Barbara Tyran brings outstanding federal / state government relations experience, following two decades as Director, Washington & State Relations, in EPRI’s Washington DC office. She was the principal liaison between EPRI executive management, and Congress, the Administration, the national trade associations, state legislators / regulators, and the Washington policy community.
Her background includes federal advocacy for utilities and management consulting for public / private sector clients, with engagements involving strategic planning, policy analysis, marketing, and financial / economic analysis.
Tyran is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment (WCEE).
She is also General Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society 2021 General Meeting Local Organizing Committee, with over 38,000 members world-wide.
In recognition of her technical expertise and knowledge, she was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Energy and Energy Services, advising the Secretary and USTR on international trade matters. She was elected Chair in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
She holds a BA degree with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale University.