The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has named Richard Dewey as vice president and chief information officer (CIO), effective Oct. 1. He will fill the position currently held by S. Kennedy Fell, who has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the year.
Dewey was promoted from his current role as director of product and project management – a position he has held since 2005. He has previously served as manager of IT strategic software development and manager of IT quality assurance for the NYISO.
‘Rich Dewey was rated 'best in class' of all the candidates interviewed by our executive search,’ says Stephen G. Whitley, NYISO's president and CEO. ‘His record of achievement in developing and deploying an array of market design innovations demonstrated his superb qualifications for his new responsibilities as the NYISO's VP & CIO.’
Before joining the NYISO in 2000, Dewey worked as an IT manager for Husky Injection Molding Systems in Pittsfield, Mass., and as a manager of corporate network services for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. in Syracuse, N.Y.
He has a master's degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University.
The NYISO's information technology group is responsible for delivering IT products and services to evolve the wholesale electricity markets, and development, deployment, support and maintenance of all NYISO software.
SOURCE: New York Independent System Operator