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Andre T. Porter

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Andre T. Porter, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Andre Porter is senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). As a member of MISO's senior leadership team, he helps to develop and execute MISO’s Reliability Imperative strategy which addresses the dynamic evolution of the electricity grid driven by many of MISO’s customers, members, and regulators who are pursuing clean energy goals.  

Porter supervises the MISO law and regulatory departments which are responsible for engagement and representation before courts, state utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress.   

As corporate secretary, Porter is responsible for managing governance and meetings with MISO’s nine member independent Board of Directors.  He also manages MISO's governing documents, including the MISO tariff which provide transparent rules governing energy markets, energy adequacy, electric grid operations, and transmission planning.  

Porter joined MISO as general counsel in 2016 and was elected by the board of directors to serve as corporate secretary in 2018.  Before joining MISO, Porter was the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), where he led the regulation of investor-owned electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications public utilities. Prior to PUCO, he was the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce and was responsible for leading the agency charged with creating a business regulatory environment conducive to economic growth. Prior to Commerce, Porter was a commissioner at PUCO. He began his career as an energy and real estate taxation attorney with Schottenstein Zox & Dunn in Columbus, Ohio.  

Porter serves on several boards, including as a public company director for First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC), he is the past chairman of the board of trustees at Capital University, and is a trustee for the Center for Performing Arts located in Carmel, Indiana. He holds a juris doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a political science degree from Capital University.