February 2, 2015

Ross, See elected as SPP Officers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors elected Mike Ross as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations and Malinda See as Vice President of Corporate Services.

“I am so pleased to welcome Mike and Malinda to the officer team,” said Nick Brown, CEO. “They bring unique perspectives and leadership experiences that will immediately add to our already strong executive group.”

Ross leads SPP’s government affairs at the federal level and the eight-state region it serves, and has responsibility for the company’s external affairs, media relations, and corporate communications. He joined SPP in 2013, after serving six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District, including as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its Energy Subcommittee. Ross was also member of the House Financial Services Committee and was vice president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Before serving in the U.S. Congress, he spent 10 years in the Arkansas State Senate and was a small-business owner.

As vice president, See provides strategic leadership to the organization for all aspects of human resources, payroll, facilities and administrative services. She oversees the development and implementation of human resource policies, programs and services, including employee relations; employment practices; compensation and benefits; recruitment and orientation; training and development; retention; legal compliance and procedures; and employee communications. See also has oversight of the development and implementation of all aspects of facility management and administrative services, including meeting and event planning. SPP’s longest serving employee, See serves as staff secretary for the Board’s HR Committee and has more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry.

About Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

Founded in 1941, SPP is a group of 80 members in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas that serve more than 15 million customers. Membership is comprised of investor-owned utilities, municipal systems, generation and transmission cooperatives, state authorities, wholesale generators, power marketers, and independent transmission companies. SPP's footprint includes 48,930 miles of transmission lines and 370,000 square miles of service territory. As a Regional Transmission Organization, SPP ensures reliable supplies of power, adequate transmission infrastructure, and competitive wholesale electricity prices. The SPP Regional Entity oversees compliance enforcement and reliability standards development. Learn more about SPP by visiting our Newsroom.