Maury is the Executive Director of the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB). He manages the efforts of WIEB to facilitate cooperation among western states and Canadian provinces to improve the efficiency of the western electric power system. He also manages the work of the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) – which provides advice to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the reliability of the western grid. Maury holds a M.A. in economics from Washington State University and a B.S. in economics from the University of Oregon.
Eric serves as the Program Manager – Electric System Reliability at the Western Interstate Energy Board. Eric manages and provides staff support to the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB). He is responsible for providing engineering and technical electric system analysis to the WIRAB, WIEB, and the Energy Imbalance Market Body of State Regulators (EIM-BOSR). He provides analysis and advice on policies relating operational performance, situational awareness, and essential reliability services. Prior to joining the team at WIEB, Eric worked in Power Supply and Engineering at Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Pennsylvania. He holds both a M.E. in Energy Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Lisa serves as Director of Finance and Administration for the Western Interstate Energy Board. She provides advice on budgetary and financial matters to the Executive Director, WIEB Board, and WIRAB. This includes preparing annual budgets and audit reports for both WIEB and WIRAB. As well as maintaining financial and accounting databases, she also manages the Human Resources Department of WIEB including payroll and health and retirement benefits. Prior to joining the WIEB team she had an extensive accounting and finance background which spanned 29 years in the Telecom Industry from Accounting Manager to Controller for a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer in California. Lisa holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of Phoenix and an A.A. in Economics from Los Angeles Valley College.
Thomas A. Carr
Tom serves as Program Manager for Electric System Planning and Grid Transformation. He manages WIEB’s Reserve Expenditure Program and provides staff support to WIEB and WIRAB on electric system planning, public policy, and grid transformation matters. He represents WIEB at WECC’s Reliability Assessment Committee (RAC) with a focus on production cost modeling, resource planning, and reliability assessments. Tom received a PhD in economics from the University of Colorado in 1988 and a law degree from the University of Denver in 1998. Tom was an assistant professor at Middlebury College from 1990 to 1995.
Alaine serves as Program Manager – Wholesale Electricity Markets. She manages the organization’s staff support to the Western Energy Imbalance Market Body of State Regulators (EIM-BOSR) and is responsible for providing technical and policy analysis of the governance, performance and reliability of wholesale electricity markets in the Western U.S. She holds a B.S. in business (University of Colorado) and in physics (Florida Atlantic University) and a juris doctorate (Georgetown). She has a diverse background in both the public and private sectors including project director in Colorado Governor Roy Romer’s Policy Office, evaluator with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, project director at the Center for Energy and Environmental Security at the University of Colorado School of Law and associate at the law firm of Holme Roberts and Owen.
Elaine is the Project Support Specialist – Policy Analyst at the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB). She provides budgetary, financial, and external communications support to WIEB management while also providing formatting, editing, and research support to WIEB staff. Elaine has a B.A. from the University of Colorado Denver.
Sharon is WIEB’s Project Management Support Specialist for Website and Conference Event Services.
Melanie serves as Program Manager – Nuclear Waste Transportation and Disposition for WIEB’s high-level radioactive waste program and Committee, which includes state representatives from up to twelve Western states. Together with the Committee, Melanie engages with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other state regional and tribal groups on the transportation component of the nation’s program for disposition of commercial spent nuclear fuel and high-level defense waste. Melanie holds a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and a B.S. in chemistry, also from the University of Denver.
Holly serves as Director of State, Federal, and International Affairs at the Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB). Her work focuses on electric grid reliability and nuclear waste transportation. Holly provides analysis and advice to the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) on matters related to improving the reliability of the western electrical grid. Holly also provides support to WIEB’s High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee, which is working with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a safe and acceptable system for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level defense waste. Holly holds a JD and an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.