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EIS Council Announces New of Board of Advisors Members EIS Council Announces New of Board of Advisors Members

EIS Council Announces New of Board of Advisors Members

[Washington, DC] The Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Council is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Advisors.

Joining the EIS Council Board of Advisors are Scott Aaronson, Vice President of Security and Preparedness for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and LTG (Ret.) Mark S. Bowman, former Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) / Cyber and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6/CIO, the Pentagon. 

“We are delighted to welcome Mark and Scott to our Board of Advisors,” said Avi Schnurr, CEO and President of EIS Council.  “The remarkable experience, capability and dedication they represent will be an exceptional asset in helping the Council fulfill its complex mission, hosting coordinated planning for extreme hazards.”

In his role as C4 / Cyber Director and CIO for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Mr. Bowman developed and coordinated a wide range of strategic infrastructure capabilities for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He brings to EIS Council over three decades of experience in the increasingly critical communications and cyber domains. 

As Vice President at EEI, Mr. Aaronson leads the EEI teams focused on cyber and physical security, storm response and recovery, and associated regulatory policy. “The EIS Council has played an important role in black sky planning for critical infrastructure,” Mr. Aaronson said.  “I am excited to work with them and their international group of experts and thought leaders to advance our shared mission of improving electricity sector security and preparedness against all hazards.” Mr. Aaronson also serves as the Secretary for the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), which has been held up as a model for how senior industry and government officials coordinate to protect some of the nation’s most critical infrastructure.  Prior to joining EEI, Mr. Aaronson served as a senior domestic policy advisor to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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EIS Council hosts national and international collaboration on resilience and whole community restoration and sustainment planning, addressing severe, national and global scale hazards to critical infrastructures and resource systems.

For more information, write to kelly.cullinane@eiscouncil.org.