Michelle Manary was appointed the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Resilience at the Department of Energy in May 2021. She oversees the National Transmission needs including presidential permitting, transmission modeling and analysis, national corridor identification and designation, stakeholder engagement and section 1222 support.
Before joining OE, Ms. Manary served as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), having held the position since September 2018. Ms. Manary joined BPA in 1998. Early in her time at Bonneville, she successfully held several management positions within the agency’s Corporate, Power and Transmission organizations, including as BPA’s director of Strategy Integration.
Before becoming CFO, she gained extensive transmission expertise in her role as the agency’s vice president for Transmission Marketing and Sales for three years. In that position, she oversaw transmission sales, customer relations and contracts, transmission commercial automated systems, products and rates, the open access tariff and available transfer capability.
Ms. Manary will apply her transmission background to oversee OE’s efforts in transmission reliability, clean energy analysis and programs, and energy infrastructure and risk analysis in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities to enhance grid resilience.
Ms. Manary holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, and Master of Business Administration and Public Administration from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.