Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Richard Glick today appointed Debbie-Anne A. Reese as the Deputy Secretary of the Office of the Secretary at the Commission (OSEC).
“I’m happy to welcome Debbie-Anne to the Office of the Secretary,” Glick said. “She has extensive experience at the Commission in the Office of the General Counsel, and she will help FERC pursue its mission in serving the public interest and continuing to build public trust with the American people. I know she will be terrific in her new role as the Deputy Secretary.”
Reese joins OSEC with an extensive knowledge of Commission processes, requirements and policies stemming from her experience in numerous leadership positions since she began her FERC career in 2006. She served as a managing attorney in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC)-Energy Markets, advising Commissioners and program office staff on electric rate matters, particularly concerning bilateral markets, corporate filings and the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Most recently, she was involved with the Commission’s policy statement on carbon pricing in organized wholesale power markets and development of the Office of Public Participation.
Reese also served as legal and policy advisor to former Chairman Jon Wellinghoff; as a member of his management team she assisted overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Commission. Prior to joining FERC, Reese worked for Verizon, in External Affairs and Product Management. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University.