Anda Ray serves as the SVP, Energy, Environment and External Relations, and Chief Sustainability Officer at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She leads EPRI’s environmental research sector that addresses environmental sciences, energy analysis, sustainability and occupational health and safety. She also leads EPRI’s government relations, external stakeholder relations and communications teams.
Prior to EPRI, Ms. Ray spent over 30 years in the electric utility business, primarily with the Tennessee Valley Authority. She served in several executive positions whose scope of responsibilities spanned almost all aspects of the electric utility’s operations and business areas. Ms. Ray’s career milestones include: testified before Congress on various topics, including on the Water-Energy Nexus; appeared on “60 Minutes”; National Public Radio (NPR): “World Business Review” with former U.S. Secretary of Defense; recognized by the Harvard Business Review for efforts on corporate performance; served as the recovery Executive for a major coal ash spill. She also collaborated with the Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture on delivering the first U.S. “Vision and Roadmap for Bioenergy and Biobased Products in the United States” and led the establishment of the first renewable energy premium program in the southeastern U.S.
Ms. Ray received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Physics from Auburn University, and an Master of Science in Solid State Physics from Emory University. She serves a regional Board of Directors for the American Red Cross; the Leadership Council for the College of Science and Math at Auburn University; teaches educational classes for teens at a local church; and was a licensed pilot and scuba diver.