Thomas Sloan

Mr. Sloan is a retired member of the Kansas House of Representatives (1995-2019). His activities as a state representative include serving as Chairman of the Vision 2020 Committee and as a member of the Energy & Utilities and Government Efficiency & Technology Committees. His primary policy areas are renewable energy, electric transmission, water quantity and quality, telemedicine. In addition to his work as a Kansas Legislator with the FERC and DOE, Mr. Sloan also has positions of leadership within two legislative professional associations - The Council of State and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

As the only state legislator on the DOE's Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), Mr. Sloan has provided counsel to the Obama Administration on such issues as Smart Grid, energy storage, and the need for a more robust national transmission grid. As a result of the contacts and information gained in that process, other members of the EAC to Kansas were brought to meet with the Kansas Corporation Commission and discuss policies to be adopted administratively and legislatively. Mr. Sloan is also the only state legislator on the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC), a consensus-based group addressing impediments to wind energy development - including transmission constraints and policy impediments.

Mr. Sloan received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974.