Laura R. Doll
Chair, Board of Directors
Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Laura joined the Electric Reliability Council of Texas as an independent board member in 2010. She was formerly vice president of governmental and public affairs for Santa Monica-based Woodside Natural Gas Inc. Prior to that, she served as the deputy executive director for policy at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Before joining the CPUC, Laura served as chief executive officer for the California Consumer Power and Conservation Authority (also known as the California Power Authority).
Laura began her professional career at Austin Energy, where she spent 14 years, ultimately in the position of chief administrative officer. Her career also includes time as director of customer service for Grande Communications; director at Navigant Consulting; and senior vice president at Planergy, Inc., all based in Austin.
Laura was appointed to the California ISO Board of Governors by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008 to a term ending December 2010.
Laura is a resident of Austin and holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs and a bachelor of arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.