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The Honorable Vicky A. Bailey

The Honorable Vicky A. Bailey

Vicky A. Bailey brings to any position over twenty years of high level, national and international, corporate executive and governmental experience in energy and regulated industries.  Now an energy industry entrepreneur, Ms. Bailey has demonstrated leadership as a state and federal regulator, a public utility corporate executive and as the leading international official for the US Department of Energy.  In these roles she has been at the forefront and the intersection of energy and environmental policies at both the private and governmental arenas.  Her counsel and expertise continues to be relied upon by policymakers in both the private and public sector.

Most recently, in the private sector, she has been involved as an entrepreneur and principal of BHMM Energy Services LLC, a certified minority owned energy facilities management organization, as well as the president of the Anderson Stratton International LLC management consultants in domestic and international energy industries.  Ms. Bailey’s executive experience includes President and board member of PSI Energy, Inc., Indiana’s largest electric utility and subsidiary of the holding company Cinergy Corp., now Duke Energy.

Ms. Bailey’s governmental career included presidential appointments by President George W. Bush as the Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs (2001-2004) of the U.S. Department of Energy and an earlier appointment by President William J. Clinton to the office of Commissioner (1993-2000) on the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Both appointments were followed by the required U.S. Senate confirmations.  As the Assistant Secretary she served as vice chairman of the International Energy Agency (Paris, France) and also chaired several bilateral international working groups among energy producing nations gaining her international experience and stature in energy.  While a FERC commissioner she was an architect of wholesale open access policies leading to the creation of regional competitive power markets.  She is still often quoted for saying that “efficient markets are stronger regulators of goods and services than government.”  Earlier in her public sector career she served multiple terms as Commissioner on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission following successive appointments by Governor Robert D. Orr and Governor Evan Bayh.  During her long tenure as an Indiana regulator she gained experience and a national reputation for fairness in the regulation of the electric, natural gas, telephone, water and trucking industries.

Most recently, Ms. Bailey was appointed by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. The Commission will conduct a review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle, including alternatives for storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense used nuclear fuel, high-level waste, and materials derived from nuclear activities. Also, Ms. Bailey recently was elected to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Board of Trustees.  NERC is responsible for developing standards that ensure the reliability of the bulk power system and it is an international self-regulatory authority.

Currently Ms. Bailey’s corporate activities include directorships on the boards of EQT, Inc., Cheniere Energy, Inc., and Battelle Memorial Institute where she holds a top secret clearance. She is a former director of Scottish Power PLC, in the UK.  Her non-profit activities include Krannert School Dean’s Advisory Council, current board memberships on Resources for the Future and she serves as board member and secretary of the United States Energy Association.    

Ms. Bailey is a graduate of the Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management having obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and recently a Distinguished Alumni Award.