Barbara Tyran is Director, Macro Grid Initiative, at the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). She also serves as Past President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment (WCEE). She was General Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society 2021 General Meeting Local Organizing Committee, hosting nearly 2000 delegates from around the world in July 2021
She brings outstanding federal / state government relations experience, following two decades as Director, Washington & State Relations, in EPRI’s Washington DC office. She was the principal liaison between EPRI executive management, and Congress, the Administration, the national trade associations, state legislators / regulators, and the Washington policy community.
Her background includes federal advocacy for utilities and management consulting for public / private / non-profit sector clients, with engagements involving strategic planning, policy analysis, marketing, external relations and communications, and financial / economic analysis.
In recognition of her technical expertise and knowledge, she was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Energy and Energy Services, advising the Secretary and USTR on international trade matters. She was elected and re-elected as Chair.
She holds a BA degree with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale University.