CARMEL, Ind. — Stephen Kozey, MISO’s senior vice president and corporate secretary, has announced his retirement, effective at the end of 2018. A respected legal, corporate governance and compliance expert, Kozey leaves a nearly 19-year mark at MISO, retiring as the RTO’s sixth most-tenured employee.
“Steve has been with MISO since its early days and has been instrumental in guiding this organization through its formation, growth, stabilization, learning and success at every step of the way,” said MISO Chief Executive Officer John Bear. “Throughout his tenure and various leadership assignments, Steve has demonstrated unwavering dedication to MISO, our employees, our members and our vision to be the most reliable, value-creating RTO. Simply stated, Steve represents the best of MISO’s values.”
In addition to corporate secretary, Kozey most recently served as chief compliance officer for the organization. Kozey previously served as chief legal officer until 2016, after founding the MISO Legal Department in 2000. Throughout his career, Kozey provided a guiding voice in electricity trading and marketing, state and federal electric utility rate and regulatory matters, mediation, as well as expertise in industry mergers and acquisitions and antitrust litigation.
“I am grateful to everyone at MISO for the opportunity to serve this organization for 18-plus years,” Kozey said. “We have accomplished so much together - and we are now at a good point for me to transition to retirement. I will miss MISO, the people and working with all of our members – but after a fulfilling and satisfying career, it is time to think about the next stage of my life. I can leave MISO without hesitation that we have the right leadership in place to take this organization into the future.”
MISO has a succession plan in place.
“We have been working intentionally on our succession planning across the organization,” Bear said. “Thanks to Steve and other leaders across our company, we are well-prepared to ensure an effective transition and continued progress toward our vision and mission.”