Katherine Hamilton steps down as president of GridWise Alliance

January 11, 2011 — The GridWise Alliance announced that Katherine Hamilton, President of the Washington D.C.-based not-for-profit, will be leaving the organization later this month.

Hamilton has been with the alliance for the past two years.

“The GridWise Alliance is moving into the next phase of its growth and strategic relevance as an organization. In order to best facilitate this evolutionary process, the board of directors felt there was a need to change the alliance’s organizational model,” said Guido Bartels, Chairman of the GridWise Board of Directors. “As part of this change the board has decided to adjust its leadership structure accordingly.”

“On behalf of the GridWise Alliance board of directors, I want to thank Katherine for her many contributions to the alliance. In her tenure as GridWise president, she has overseen a period of tremendous growth for our organization,” Bartels said. “She has worked tirelessly to inform legislators, regulators and consumers of the many benefits to be derived from the development of a smart electricity grid. Along the way, she helped to increase the membership of the GridWise Alliance more than two-fold. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

“I am proud of what I have accomplished during my tenure at the GridWise Alliance and anticipate that the successes will continue to mount,” said Hamilton. “The alliance has become a thought leader in the global conversation about grid modernization and an organization that governments and policymakers in the United States and around the world turn to as a resource. I am honored to have been part of this extraordinary organization and look forward to watching its continued development from a different vantage point.”

“The GridWise Alliance has begun a search for a CEO as Hamilton’s replacement. We anticipate making an announcement in the coming weeks,” said Bartels.


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