Garry Brown has more than 37 years of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit energy and electricity sectors. He served from 2007 until February 2015 as Commissioner at the New York State Public Service Commission serving as Chairman from 2008 until 2013. Mr. Brown had been Vice President, External Affairs and Vice President, Strategic Planning, for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the non-profit entity responsible for the operation of New York’s high-voltage transmission system and bulk power markets. Prior to working with the NYISO, Mr. Brown had been Manager, Government and Market Relations for Sithe Energies, Inc., a nationally known electric power producer.
Previous to that, he was a Senior Policy Analyst for the former New York State Energy Office, which had been charged with developing a sustainable and sound energy policy and promoting energy efficiency, while protecting the environment and fostering economic development.
Mr. Brown chaired the Electricity Committee and served on the Board of Director of the National Association or Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). He also has served on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the New York State Energy and Research and Development Authority, and the New York State Siting Board. He served on the Advisory Council to the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has testified before Congress, the New York State legislature, the Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Brown received his B.A. from State University College at Plattsburgh and his Masters of Public Administration from the Rockefeller School of Public Affairs at the State University of New York at Albany.