gordon Matthews Page opens in a new window (Aug 2016 - Jul 2019) Technology Innovation, BPA
  • 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)
  • Heather Sanders Page opens in a new window (Jan 2014 to Dec 2017) Special Advisor, California Public Utilities Commission
  • 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)
  • Thomas Sloan Page opens in a new window (Jan 2010 - Dec 2019) Retired State Representative, State of Kansas
  • Vito Stagliano Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - Feb 2005) Director of Research, National Commission on Energy Policy
  • Jeffrey Taft Page opens in a new window (Jan 2013 - Dec 2014) Chief Architect for Electric Grid Transformation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Wade Troxell Page opens in a new window (May 2004 - May 2006) Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, Colorado State University
  • Kenneth Wacks Page opens in a new window (Jan 2007 - Dec 2015) Home, Building and Utility Systems.
  • 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.
  • Carl Zichella Page opens in a new window (Jan 2014 - Dec 2016) Director of Western Transmission, Natural Resources Defense Council

Prospective Member Candidacies

Approximately one-quarter of the seats on the Council are renewed each year. Details will be posted when the call for candidates is "open."

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