PJM Interconnection announced today that Vickie A. VanZandt has been appointed to the PJM Board of Managers, effective Oct. 1.
VanZandt will replace outgoing Board Member Sarah Rogers, who is stepping down from the Board, effective Sept. 2, after more than 10 years of service. Following Rogers’ announcement of her planned resignation, PJM’s Nominating Committee completed a nationwide candidate search that identified VanZandt as the nominee. Based upon the endorsement of the Nominating Committee, the PJM Board voted to approve her appointment. She will serve on the Board of Managers until she stands for election at the Annual Meeting of Members in May 2023.
VanZandt is an energy consultant and president of VanZandt Electric Transmission Consulting, Inc. Previously, she served as senior vice president and chief engineer of transmission services of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) where she was responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, marketing and management of the high-voltage transmission system covering four states in the Pacific Northwest. VanZandt currently serves on the board of ISO New England where she chairs the System Planning and Reliability Committee. Her appointment begins October 1, after she concludes her service at ISO New England.
VanZandt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and is a senior member of the IEEE.