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Don Clevenger, senior vice president of external affairs at Oncor, will serve as president of nonprofit trade organization Working Group for Investment in Reliable and Economic Electric Systems (WIRES) in 2013, along with other new leaders who also assume their posts on Jan. 1, 2013. The group was elected by the WIRES membership at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in October.

Clevenger will succeed Jolly Hayden, managing director at InfraREIT Capital Partners LLC, who served as WIRES president for both 2011 and 2012 and was elected at the Washington meeting to serve on WIRES' board of directors.

Other officers for 2013 include the following:

President-elect - Phillip Grigsby, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of commercial transmission.

Vice president - John Flynn, American Transmission Co.’s vice president of strategic planning and project development.

Secretary - Steven Burtch, AltaLink senior vice president of business development.

Treasurer - Gary Hickey, NextEra Energy Resources’ executive director of transmission development.

“The transmission sector shares responsibility for meeting increased demand and higher reliability expectations while also looking to make significant environmental improvements,” says Clevenger. “WIRES’ job is to help others understand the potential benefits of transmission investments. I look forward to leading that mission.”



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