Elizabeth Moore named to Southwest Power Pool board of directors

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Little Rock-based regional transmission organization Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has elected attorney Elizabeth Moore of New York to the company’s board of directors effective Tuesday (Oct. 27).

“Liz will make an invaluable addition to our independent board,” said Barbara Sugg, president and CEO of SPP. “She not only has a strong background in the utility industry and experience in the legal profession and government affairs, but she’s also thoughtful, personable and quick. She’ll fit right in at our stakeholder meetings, I’m certain.”

Moore has more than 30 years of experience in the regulatory and energy industry and serves as director emeritus on the board of trustees for Cornell University. Recently, she served as senior vice president and general counsel for Consolidated Edison Inc., one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the United States. She previously was an attorney at American Express, a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP and counsel to New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. She received a law degree from St. John’s University and earned an undergraduate degree in labor relations from Cornell University.

“It is an honor to join SPP’s board during this transformational time in the energy industry,” Moore said. “I am excited to work with Barbara and the board to advance SPP’s mission.”

In 2019, Black Enterprise named Moore one of the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America. In 2015, she was named to the Savoy list of Top Black Lawyers and to the Lawyers of Color Fourth Annual Power List. In 2013, she received the 11th annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. The Network Journal named her as one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business, and the Association of Black Women Attorneys recognized her as a Leader for a New Century.