PJM Interconnection announced today that Ake Almgren, Ph.D., and
Charles Robinson have been reelected to the PJM Board of Managers, while Margaret
Loebl was elected as a new Board member during its Annual Meeting this week.
Dr. Almgren was also reelected by fellow Board members to continue
serving as chair of the Board for one year.
Almgren has served on the PJM Board of Managers since 2003. He
operates his own consulting company, Orkas Inc., which is focused on new energy
technologies. Almgren was president of several ABB companies, including ABB
Power T&D Co., which is involved in electric transmission and distribution
worldwide. Previously, he served on the Department of Energy’s Electricity
In December 2019, the PJM Board waived its policy on term
limits applicable to Almgren. While he was reelected to a three-year term, he
has noted his intention is to serve for only one additional year for the
purpose of helping to ensure a successful leadership transition.
“PJM is grateful for the leadership and continuity Dr. Almgren
has provided us throughout a period of significant transition,” said PJM
President and CEO Manu Asthana.
Charles Robinson Elected to Additional Term
Robinson, first elected to the PJM Board in 2011, was also
reelected by the Members Committee.
Robinson serves as the vice president of Legal Affairs and
General Counsel for the Regents of the University of California, where he is
the chief legal officer. He previously served for seven years as vice
president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the California Independent
System Operator. Prior to that, Mr. Robinson was assistant general counsel and
director of litigation for Packard Bell, division counsel for the Raychem
Corporation, and a partner at the Heller Herman White and McAuliffe law firm.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in
1979 and earned his Juris Doctor from Yale University in 1983.
New Board Member Margaret “Margo” Loebl Welcomed, Susan Riley Recognized
PJM members also elected Margaret “Margo” Loebl to serve on the
Board of Managers.
Loebl most recently served as executive vice president and chief
financial officer of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. in 2016. She has over 30 years of
professional experience holding executive employment with Fortune 500 companies
in areas of finance, accounting and risk management.
Loebl fills the Board vacancy left by retiring member Susan J. Riley.
At Monday’s meeting, Almgren recognized Riley’s service as a member of the PJM
Board and interim president & CEO of PJM.
“I have always been impressed by Sue’s work ethic and
commitment to PJM,” said Almgren. “She brought a strong business acumen and
financial sense to the PJM Board and has helped PJM to build stronger
relationships with members, states and the market monitor.”
Elections took place at the May 4 Members Committee session, part
of this year’s remotely hosted Annual Meeting. Election of the chair of the
Board took place at the Board meeting on May 5.
Original source: PJM