Nick Brown

President& CEO | Southwest Power Pool

Nick Brown was elected President and CEO of SPP in 2003. In his current position, he serves in the Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring that SPP achieves its mission and goals.

Prior to this position, Mr. Brown served SPP members as Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary from 1999-2003; Vice President and Corporate Secretary from 1998- 1999; Director, Engineering and Operations from 1993-96; Manager, Engineering Services from 1989-1993; and in several engineering positions since joining the SPP staff in 1985. Mr. Brown began his career as a planning engineer at Southwestern Electric Power Company.

Nick received Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and math from Ouachita Baptist University and in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advance Management Program. A registered Professional Engineer and Master Electrician, Nick is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Nick has served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute and has served on numerous organizational groups of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation over the past 30 years.

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