Governor Jerry Brown reappointed Mark Ferron on January 7, 2016 to the California Independent System Operator Corporation Board of Governors.
His three-year term will expire on December 31, 2018. Mr. Ferron, of Mill Valley, served as a member of the California Public Utilities Commission from 2011 to 2014. Before that, he was a partner at the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund from 2010 to 2014 and held several positions at Deutsche Bank from 1996 to 2009,
including that of managing director and chief operating officer at the Global Markets Division in London.
He served as vice president at Salomon Brothers from 1994 to 1996 and at Security Pacific (merged with Bank of America in 1992) from 1986 to 1994.
Mr. Ferron holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University.
A well-known advocate for solar energy, he was awarded recognition in 2014 as a “Solar Champion” by the nonprofit organization VoteSolar. In May 2015, he participated in the “Climate Ride California 2015”, a five-day charitable bicycle ride down the California coast from Fortuna to San Francisco to
raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental
causes through cycling.