Leo L. York Jr.
Director, Finance & Regulatory
Kip Fox is the President of Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT), a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP) and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (BHE). ETT acquires, constructs, owns and operates transmission facilities within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ETT’s capital investment has over $3 billion in transmission assets.
Prior to his role as President of ETT, Mr. Fox held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the past 8 years within AEP in Operations, Transmission Asset Development, Regulatory and RTO Policy for Southwest Power Pool (SPP), ERCOT, and Mid-continent Independent System Operator (MISO). Mr. Fox has been a strong advocate for competitive transmission development in the Stakeholder process for AEP and Transource Energy, LLC, a joint venture between AEP and Great Plains Energy.
Prior to his roles in the transmission organization of AEP, Mr. Fox was a consultant specializing in the transition of traditional transmission and generation operations to a Day Ahead market in place today. Mr. Fox has over 30 years management experience in energy trading, utility operations, market operations and transmission with American Electric Power Corp., Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority and Entergy Corp.
Mr. Fox earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech and master's degree i n Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Chapter President and member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Fox also sat on the Board of Directors of Weekend Academy, a non-profit agency, as well as Sterling Credit Union. In addition, Mr. Fox is also a member of Leadership Dallas and the Virginia Tech School of Engineering Student Advisory Counsel. He and his wife Donna reside in Austin, Texas.
Leo York has over 36 years of experience in the electric utility industry. In his current role as Vice President of Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT), he and his Operations team are responsible for managing ETT's capital projects as well as overseeing operations and maintenance of more than $3 billion of ETT transmission and substation assets. ETT is a joint venture transmission utility company between subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP) and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (BHE). Mr. York's additional areas of responsibility include NERC compliance, contracts administration and business development.
Prior to his role as Vice President of ETT, Mr. York worked for AEP, Central and South West Corporation (CSW), and Central Power and Light Company (CPL) in the fields of generation, transmission and substation construction and operations, revenue metering, wholesale power account management, and AEP's utility business development.
Mr. York earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Technology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children and five grandchildren and reside in Austin, Texas.
Director, Finance & Regulatory
Kim Casey is a 30+ year industry veteran of the U.S. natural gas and power industry with in-depth strategic, financial, regulatory, and commercial management experience. As Treasurer and Director of Finance & Regulatory for ETT, the joint venture company between American Electric Power and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, she is responsible for managing the overall finance, treasury and regulatory functions for the rapidly growing electric transmission utility.
Prior to joining ETT, Casey worked as a consultant to the power industry in her own consulting practice and also served as a member of the energy consulting firm, Stratus Energy Group. She was Executive Vice President and a founding partner of Fulcrum, a nationwide energy management services company and a retail electricity provider in ERCOT. Prior to Fulcrum, Casey worked as a Senior Director for Dynegy, where she was responsible for the profit and loss of the Texas power generation portfolio. She also had leadership roles during the restructuring of the natural gas industry with two major natural gas pipeline companies.
In addition, Ms. Casey was involved in the initial drafting of the ERCOT Protocols and previously served on the ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors for the Southwest Power Pool and the Gulf Coast Power Association.
Ms. Casey earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University.