EEI names security and business-continuity executive director

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The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently promoted Scott Aaronson, former managing director of cyber and critical infrastructure security, to the newly created position of executive director of security and business continuity.

 In this new role, Aaronson will lead the infrastructure security and business-continuity teams and will continue to serve as a member of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) secretariat, which coordinates national readiness for disasters and threats to critical infrastructure.

 “The consolidation of the industry’s efforts on cyber and physical security, business continuity, and storm restoration underscores the criticality of these issues,” EEI President Tom Kuhn said. “Scott’s experience supporting the ESCC has prepared him to lead this important new EEI group.”

 Aaronson holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. Aaronson previously has served as an adviser to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and to other members of Congress serving the 12th Congressional District of California. Aaronson started his career with EEI in 2009, serving in the Government Relations Department, where he focused on cutting-edge technology tied to grid modernization and telecommunications.

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