ERCOT General Counsel Bill Magness chosen to succeed Doggett as top executive
AUSTIN, TX, Aug. 11, 2015 — The ERCOT Board of Directors today selected Bill Magness to become ERCOT’s next president and chief executive officer.
"Bill’s leadership skills, as well as his significant executive experience at ERCOT, have positioned him to successfully lead ERCOT through an era of evolving changes in the energy industry," ERCOT Board Chair Craven Crowell said. "He also understands the importance of — and is committed to — strong working relationships with stakeholders, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the Texas Legislature."
Current ERCOT President and CEO Trip Doggett announced in June 2015 that he plans to retire in 2016.
"I am grateful for this opportunity and vote of confidence," Magness said. "I look forward to working with Trip and Chief Operating Officer Brad Jones, as well as our other extremely capable and knowledgeable executive leaders, to develop a transition plan that will pave the way for ERCOT’s continued success in the future."
Magness currently serves as ERCOT’s general counsel and senior vice president for Governance, Risk and Compliance.