Speaker:

Jim Jones

Great River Energy

Jim Jones joined Great River Energy in 2003 and oversees the information technology division with primary responsibility to provide services and technology for corporate business operations, utility operations, wholesale supply and delivery functions, and support functions for member distribution cooperatives. Jim has a leadership role in grid modernization to increase inter-operability and optimization of electric services. He is the executive leader of the enterprise-wide security program which ensures the security of our physical assets, cyber assets, and personnel. Jim serves on the Member Executive Committee to assist the North American Electric Reliability Corporation in strengthening the cyber security posture of the electric industry, and the Research Advisory Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute. Prior to joining GRE, Jim held IT management assignments at MAPP and MISO. He is a graduate of Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas