Bary Warren is vice president of Corporate Development for GridLiance, the nation’s first independent transmission company primarily focused on working with municipal utilities, joint action agencies and electric cooperatives to address and solve their transmission needs. As vice president of Corporate Development, Warren leads corporate development efforts related to assessing new business opportunities, exploring regional expansion, and leading large transaction negotiations.
Warren brings more than 30 years of experience in the power industry, having held various regional market development and wholesale strategy positions. Previously, Warren served as director of Transmission Policy, Operations and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance for the Empire District Electric Company. In this role, Warren was the primary interface with SPP and state Commissions in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma related to regional transmission organization transmission service and NERC compliance. He was also responsible for the development, implementation and advocacy of corporate transmission policy and strategy.
Prior to that role, Warren was the regional origination director for Williams Power Company where he executed regional strategy plans and structured transactions with municipal, electric cooperative and investor-owned utilities.
Warren holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and a M.A. in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.