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Barbara Tyran is Executive Director, Government & External Relations, in EPRI’s office in Washington DC. She serves as the principal liaison between EPRI executive management, and Congress, the Administration, the national trade associations, the national leadership of the state public utility commissions, state legislators/regulators, and the Washington energy community.

Ms. Tyran joined EPRI in 1998 after serving for several years as Manager of Federal Government Affairs for two electric utilities, Kansas City Power & Light (now Great Plains Energy, Inc.) and Empire District Electric Company. Previously, she was the Washington Representative for the Detroit Edison Company (now DTE Energy).

Prior to that, Ms. Tyran worked as a management consultant, initially with Booz Allen & Hamilton in their Institutional Management Consulting Division and subsequently, with Pace Global, where she was engaged with energy-related clients in both the private and public sectors.

In recognition of her electricity industry expertise and knowledge, she was appointed in 2005 by the Secretary of Commerce to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Energy and Energy Services, elected Chairman in 2010, and re-elected in 2014.

In 2018, Ms. Tyran was elected Vice President of the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment (WCEE). She had previously served as WCEE's Treasurer for more than four years. She is Chair, Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Public Utilities and the Maryland Clean Energy Center.

In 2014, Ms. Tyran was General Chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting Local Organizing Committee, hosting 3000 delegates from over 50 nations. She holds a BA degree with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale University.


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