MISO Names Melissa Brown as Chief Financial Officer 

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2017

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CARMEL, Ind. – MISO today announced the appointment of Melissa Brown to the position of chief financial officer. Brown will lead the company’s finance division. 

“Grid reliability and value-creation are our two top priorities at MISO. We need leaders like Melissa who will help MISO stay ahead of the constant changes we face in the energy industry,” said CEO John Bear. “Melissa’s diverse financial background, business leadership and energy industry experience make her well suited to serve as our chief financial officer.”    

Brown’s career has focused primarily on energy including power generation, fuel supply, public utilities and mid-stream energy. Most recently, she served as CFO at Drax Biomass, a company that provides fuel for power generation. Brown also worked for over seven years with Alix Partners. There she provided consultancy services to multiple clients including a public utility, retail gas and electricity, mid-stream energy and power generation both domestically and abroad. The balance of her career, spanning 19 years, was with large power generation companies including Calpine, NRG and AES. While at those companies, she served in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Financial Planning/Analysis as well as Corporate Treasurer. 

“MISO is a leader when it comes to innovation in the delivery of reliable, least cost electricity. The company’s transmission operations and market services provide great value to its members and their customers,” said Brown. “I am excited to join this dedicated team of professionals and look forward to helping the organization be the most reliable, value-creating RTO.”

About MISO
MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to  high-voltage power lines in 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets, with $26 billion in gross annual market charges in 2016.  MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001.  The non-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind. Membership is voluntary.