Executive Committee

The purpose of the executive committee is to convene the leadership of the board to deal with matters that may not be able to wait until the full Board of Directors meets and to address other matters referred to the committee by the full board. The voting members of the committee will be the officers, including the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and up to one at-large member. The Executive Director is a non-voting ex-officio member

Andrew Kell, Board President, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Kari Clark, Board Secretary, Xcel Energy
Eric Schroeder, Board Treasurer, Great Plains Institute
Ron Franz, Board Vice President, Dairyland Power Cooperative
Dan Heim, Board Member, Exelon/Constellation
Benjamin Gerber, Executive Director, M-RETS, Inc.

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Finance Committee

The purpose of the finance committee is to develop financial policies and procedures, review financial reports, assist the board with annual budgeting and forecasting, oversee the annual audit, and design and monitor investment policies.

Eric Schroeder, Board Treasurer, Great Plains Institute
Dan Brown, M-RETS Subscriber
Jeff Peters, Board Member, Missouri River Energy Services

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Governance Committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to maintain the effectiveness and overall health of the Board of Directors. 

Venkata Bujimalla, Governance Committee Chair, Iowa Utilities Board
Andrew Kell, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Ron Franz, Dairyland Power Cooperative
Amy Jordan, Manitoba Municipal Government
Benjamin Gerber, M-RETS, Inc.

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Subscriber Group

The Subscriber Group is an advisory body with the mission of advising the M-RETS, Inc. Board of Directors (“Board”), Executive Director and Administrator on the implementation and operation of the M-RETS registry. The Subscriber Group is independent and makes nonbinding recommendations to the Board regarding registry Change Requests, system enhancements, policies and procedures, and other matters based upon a simple majority vote of the Subscriber Group. The subscriber group is open to any M-RETS account holder. All subscriber group meetings are posted here on the M-RETS website.

Andy Kellen, Subscriber Group Chair, WPPI Energy
Esther Case, Subscriber Group Co-Chair, CIPCO

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Regulator Group

The Regulator Group is an advisory body with the mission of advising the M-RETS, Inc. Board of Directors (“Board”) and Executive Director on the implementation and operation of the M-RETS registry. The Regulator Group is independent and makes non-binding recommendations to the Board regarding registry Change Requests, system enhancements, policies and procedures, and other matters in accordance with the Voting provisions of the Regulator Group Charter. The Regulator Group facilitates channeling of input from regulatory jurisdictions that are not participants on the Board.

If you are interested in joining the Regulator Group, contact Dan King, [email protected]

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Enhancement Committee

The enhancement committee provides input on stakeholder needs for enhancements to the M-RETS system. The committee consists of subscribers from a diverse set of backgrounds. View a list of system improvements implemented by the Enhancement Committee here.

James Niccolls, Enhancement Committee Chair, Alliant Energy
Connie Schmoll, Enhancement Committee Vice Chair, Wisconsin Public Service
Jeff Haskins, Xcel Energy
Jeff Elver, WE Energies
Esther Case, Central Iowa Power Cooperative
Jeremy Sutton, Rochester Public Utilities
Alex Pennock, Center for Resource Solutions
Andrew Kell,Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Andrew Twite, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Sue Peirce, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Dan King, M-RETS Program and Policy Director

View the Enhancement Committee Charter