David Boyd is a lead member of MISO’s External Affairs team. He serves as MISO’s primary liaison with the governors and state regulatory and legislative policymakers on footprint wide matters in the MISO region. In addition, he monitors and integrates the activities of federal regulators and legislators into MISO’s overall policies.
Dr. Boyd served as a member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission from 2007 until joining MISO in 2015, including three years served as chair. Dr. Boyd also served in a variety of domestic and international leadership positions during this time, including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Board of Directors and chair of NARUC’s Committee on Electricity. Prior to serving as a commissioner, David was a member of the faculty of the University of St. Thomas’ chemistry department for 20 years.
Dr. Boyd received a bachelor’s degree with majors in chemistry and biology from St. Olaf College, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.