Tanya Paslawski has been selected to become president of the Michigan Electric and Gas Association (MEGA) beginning in January 2019. She will replace James Ault, who is retiring after serving in the position for 19 years.
“We are excited to have someone of Tanya’s qualifications, experience and talent take
the reins of MEGA as the energy industry is in the midst of a transformation,” said Chrissy Beckwith of SEMCO Energy Gas Co. and new chair of the MEGA board of directors. “We look forward to our relationship and mutual cooperation in dealing with the important regulatory and political issues that continue to develop. MEGA would also like to thank Jim for his years of service, dedication and hard work for our organization while helping build Michigan’s energy future. He is known as a trusted and respected voice and resource in and outside the utility industry. We wish him the best.”
Paslawski has 18 years of industry experience. She most recently served as executive director of the Organization of MISO States Inc. The organization serves as an advocate and spokesperson for retail utility regulators across 15 states and the Canadian province of Manitoba on matters relating to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, the entity that plans and operates the regional electric grid.
“I am honored to have been chosen to represent the MEGA member companies. Theyare an influential voice in Michigan energy policy and I am looking forward to joiningthe team,” Paslawski said. “I am proud to have the opportunity to follow in Jim’s footsteps in this important role.”