October 27, 2020

Southwest Power Pool Elects Elizabeth Moore to board of directors

Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable and affordable electricity, elected Elizabeth Moore of New York to the company’s board of directors effective Oct. 27.

“Liz will make an invaluable addition to our independent board,” SPP President and CEO Barbara Sugg said. “She not only has a strong background in the utility industry and experience in the legal profession and government affairs, but she’s also thoughtful, personable and quick. She’ll fit right in at our stakeholder meetings, I’m certain.”

“It is an honor to join SPP’s board during this transformational time in the energy industry,” Moore said. “I am excited to work with Barbara and the board to advance SPP’s mission.”

Moore has more than 30 years of experience in the regulatory and energy industry. She recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Ed), one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the nation. Prior to her role at Con Ed, she was an attorney at American Express, a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP and she served as counsel to New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Moore received a law degree from St. John’s University and earned an undergraduate degree in labor relations from Cornell University.

Black Enterprise named Moore one of the “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” in 2019, and in 2015, she was named to the Savoy list of Top Black Lawyers and to the Lawyers of Color Fourth Annual Power List. In 2013, she received the 11th Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. The Network Journal honored her as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” and the Association of Black Women Attorneys recognized her as a “Leader for a New Century.” Moore currently serves as Director Emeritus on Cornell University’s Board of Trustees.

Meghan Sever, 501-482-2393, msever@spp.org