Brad Jones joined ERCOT in May 2021 as Interim President and CEO. He has over 30 years of experience in the competitive electric industry, including growing, developing, restructuring, and optimizing competitive electricity businesses; designing electricity markets; and operating electricity grids across North America. His broad experience includes leading two of the nation’s largest electricity grids, establishing one of the first competitive electricity markets in the United States, and leading the development and expansion of electric generation facilities in Texas. Mr. Jones’ functional experience includes grid operations, risk management, finance, investor relations, government relations, regulatory affairs, business and market development, and project development.
Mr. Jones previously served as President and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator and as Chief Operating Officer for ERCOT. He also held several leadership positions at Luminant (formerly TXU), including Vice President of Government Relations. As a result of his leadership efforts during his time at Luminant, Mr. Jones was awarded the Commissioners’ Award from the Public Utility Commission of Texas in recognition of his service to the state of Texas.
Mr. Jones has served on numerous professional, industry, and volunteer boards, including the NYISO Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Power Association, and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, an organization dedicated to the development of zero-emissions coal generation. Jones has also served on Boards of the March of Dimes, Atlas Scholars, and St. Peter’s Health Foundation.
He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.