Nicholas A. (Nick) Brown

President and CEO,
Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee
Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

Nick was elected president and CEO of Southwest Power Pool, Inc. in December 2003. In his current position he is responsible for ensuring that SPP achieves its mission and goals and serves on the board of directors. Prior to this position, Nick served SPP members as senior vice president and corporate secretary from 1999-2003; vice president and corporate secretary from 1998-99; director, engineering and operations from 1993-96; manager, engineering services from 1989-93, and in several engineering positions since joining the SPP staff in 1985. Nick began his career working as a planning engineer in the system planning section at Southwestern Electric Power Co.  Nick received bachelor’s degrees in physics and math from Ouachita Baptist University in 1981 and in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1982. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies, and IEEE and NSPE technical and professional societies. Nick is a registered professional engineer, a master electrician and instrument-rated private pilot.