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Barbara Tyran, Executive Director, Government & External Relations
EPRI (Washington DC Office)

Barbara Tyran is Executive Director, Government & External Relations, in EPRI’s Washington DC office. 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 and Empire District Electric Company. Previously, she was the Washington Representative for DTE Energy.

 Prior to that, Ms. Tyran worked as a management consultant, initially with Booz Allen & Hamilton, 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, and elected Chairman from 2010-2018. In 2014, she was General Chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting Local Organizing Committee, hosting 3000 delegates from over 50 nations.

Ms. Tyran holds a BA degree with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale University.  


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