2019 AAEOY Award & Conference
August 16-17, 2019
30th Anniversary Convention Program Schedules
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AAEOY Award Banquet Program
Saturday 8/17, 2019
Dinner Banquet Keynote Speaker
Bill Magness, President and Chief Executive Officer, ERCOT
Bill Magness joined ERCOT in 2010, and became ERCOT’s president and chief
executive officer in January 2016. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Magness served as
ERCOT’s general counsel.
Mr. Magness has been active in the utility business for over 25 years, working with
electric and telecommunications companies nationwide. He has held executive
management positions in the public and private sectors, and served as lead counsel in
numerous state and federal regulatory matters. Early in his career, served as a federal
prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Mr. Magness represents the Independent System Operator/Regional Transmission
Organization (ISO/RTO) sector on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation
(NERC) Member Representatives Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee
of the ISO/RTO Council, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas A&M
Engineering Experiment Station Smart Grid Center.
Mr. Magness grew up in Orange, Texas, received his bachelor’s degree from The
University of Texas at Austin, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law
School. He and his wife are the parents of two daughters.