CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MISO announced today that its members re-elected board members Michael J. Curran and Eugene W. Zeltmann at the regional grid operator's annual members' meeting . Both joined the MISO Board of Directors in 2007 and will begin their new three-year terms in January 2013.
"We're pleased that both Michael Curran and Eugene Zeltmann will remain on the MISO Board of Directors for another term," said MISO President and CEO John R. Bear. "With the support and guidance of our Board, MISO will continue to carry out our commitment to deliver efficient and reliable electric power well into the future."
Michael J. Curran, chairman-elect for 2013, has served on the Board's Audit & Finance Committee and the Corporate Governance & Strategic Planning Committee since 2007. Additionally, in his role as chair of the Board's Markets Committee since 2008, Mr. Curran has helped oversee MISO's market operations and MISO's Independent Market Monitor (IMM), exercising the Committee's oversight responsibilities and fostering synergies to encourage management and the IMM to further technological solutions as well as practical and reasonable market improvements. Mr. Curran, who previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Stock Exchange, also serves on several NASDAQ regulatory boards and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Cramer, Collaborative Consulting and Fluent.
Eugene W. Zeltmann serves as chair of the Board's Corporate Governance & Strategic Planning Committee. In his role, Mr. Zeltmann oversaw the implementation of MISO's Compliance Model Framework, as well as the successful execution of MISO's project for documenting compliance activities for NERC Standards and MISO's tariff. Mr. Zeltmann previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and was appointed by New York Gov. George E. Pataki to serve as a Commissioner of the New York Public Service Commission (PSC).
MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to high-voltage power lines in 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets, with more than $23.6 billion in annual gross market energy transactions. MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001. The not-for-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind., with operations centers in Carmel and St. Paul, Minn. Membership is voluntary.