In Memoriam

Brad Jones

Brad Jones, former ERCOT President and CEO, passed away Wednesday, November 8, with his family at his side.

Brad Jones was a beloved part of the ERCOT family, most recently serving as Interim President and CEO from May 4, 2021 to November 1, 2022. Prior to that Brad, was a valued member of the ERCOT team from April 1, 2013 to October 10, 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Brad previously served as President and CEO of the New York Independent System Operator. He also held several leadership positions at Luminant (formerly TXU), including Vice President of Generation Development and Vice President of Government Relations. As a result of his leadership efforts during his time at Luminant, Brad was awarded the Commissioners’ Award from the Public Utility Commission of Texas in recognition of his service to the state of Texas.

Brad served on numerous professional, industry, and volunteer boards, including the ERCOT and NYISO Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Power Association, and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, an organization dedicated to the development of zero-emission coal generation. He also served on Boards of the March of Dimes, Atlas Scholars, and St. Peter’s Health Foundation.
Brad earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

No words can express our sadness for this loss, and our gratitude for the opportunity to have known and worked with him. Brad was a friend, a colleague, a leader, and a genuinely caring person. He touched the lives and careers of many ERCOT employees and industry colleagues. He will be dearly missed.

"A leader in the Texas energy industry with more than 30 years of experience, Brad Jones was selfless, always positive, a friend to all, and will always be a valuable part of the ERCOT family. He retired in 2018 only to return and lead our organization again in 2021 when ERCOT and Texas needed him most. Inspiring, caring, and respected, we will miss him dearly."

- Pablo Vegas, ERCOT President & CEO

Brad Jones Scholarship

A scholarship has been established to honor Brad’s legacy. The Brad Jones Engineering Scholarship awards Texas Tech University junior-level engineering students with scholarships to be used for senior education expenses. Throughout his career, Brad was committed to building an electric grid to support millions of people and a growing economy, all while consciously helping individuals grow their careers. This scholarship extends this vision for generations to come. Make an online contribution to the Brad Jones Engineering Scholarship. To mail a contribution, please send checks to:

Texas Tech Foundation

Attn: Brad Jones Engineering Scholarship

Box 45025

Lubbock, TX 79409