Board of Directors

Lisa M. Barton
Executive Vice President, AEP Transmission

Lisa M. Barton is Executive Vice President - AEP Transmission, responsible for the company's transmission organization including its field services, engineering, construction, planning and system operations, and new transmission business ventures.

John Flynn
Senior Vice President, U.S. Development, National Grid

Serving his first term on the WIRES Board of Directors after being the organization’s President for 2015, John Flynn has overall responsibility for U.S. business development in the electric and gas sectors at National Grid, a company he joined in 2014.

Will Kaul
Vice President, Transmission, Great River Energy | CapX2020

Will Kaul, who served as President of WIRES in 2008-2009, oversees the Great River Energy transmission system that includes more than 4,600 miles of line and 105 transmission substations covering two-thirds of the state of Minnesota.

Gregg Lemler
Vice President, Transmission Operations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Gregg Lemler is responsible for operating the electric transmission grid, a system consisting of over 18,600 miles of electric transmission line (60kV to 500kV) and 960 transmission and distribution substations throughout Northern and Central California.

Bob McKee
Manager of Regulatory Relations & Policy, American Transmission Co.

Bob McKee, who served as President of WIRES in 2016, leads American Transmission’s efforts to promote, respond to, and otherwise affect federal regulatory and RTO policy, including those related to electric transmission planning, rates, and cost allocation.

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