Sheri Givens is The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)'s President and Chief Executive Officer. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, SEPA is dedicated to helping electric power stakeholders address the most pressing issues they encounter as they pursue carbon-free electricity by serving as a trusted partner providing education, research, standards and collaboration. Pior to SEPA, she served as vice president of US policy and regulatory strategy at National Grid, a clean energy company serving the electric and heating needs of more than 20 million customers in Massachusetts and New York. Her professional experience includes over twenty years in legal, regulatory, legislative, and external affairs. Prior to joining National Grid, she consulted on utility consumer education and regulatory policy issues in energy markets nationwide. She is a former Governor-appointed Texas utility consumer advocate and served on the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates’ Executive Committee. She has also served on the boards of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Texas Reliability Entity, Northeast Clean Energy Council, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, and Association of Women in Energy. Earlier in her career she was an attorney for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Legislature.