ATLANTA – NERC’s first Board of Trustees meeting of 2021 welcomed two new Board members, reflected on 2020 achievements and focused on current supply chain efforts. The Board acted on two reliability proceedings and accepted the framework to address known and emerging reliability and security risks.
Ken DeFontes and Robert Clarke presided over the meeting as the Board’s new chair and vice chair, respectively. DeFontes takes over from Roy Thilly, who served as the Board chair from Feb. 2017–Feb. 2021 and will continue as a trustee. Outgoing Board member Jan Schori was honored with a resolution in recognition of her contributions to NERC and the industry. The Board welcomed returning trustees George Hawkins and Rob Manning as well as two new trustees: Larry Irving and Sue Kelly. Irving is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Irving Group, providing strategic advice and assistance to international telecommunications and information technology companies. Kelly served as president and CEO of the American Public Power Association, the national trade association representing public power utilities, from 2014 to 2019.
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