Melissa Seymour is vice president of external affairs central region and government affairs for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). In this role, Seymour works with her team of customer and regulatory advisors to understand the needs and issues of stakeholders and regulators, and assure that their policy, strategic, technical, and administrative issues are addressed, resolved, and communicated both internally and externally.
Seymour has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Before joining MISO, Seymour was the director of regional markets and regulation at Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, where she was responsible for advancing policy changes to accommodate renewable energy into the power system better and create business opportunities for the company. Before Iberdrola Renewables, she held various strategic planning, business development, and regulatory positions at the Bonneville Power Administration, PacifiCorp, Southstar Energy Services, and Southern Company Energy Marketing. Seymour holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee.