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Chris Hickman

CEO & President

Chris has over two decades of utility industry experience -- from power generation to regulation to end-use customer services and technologies. At Innovari, Chris provides the utility-centric vision for Innovari’s unique value proposition and strategy, furthering his objective to improve the electric energy enterprise globally.

 Chris frequently contributes to industry events and conferences, as well as having spoken before Congress, FERC, and influential policy groups. He’s served on the boards of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, GridWise Alliance, and Avistar (unregulated subsidiary of PNM), along with several non-profits, and was an influential member of the DOE regulatory assistance project team.

Previous experience includes:

PNM Resources. Engineering, federal, and state policy development, infrastructure planning and budgeting, IT and billing systems, and environmental management systems for coal and natural gas generation plants and T&D assets.

Ice Energy. Executive Vice President (EVP) of Utility Solutions.

SureGrid. President.

Cellnet Technology. EVP of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs.