Dr. Michael Howard

Chairperson

Michael is a seasoned Board Director and executive with over 40 years of global experience accelerating technology and policy toward cleaner energy pathways. He served as President and CEO at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) from 2010 until his retirement in 2020.

Before serving as EPRI’s President and CEO, Michael was EPRI’s Senior Vice President, Research and Development, and President and Chief Executive Officer of EPRI Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EPRI. His previous leadership roles span global organizations ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large public companies with responsibilities including operations, finance, sales and marketing, product development, and strategic planning.

Michael also serves on the Board of the World Energy Council, the CMU Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and is a Senior Fellow of the Enel Foundation. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of several private technology-based companies, university advisory councils, and industry organizations and is an active member of IEEE and other technical societies. In 2019, he was elected by the United States Energy Association (USEA) as the 2019 U.S. Energy Award recipient, recognizing preeminent energy leadership and contributions to international understanding of energy issues.

Michael owns no shares or options.