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ReliabilityFirst Announces National Search for Independent Board Director Led by CarterBaldwin Executive Search

ReliabilityFirst (RF) has partnered with Atlanta-based CarterBaldwin Executive Search to identify an independent Board Director to join its governing body. 

RF’s mission is to ensure the reliability, security, and resilience of the electric grid in its region which covers 13 states and the District of Columbia, stretching from the Atlantic Seaboard to Lake Michigan.

In addition to a reliable and secure electric grid being fundamental to our most basic daily routines and needs, our economy, national security, and public welfare depend on it. To achieve its mission, RF employs a diverse team of experts across numerous disciplines to address the complex and dynamic challenges the grid presents. RF is uniquely positioned to work closely with transmission, generation, and other power companies, as well as the federal government, to help identify and protect against operational risks and physical and cyber security threats to the grid. The confluence of the evolving state of the electric grid, the essential nature of its mission, and its skilled workforce provide RF the opportunity to make a positive impact for the greater good.

RF is one of only six companies across North America that is responsible for this important work under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved delegation agreements with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

RF has a hybrid Board of Directors that is made up of three independent directors and 11 stakeholder directors, as well as RF’s President and CEO as a non-voting ex officio member. One of RF’s independent directors was recently selected to serve on the NERC Board of Directors, and RF is conducting a search for his replacement, with a particular focus on experience outside the utility industry and on government policy expertise.

Chris Guiney, Partner and Energy and Infrastructure Practice Leader at CarterBaldwin, will lead the search. For more information, he can be reached via e-mail at