Paul Feldman | Board Director of the Midcontinent ISO (MISO)

Biography of Paul Feldman
Board Director of the Midcontinent ISO (MISO)

Paul J. Feldman is an experienced executive in the technology, telecommunications, and energy industries.

Mr. Feldman is a Current Director and past chairman of the Midcontinent ISO (MISO) – the largest RTO in the country.  At MISO, he chairs the Markets Committee and serves on the Information Technology and Governance Committees.  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appointed Mr. Feldman to serve on the NCC and advise on matters related to electricity and especially transmission systems.  He also serves as a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden on the Energy Systems Integration Technical Review Panel.  He is a Director of EnergySec – an organization devoted to energy cybersecurity.  In addition, he serves on several energy company advisory boards, and Boeing Corporation.

Mr. Feldman was a Board Director of the Western Interconnection (WECC) Board before leaving in 2013 to pursue market alternatives for the west.  At WECC he helped lead the bifurcation of the company as Chairman of the Governance Committee – and successfully separated the NERC functions from the grid operations (Peak Reliability) in the Western Interconnect – each with Independent Boards.  He was also Chairman of the NERC Compliance Committee of the Board at WECC.

Mr. Feldman began his career with AT&T and Bell Labs where he remained for 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility until leaving as vice president of Consumer Products.  While at AT&T he held senior positions in marketing, sales, R&D and manufacturing.  After leaving AT&T, he served as chief executive or vice president at Novell, Inc., Geo-Utilities, Inc., Columbia Energy, UtiliCorp United, AES, and AT&T/Lucent Technologies.

His educational background includes theology, a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and a Masters in Economics, with advanced work toward a PhD in Econometrics.  Additionally, Mr. Feldman was also an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University.  He is also achieved the Professional Director certification and is a Board Leadership Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors.