Executive Director, Operations Engineering Support
Darlene J. Phillips leads the model management, EMS technology, transmission services, and real-time data management efforts supporting control room operations for PJM. She previously served as senior director, strategic policy and external affairs, leading State Government Policy regulatory and legislative efforts and driving strategic communication efforts on key industry matters. Prior to joining PJM, Ms. Phillips was a member of the senior leadership team in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. External Affairs division focusing on supporting engagement efforts with the regions’ regulatory and stakeholder community. Leading the Issues Management, Corporate Communications and External Training Departments, Phillips was responsible for synthesizing MISO’s complex business functions and strategies for decision-makers, driving media and other outreach strategies, and leading external education efforts. During her eleven-year MISO career, Phillips also held leadership roles in the Operations, Information Technology and Business Services divisions. Prior to joining MISO, Ms. Phillips spent time as a member of the management teams for both Arthur Anderson and Bearing Point, overseeing numerous projects in both organizations’ National Energy Practice Groups working on key projects for MISO start-up activities; New York Independent System Operator, ERCOT and many energy-related projects. Phillips holds a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis (cum laude); a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ms. Phillips is a licensed attorney in the state of Indiana and is a member of the Indiana State and Energy Bar Associations.