Jim Thompson (better known as JT) was the Managing Director (and formerly Vice President) of Constellation Energy Control and Dispatch (CECD) which was as Duke Energy Control Area Services (DECA); a 24 hour NERC certified control center operation he began in 1999. JT has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, is pursuing his Masters in Organizational Psychology, and has over 25 years of power industry experience including; Balancing Authority operations, managing energy trading organizations, serving as a “boots on the ground” Senior Electricity Advisor for D.O.S. in Iraq for the Iraqi Reconstruction Management Office (I.R.M.O.), and manager of Walt Disney World’s Energy Control Center.
Denise Ayers is the Senior Vice President of Gridforce Energy Management (GEM). Denise holds a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Public Administration with 30 years’ experience in generation plant operations, utility system operations and business management. Denise has held NERC Reliability Coordinator operator certification, ERCOT operator certification, WECC operator certification, and PJM Generation and Transmission certifications. Denise manages day-to-day activity within the organization and is responsible for business operations and coordination of technical staff to support operations and customer needs.
David Jones is the Vice President of Operations for Gridforce Energy Management (GEM). David has over 30 years’ experience in power plant and bulk electric power system operations, and operations management. David holds a BS in Business Administration, NERC Reliability Coordinator certification, ERCOT operator certification, WECC operator certification, and PJM Generation and Transmission operator certifications. David manages the real-time activity in the Gridforce 24-hour Control Center, and the team of professionals who partner with customers in operating the bulk electric power system in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. David is the current chairman of the ACE Diversity Interchange (ADI) Operating Committee in the Western Interconnection.
Vice President, Strategic Development, Gridforce Energy Management.
JJ has worked in the energy industry for over 15 years acquiring extensive operational experience in western markets which he developed while working for BC Hydro, PowerEx (BC Hydro's marketing division), Portland General Electric (PGE) and Versify Solutions Inc. Within PGE's Power Operations Group he was responsible for operations, compliance, market development, and regional coordination. He continues to build on these same themes working for Gridforce Energy Management.
Carolyn J. Ingersoll
(CJ) is the Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Gridforce Energy Management, LLC (Gridforce). In addition to her duties as Associate General Counsel, CJ is responsible for the compliance services division at Gridforce. In this capacity, she oversees the development and maintenance of policies, procedures, and internal controls on behalf of Gridforce and its clients, and manages both internal and external audits.