About Us

Supporting America's Energy Future by Expanding the Grid

America’s electric grid, formed in the early part of the 20th Century, turned the United States into an economic powerhouse. However, today 70% of our power lines are more than 30 years old, and the way that power is generated and where energy resources are located has evolved. With an increasing amount of weather-related power outages, more renewables on the grid, and the rapid transition towards the electrification of transportation, the time has come to modernize our antiquated electrical grid.

Grid United has a mission to do just what our name implies – unite the U.S. electric grid by building new long-distance, interregional transmission lines to ensure that Americans have access to low-cost power when and where it is needed. We are focused solely on accelerating the much needed expansion and modernization of America’s electric power infrastructure to build a more reliable grid, create good-paying jobs, and deliver low-cost, clean, domestically-produced energy to businesses and homeowners across the country.

UNITING THE GRID

Our short video describes how America’s electric grid came to be and the solutions we are driving forward – long-haul transmission lines to make our power more reliable and secure.

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FOSTERING LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS

We recognize that our projects will have a long-term presence in the communities where they are proposed, and we aim to foster long-term partnerships with landowners and local stakeholders. We strive to conduct ourselves in a manner that is fair and respectful and are committed to working with landowners and local residents to understand the unique characteristics of each community and property. Grid United places great importance on maintaining the relationships we build with landowners and communities as we work to fulfill the goals of enhanced grid resilience and energy security, job creation, and local economic development.

Leveraging our expertise in linear infrastructure, we seek strategic partnerships to advance opportunities to develop, construct, own, and operate transmission projects throughout the United States. Grid United believes that local utilities will often see fit to participate as owners or customers of the lines we are developing.

Meet our Team

Our team is comprised of highly experienced professionals in the energy industry who have managed, built and financed large-scale infrastructure projects across North America.

Patsy Baynard

Vice President – Project Development

Toya Campbell

Environmental Director

Bryant Coon

Project Development Director

Brian Dudeck 

Project Manager

Margo Fendrich

Project Manager

Amanda Flores

Project Development Director

Kristen Williams Golden

General Counsel

Will Harrop

Manager of Grid Analytics

Brant Johnson

Vice President – North Plains Connector

Raj Mahagaokar 

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Mendez

Analyst

Gimod Mathew

Vice President – Transmission Strategy

Bill Phelps

Vice President - Land

Ben Semmes  

Project Development Director

Michael Skelly

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Smith

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Harrington Square

Controller

Christina Tamayo

Project Manager

Hoa Tran

Development Director

Allie Wahrenberger

Director of Engineering

Kris Zadlo

Chief Development Officer

Advisory Board

Carl Monroe

Former EVP & COO,

Southwest Power Pool

Jack Hand

Former CEO & Chairman,

POWER Engineers

William Kaul

Former Vice President & Chief Transmission Officer,

Great River Energy

Kimberly Svaty

Principal & Founder,

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